DRS Naval Power Systems, Inc.

Mr. Richard Deschauer received his undergraduate degree in Economics from New Jersey’s Montclair State University. He was commissioned in the U.S. Navy through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island and received a Master’s of Science degree in Acquisition and Contract Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey California.

Aside from numerous sea tours while in the Navy, Rich served as the Deputy Director for Special Acquisitions with the Defense Fuel Supply Center, Defense Logistics Agency, in Alexandria, Virginia. He was the Contracting Officer for DoD’s worldwide strategic fuel storage where he negotiated Government-to-Government agreements for fuel storage in the Middle East and Africa. He also served as the Director of Contracts at the Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Oakland, California, providing contract support for all Navy activities and ships on the West Coast and in Pacific fleet. Rich was the Deputy Director for Contract Management at the Naval Supply Systems Command, responsible for contract policy and resource management of the Navy’s Field Contracting System. There Rich established and managed both the Navy’s Contingency Contracting program and the Navy’s purchase card program. Rich was also instrumental in developing and deploying the Navy’s electronic commerce portal, NECO. For Rich’s final tour in the Navy, he was the Director of Business Operations for the Defense Contract Management Agency’s in-plant office at Boeing Aircraft and Missile Systems in St. Louis. He was the senior on-site Government contracting official for the facility.

Rich has been a member of National Contract Management Association (NCMA) since 1986, is a former designated member of the Department of Defense Acquisition Professional Community, and is a standing member of the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) Alumni Association.

Contact Richard Deschauer
Board Status Treasurer
Title Senior Director of Contracts and Compliance
Company DRS Naval Power Systems, Inc.
Address 4265 North 30th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53216
Phone (414) 875-4771
Email richarddeschauer@drs-pct.com