Senior Contracting Officer
Department of Veteran Affairs
"Doing Business with the Department of Veteran Affairs"
Master Sergeant (Retired) Olin D. Newsome Jr. began his government contracting career in 2003 as a Contracts Specialist while on Army Active Duty assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. While assigned with the “All American Division”, Olin deployed to Ramadi, Iraq as the Division’s Lead Contingency Contracting NCO. Upon his return from deployment, Olin was selected for assignment with the Joint Special Operation Command (JSOC) in 2005. While assigned to JSOC, Olin deployed to provide contracting support for our Special Operation Forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa until his retirement from active duty in 2009. Olin joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2010 to serve as a Sr. Contracting Officer to provide an array of highly specialized medical supply and service procurements to eight VA Medical Centers throughout North Carolina and Virginia.