Education

  • BA, Economics/Business, Chapman University
  • MA, Business Management, Central Michigan University
  • Senior Managers in Government, JFK School of Government, Executive Education, Harvard University
  • Flag/General Officer Orientation Program, Executive Education, Ft McNair

Memberships and citations

  • Defense Superior Service Medal
  • Meritorious Presidential Rank Award
  • Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award
  • Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award
  • Distinguished Presidential Rank Award
  • Board of Directors, National Contract Management Association
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Chief Learning Officer Magazine, 2008
  • Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award
  • Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award with Bronze Palm
  • Senior Fellow, Human Capital, The Conference Board, 2011

Contact

    • o: (202) 289-2060
    • f: (202) 289-8683
    • fanderson@dawsonassociates.com
After more than 40 years of government service, Frank brings unparalleled experience to our military contracting, management and procurement activities.

With knowledge stemming from his service as a Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force and past President of the Defense Acquisition University, Frank understands how to navigate the complexities of federal contracting and procurement.

A graduate of the Defense Systems Management College and Industrial College of the Armed Forces, he has held several leadership positions involving these issues including Commandant of the Defense Systems Management College and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Contracting.

Frank also served as a major weapon system program director, product group manager, and director of contracting for the Air Force’s largest buying/acquisition center.  He commanded the largest Air Force B-1B in-plant contract management office and Director of an in-plant Sub-Contract Management Division and led Contractor Procurement System Reviews.

Frank is Level III certified in both Program Management and Contracting. He received the Distinguished Presidential rank Awardand was twice awarded the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the highest performance excellence awards presented by the President and Secretary of Defense, respectively.  

 

Other Experience

  • Contributing author, “Unleashing Workforce Potential: Accelerating Extraordinary Business Results (Executive Learning Exchange – Vol. 2),” (September, 2013)
  • Co-author of “Leading the Learning Revolution:  The Story Behind Defense Acquisition University’s Reinvention of Training,” (2008)
  • Contributing author, “Global Alliances: Facilitating National Security and Global Business Through International Acquisition Education,” (2001)