Mr. Joe Giunta is the Executive Director and Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting (PARC) for the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Redstone (ACC-R), a major contracting center of the U.S. Army Contracting Command. He is responsible for daily operations and oversight of a diverse contract execution mission averaging $18B annually.
Prior to becoming the Executive Director for ACC-R, Mr. Giunta served as the Executive Director and PARC for the U.S. Army Contracting contracting professionals responsible for the oversight and execution of a multi-billion dollar portfolio. As the senior contracting official supporting the Army’s Training Support System portfolio, he provided tailored contracting solutions and business advice in support of a diverse customer base to include Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.
Prior to his appointment into federal service as a Department of Army civilian, he held a variety of command and staff positions as an Armor Officer and in the Army Acquisition Corps in both contracting and program management. Mr. Giunta served as a deputy director of acquisition and director of contracting. During his military career, Mr. Giunta served in multiple combat operations. His last military assignment was as Product Manager, Ground Combat Tactical Trainers, Program Executive Office, Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.
Mr. Giunta’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal and Superior Civilian Service Award. Mr. Giunta is also a member of the Order of Saint George, Order of Saint Maurice and Order of Saint Barbara.
He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the Defense Systems Management College. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Catawba College, Salisbury, North Carolina, and a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration from Framingham State College, Framingham, Massachusetts. Mr. Giunta is a member of the National Contract Management Association, the Army Acquisition Corps and holds Level III Certifications in both Contracting and Program Management.
ACC, a subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, supports Army readiness by providing
global contracting support to warfighters engaged in military operations, weapon system acquisition, life
cycle management and sustainment and acquisition of goods and services vital to the Soldier's mission and