Principal Assistant for Acquisition

Dr. Kenneth A. Bertram, Principal Assistant for Acquisition

Dr. Kenneth A. Bertram
Dr. Kenneth A. Bertram,
Principal Assistant for Acquisition

Dr. Kenneth A. Bertram serves as the Principal Assistant for Acquisition for the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) and is a member of the Senior Executive Service since July 2009. He is responsible for the advanced development and acquisition of medical products (drugs, vaccines, and devices) for the US Army. His duties include the oversight of clinical trials, Food and Drug Administration product licensure, technology transfer to commercial partners, contracting, requirements prioritization, and financial management. Dr. Bertram also serves as the US Army’s Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) for medical products.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY:
  • Aug 2008 – Jun 2009: Director, Strategic Business Partnerships Office, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, MD
  • Jan 2006 – Jul 2008: Commander, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD
  • Sep 2005 – Jan 2006: Special Assistant to the Commanding General, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, MD
  • Apr 2005 – Sep 2005: Chief of Staff, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, MD
  • May 1999 – Apr 2005: Director, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, MD
  • Jan 1999 – May 1999: Deputy Director, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, MD
  • Apr 1998 – Jan 1999: Chief, Hematology/Oncology Service, Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis, WA
  • Jun 1995 – Apr 1998: Chief, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis, WA
  • Jun 1992 – Jun 1995: Research Director and Staff, Hematology/Oncology Service, Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis, WA
  • Jul 1991 – Jun 1992: Staff, Hematology/Oncology Service, Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis, WA
  • Jul 1988 – Jun 1991: Fellow, Hematology/Oncology, Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis, WA
  • Jul 1985 – Jun 1988: Intern/Resident, Internal Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis, WA
COLLEGE:
  • M.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1985
  • Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Minnesota, Medicine, Minneapolis, 1981
  • B.S., Microbiology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1976
CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Acquisition Level III Certification in Program Management, 2009
  • Acquisition Level III Certification in Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering – Science & Technology Manager, 2005
  • Internal Medicine Medical Board Certification, 1989
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1986
AWARDS AND HONORS:
  • Meritorious Civilian Service Medal
  • Superior Civilian Service Medal
  • Legion of Merit (2)
  • "A" Proficiency Designator, Hematology/Oncology, from The Surgeon General, US Army
  • Order of Military Medical Merit
  • US Army Meritorious Service Medal (2)
  • US Army Commendation Medal (2)
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS:
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Member, American Association for Cancer Research
  • Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Member, American Society of Hematology
MAJOR PUBLICATIONS:
  • Twelve refereed journal articles and published abstracts.

Last Modified Date: 27-Sep-2016