Lawrence Pleis

Chief, Logistics Programs & Assessments Division (CCJ4)

U.S. Central Command

Mr. Pleis entered Federal Civil Service at MacDill Air Force Base in October 2008 following a career in the United States Marine Corps.  He served as an infantry officer and logistics officer, retired as a Colonel of Marines, and held various command and staff assignments throughout the Fleet Marine Forces, supporting establishment, and Joint Combatant Commands.  He served as the Chief of Logistics Plans and Policy at U.S. Southern Command, and U.S. Central Command as his last assignment on active duty.

As a civil servant, his portfolio includes logistics policy and long-term strategy development, future concept requirements development, command programmatics for logistics issues, logistics assessments, logistics strategic messaging, innovation, Headquarters Contracting oversight, AOR Operational Safety, and future theater posture development in support of the command’s logistics mission.