Mr. Jackson currently works for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the Office of the Chief Procurement and Logistics Officer as the Associate Director of the Office of Procurement Operations. He has also served as Acting Director of VHA’s Service Area Office – East.
Mr. Jackson has over twenty five years of government service as an Acquisition Professional. Including VA his work spans four agencies, the Department of Army, the Department of State, and the Department of Justice. Prior to joining VA, Eldred served as the Deputy Director, Office of Administration, Acquisition Management Division, at the Department of Justice, in the Office of Justice Programs, where he was the Senior Contracting Official and Bureau Procurement Chief and had oversight of the procurement activities for goods and services valued over $100 million dollars annually.
As an AMC Career Intern Program Graduate, Eldred is an advocate for mentoring and developing junior contract specialists. He has been a member of the Services Acquisition and Management Services Center Industry Government Councils. Eldred has received numerous awards for his vast procurement knowledge and expertise including The Attorney General’s Award for New Employees, The Government Executive Magazine Travel Manager of the Year Award, and two Meritorious Honor Awards for Outstanding service at the Department of State.
Eldred is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he is a graduate of Southern University, and where he was initiated as a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. Eldred recently earned his Master of Science in Organizational Performance from Bellevue University, Bellevue, NB. He is active in various community activities, both here and in Louisiana.