LTC Adolfo E. Vasquez, USA, Ret., is currently a Procurement Technical Advisor with the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) in New Mexico. He is also the Native American PTAC counselor and Veterans Advisor for New Mexico. Adolfo has served as the Deputy District Director for the NM Small Business Administration, and he is a former Commander of a Defense Contracts Management Area Office, a former Warranted federal contracting officer and is a Certified Verification Counselor for the Veteran Administration’s Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) program. He has over 35 years of experience as CEO, Procurement Officer, Administrative Contracting Officer, Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR), Quality Assurance Deputy Director, Deputy Federal Contracts Finance Comptroller and Federal Contracts Payment Operations Director. LTC (Ret) Vasquez is also a retired math and business development teacher in NM public schools for 15 years and an Adjunct Professor at University of New Mexico.
His “in the trenches” experience in logistics and program management, government contracting and procurement, FAR compliance, Quality Assurance, federal contract payments, fiscal accountability and small business development, training, counseling and marketing make him an invaluable consultant to any entrepreneur or seasoned business owner.
He holds an MBA with a minor in Contract and Logistics Management and is a graduate of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Certification Program. He retired as a DAWIA level 2 & 3 in Contracting, Production, Quality and Manufacturing, Program Management, Purchasing and Test and Evaluation. He also holds a Level 3 APTAC Certified Procurement Technical Advisor Certification. In 2014 and 2017 he was awarded the NM SBA Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year and the NM SBA Minority Small Business Champion of the Year awards respectively. LTC Vasquez is married. His wife Shannon and he have 5 grown children and 2 grandchildren and reside in the Placitas, New Mexico.