• PhD, Portland State University
  • MPA, Portland State University
  • BA, Boise State University


  • Bronze Order of de Fleury
  • Secretary of the Army – Outstanding Contracting Officer Specialized Contracting
  • USACE Special Act Award USACE Strategic Sourcing Program

Professional certification

  • DAWIA Level III Certified – Contracting
  • DAWIA Level I Certified – Project Management
  • Graduate – Army Senior Leader Development Program


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Jimm’s knowledge of Federal contracting procedures comes from more than three decades experience overseeing contracts for the Army Corps of Engineers.

Federal contracting and acquisition are exceptionally complex practices. Jimm Rich has more than 35 years of contracting experience with the Army Corps of Engineers, including serving as the Chief, Contracting Division for the Corps’ Baltimore, Kansas City and Galveston districts.

Jimm also held management positions on several major Defense Department projects.  He was Chief of the Contracting IPT for the $3 billion Pentagon renovation, construction and IT upgrade program from 1999 to 2000. In 2005, he oversaw the Baltimore District’s $4 billion BRAC program.

While at the Baltimore District, Jimm served as the Contracting Officer for the Army’s family housing privatization for which he received the Secretary of the Army’s Outstanding Contracting Officer Specialized Contracting award.

Providing support to the USACE HQ Strategic Sourcing Office, Jimm served as Contracting Officer for all USACE A-76 competitions in 2006. This included the Army’s $500+ million enterprise-wide IT competition, the largest -76 competition in the Federal government that year.

More recently, Jimm was Chief of Workforce Development at Corps headquarters. He managed workforce strategies for 1,400 civilian contracting specialists and 2,000 non-contracting USACE personnel.

Jimm has served as an instructor for the Corps’ PROSPECT Training Program and taught contracting for the Army at Command and General Staff College. He is currently on faculty at the University of Virginia, School of Continuing and Professional Development, where he serves a Program Coordinator for the Procurement and Contract Management program.