Nelson L. Mellitz is currently Chief of the Northeast Area Field Procurement Operations for the Internal Revenue Service. He is a retired U.S. Air Force Reserves Colonel with assignments at Headquarters Defense Contract Management Agency, SAF/AQC, Pentagon, Defense Logistics Agency and others has completed over 25 years in the DOD acquisition career field. He is a frequent lecturer on a variety of Government contracting topics for associations such as the National Contract Management Association and has taught contracting “Con” courses for AFIT. Mr. Mellitz has worked for private industry as a Senior Contracts Manager on weapons systems and fusion reactor contracts and for DOD as a Supervisory Contract Specialist with Contracting Officer authority.
In his current position he holds an unlimited Contracting Officer warrant and manages a staff that awards and administers multi-million dollar service and supply contracts for an eleven state area and 26,000 customers.
Mr. Mellitz received his DOD, DAWIA Level III in General Contracting in 1998 and Department of the Treasury Fulfillment in Acquisition in 2001. He is an AFIT certified professional contracts manager, and a National Contract Management Association CPCM and Fellow.