Lieutenant Colonel Annie Howell Spiczak
Lieutenant Colonel Annie Howell Spiczak was commissioned as a Military Intelligence Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, Class 5-82 at Fort Benning, Georgia, 28 February 1978. Her first duty assignment was as a platoon leader in B Company, 165th Military Intelligence Battalion in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Her subsequent assignments include: Battalion S-2, 165th Military Intelligence Battalion, Wiesbaden, Germany; Brigade S-2, 205th Military Intelligence Brigade, Frankfurt, Germany; Brigade S-2, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, Wiesbaden, Germany; Inspector General and Security Officer, US Army Inspector General Agency, The Pentagon, Washington D.C.; Collection Management Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington D.C. After transitioning from the Regular Army to the US Army Reserves in July 1992, her assignments were: Watch Officer, National Military Joint Intelligence Center, The Pentagon, Washington D.C.; Individual Readiness Officer, US Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Reserve Force Integration Officer, Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific Command, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Army Element Director, Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific Command, Reserve Production Center, San Diego, California.; Logistics Staff Officer, US Army Materiel Command, Alexandria, Virginia; Deputy G-2, Intelligence Support to Force Protection, US Army Materiel Command, Alexandria, Virginia.
Her professional and military education includes: Veteran’s Affairs Senior Executive Strategic Leadership Course, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina; Leading and Managing People, Wharton Executive Education, University of Pennsylvania; Executive Development Seminar, Office of Personnel Management, Eastern Management and Development Center; Program on Negotiation for Senior Executives, Harvard Law School; Leadership for Extraordinary Performance, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia; American Society for Quality Certified Quality Managers Course; Project Management, IRS/General Physics Inc.; Defense Intelligence Agency Indications and Warning Course; US Army Command and General Staff College; US Combined Arms Services Staff School; US Army Inspector General Course; and National Security Agency Operational Security Course.
LTC Spiczak’s duty assignments in the Federal Civil Service include: Director, Merit Assessment Program, Internal Revenue Service, Washington D.C.; Supervisory Human Resources Specialist, Internal Revenue Service; Senior Program Manager, Internal Revenue Service, Washington D.C.; Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer, Small Business Administration, Washington, D.C.
LTC Spiczak was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) in April 2010 and thus entered the highest levels of Federal Civil Service. Her assignments in the SES include: Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resource Policy and Planning, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Washington D.C.; Chief, Workforce Management and Consulting, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington D.C.; Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Workforce Services, Department of Veteran Affairs, Washington D.C.
Her military awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (w/2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (w/ OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (w/4 OLC), National Defense Service Medal (w/OLC), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (2), Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/M Device), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.