Mr. Morteza Anvari

Director of Programs & Strategy & Deployment Director Lean Six Sigma, ASA (FM&C)

Mr. Mort Anvari is a member of the Army Senior Executive Service. As Director of Programs and Strategy and the Lean Six Sigma Deployment Director at office of Assistant Secretary of the Army Financial Management and Comptroller, Mr. Anvari is responsible for providing policy direction and guidance to the Army on the conduct of mission, force, installation, and personnel costing in support of the Army cost management end-to-end process implementation.

Mr. Anvari at the office of Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Cost and Economics leads evaluation of all matters concerning cost control, output and performance metrics for Army programs. He defends cost products at appropriate Army, Department of Defense, and Office of Management and Budget corporate reviews. He represents the Army to senior cost and economic officials in government, academia, and the private sector and fosters improved understanding of Army cost and economic issues through public speaking in military, academic and professional forums.

He directs independent cost and economic studies, cost benefit analysis reviews, risk and uncertainty analysis in support of major defense programs. As the Army Financial management Lean Six Sigma Deployment Director, Mr. Anvari is responsible for implementation of all Army financial management process improvement initiatives.

Mr. Anvari is a prolific publisher having produced numerous articles on cost, risk, and systems analysis. He has continued his passion for teaching as an adjunct professor at local universities in Washington DC, where he taught project management, operating systems, networking, systems analysis, and cost management. Mr. Anvari developed and maintains an excellent project and cost management educational web site http://cbafaculty.org which is greatly referenced by students and military decision-makers.

Employment History
 
Full Time – Professional
2014 – Present    Director, Programs and Strategy, ASA (FM&C), Pentagon
2011 – Present    Deployment Director, ASA (FM&C) Lean Six Sigma (LSS), Pentagon
2010 – 2011    Special Assistant to the DASA for Cost and Economics, Pentagon
2008 – 2010    Director, Theater Cost Analysis (OIF and OEF), ARCENT, G8, Kuwait
2005 – 2008    Director, Acquisition Costing, DASA-CE, Arlington, VA
2000 – 2005    Chief, Army Cost Review Board Office, DASA-CE, Arlington, VA
1995 – 2000    Chief, Cost Policy Division, Cost and Economic Analysis Center, Washington, DC
1991 – 1995    Team Chief, Aircraft and Missiles, Cost and Economic Analysis Center
1990 – 1991    Acting Director, Resource Analysis and Business Practice, ASA (FM&C), Pentagon
1989 – 1990    Team Chief, Tank Program, Cost and Economic Analysis Center, Falls Church, VA
1985 – 1989    Industrial Engineer, Tank and Automotive Command, Warren, MI
1978 – 1981    Production Project Engineer, General Motors (GM), Flint MI

Part Time – Academic
1997 – 2008    Adjunct Professor, School of Business, Strayer University, Arlington, VA
1999 – 2006    Adjunct Professor, Information Systems, Southeastern University, Washington, DC
1982 – 1989    Lecturer, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI

Volunteer - Media
2004 – 2013    Special news analyst, Voice of America Persian TV Programs, Washington, DC

Education
MSE/PhD    Industrial & Systems Engineering, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1984
MSE    Mechanical Engineering, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1977
BSE    Mechanical Engineering, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1976

Certifications
Department of Defense Financial Management Certification, Level 3 Certified, 2015
Defense Acquisition University:
  • Level 3 Certified Acquisition Professional, Business - Cost Estimating, 2014
  • Level 3 Certified Acquisition Professional, Business - Financial Management, 1994
  • Certified Cost Analyst (CCA), Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis (SCEA), 1989

Trainings
  • Army Senior Executive Education Program-I, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, 2018
  • American Society of Military Comptrollers National Capitol Region PDI, Washington, 2018
  • Employee Engagement Course, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, 2017
  • SES Leading Edge, Federal Executive Institute, Collaboration to Address National Priorities, August 2016
  • APEX 41, Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) Senior Executive Service (SES) Orientation, 2015
  • Leadership at the Peak, Center for Creative Leadership Colorado Springs, 2015
  • Army Senior Executive Education Program, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, 2015
  • Army Strategic Leader Development Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015
  • General Officer/ Senior Executive Service, Army Force Management School, Virginia, 2014
  • Leadership Development, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1996
  • Graduate of the Army Management Staff College, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1994
  • Army Logistic Management College, Cost Analysis for Decision Making, 1986
  • Completed over 400 Continues Learning Credits in Management and Leadership

Professional Memberships
  • American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC)
  • Military Operation Research Society (MORS)
  • Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE)
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

Awards
  • Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Excellence Award Program (LEAP) Organization Award, 2018
  • Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Excellence Award Program (LEAP) Organization Award, 2017
  • Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Excellence Award Program (LEAP) Organization Award, 2016
  • ASMC Team Award, Army Financial Management Optimization, May 2014
  • Superior Civilian Service Award, 2013
  • Army LSS Excellence Award Program (LEAP) Team Award, 2011
  • Army Acquisition Modeling and Simulation Award, 2006
  • Army Resource Manager of the Year Team Award, 1999
  • Army Resource Manager of the Year Civilian Award, 1994
  • Three Commanders Civilian Awards, 1991, 1995, 2000
  • Six Army Special Act Awards, 1990-2003
  • ASMC Team Award, Prime Vendor Support (PVS), 2000
  • Distinguished Graduate Award, Army Logistic Management College, 1986
  • Sustained Annual Army Exceptional Performance Awards, 1986-Present

ASA (FM&C) Biographies




Mr. Morteza Anvari
Director of Programs & Strategy & Deployment Director Lean Six Sigma, ASA (FM&C)
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Mr. John Bergin
DASA, Financial Information Management
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MG Paul A. Chamberlain
DASA, Army Budget
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LTG Thomas A. Horlander
Military Deputy, ASA (FM&C)
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Mr. Stephen B. Loftus
DASA, Cost and Economics
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Mr. Wesley C. Miller
DASA, Financial Operations
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Mr. Jonathan D. Moak
Principal Deputy, ASA (FM&C)
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Mr. Michael A. Ramsey
Deputy Director and Senior Advisor, Army Budget
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Honorable John E. Whitley
Assistant Secretary of the Army (FM&C)
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