As Deputy Assistant Secretary, Mr. Calcara serves as the senior career person within the Army Secretariat responsible for the Army's worldwide installations and housing structure, with a replacement cost estimated at $251 billion. He provides policy, program direction, and handles political issues involving Administration, Congressional, State and local officials for all Active Army and Reserve Component facilities. He oversees the execution of key Army engineering; housing; construction; real property acquisition, management and disposal; and base realignment and closures. He represents the Secretary of the Army in communications with industry, the public, and the media on installations and housing programs.Prior to his appointment as the DASA(I&H), Mr. Calcara concurrently served as the Director of Real Estate and Chief of the South Pacific Division Regional Integration Team at Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers since March 2006. As Director of Real Estate, Mr. Calcara was responsible for program execution, policy and technical expertise in the areas of realty acquisition, asset management, and property disposal support for 24 million acres of Army-controlled land and improvements. As Chief, South Pacific Division Regional Integration Team, he managed a multi-functional organization charged with integrating regional products and services, and establishing and maintaining relationships at the national level for over $1.5 billion of annual civil works, military construction, and environmental projects in a 10-state area spanning from California to the Rockies. From 1983 to 2006, Mr. Calcara was with the Navy supporting global shore installation management, products and services for real estate; mechanical engineering and design; housing; asset privatization initiatives; base closure and realignment; military construction; and sustainment, restoration and modernization program management. He served with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command at its Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and their component commands at Pearl Harbor, HI, San Diego, CA, and Philadelphia, PA, and in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy.
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