Lieutenant General Paul A. Ostrowski (USA retired) worked as the principal military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, leaving in April 2020. He also served as the director of the Army Acquisition Corps. where “[h]e led a workforce of more than 39,500 professionals while providing oversight for more than 720 diverse acquisition programs including aviation, ground combat vehicles, precision fires, network, and air defense systems with a combined portfolio of $36 billion.”
Shortly after retiring from the U.S. Army, Ostrowski served as the Director of Supply, Production and Distribution for Operation Warp Speed, a joint effort between the Departments of Health and Human Services and Defense “aimed to help accelerate the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.” In that role, Ostrowski “support[ed] the Operation Warp Speed mission by synchronizing efforts and capabilities across the private sector and le[d] an interagency civilian and military team charged with ensuring the successful manufacturing, distribution and administration of approved vaccines and therapeutics valued at over $16 billion.”
In September 2021, Ostrowski joined J.A. Green & Company, a lobbying firm for many defense contractors including Raytheon, Oshkosh Corp., and Millennium Corp., as the executive vice president of defense programs. President and founder Jeffery Green touted Ostrowski stating “the depth and breadth of Paul’s expertise and knowledge will be of incalculable value to our clients, and we welcome his leadership.” In 2019 Raytheon was selected as a subcontractor to provide the U.S. Army with a 50-kilowatt laser prototype for integrating on Stryker armored vehicles, a contract awarded to Kord Technologies and worth $203 million. Prior to the award, Ostrowski had supported the idea of the Stryker gaining the “ability to have an unlimited magazine.” According to public disclosure forms, J.A. Green & Company received $30,000 in lobbying fees from Raytheon in 2019 to represent the firm in the defense appropriations process.
Ostrowski did not respond to a POGO request for comment.
“The depth and breadth of Paul’s expertise and knowledge will be of incalculable value to our clients, and we welcome his leadership,” —Jeffery Green, president and founder of J.A. Green & Company.
Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology,
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army,
Executive Vice President of Defense Programs,
J.A. Green & Company