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Patrick J Fitzgerald

Patrick J Fitzgerald

Defense Contract Audit Agency

Fort Belvoir, VA, USA


Mr. Patrick J. Fitzgerald was appointed as the Director, Defense Contract Audit Agency on November 8, 2009, and is responsible for all matters related to the management of the Agency and its resources.

Mr. Fitzgerald previously served as The Auditor General, U.S. Army. In that capacity, he was responsible for managing the worldwide operation of the U.S. Army Audit Agency (USAAA). Mr. Fitzgerald has 30 years of auditing experience within the USAAA, and has held positions at every level of the organization. Mr. Fitzgerald entered the Senior Executive Service (SES) in 1998 as the Deputy Auditor General, Forces and Financial Management. He served as the principal advisor to The Auditor General on the Agency programs for auditing the Army's major functional areas of forces and manpower management, financial operations, information technology, Corps of Engineers, and civil works.  He held the position of Deputy Auditor General, Policy and Operations Management, from 2001 to 2004, providing advice to The Auditor General on audit policy, follow-up and liaison, auditor training and recruiting, and the Agency resources. He served as the Principal Deputy Auditor General from 2004 to 2006, and developed and oversaw the execution of the Agency's strategic audit plan and overall management of audit operations.

Mr. Fitzgerald graduated from the University of Baltimore with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Accounting (Summa Cum Laude). He also earned a Master's degree in Policy and Management from Georgetown University. Mr. Fitzgerald is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and Certified Government Financial Manager.

Mr. Fitzgerald received numerous awards and recognitions for performance excellence throughout his career including a Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award, Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award, and the Army Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service.

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