Ms. Michelle Hodges is the Senior Contracting Official for the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO). The RCCTO serves to expedite critical capabilities to the field to meet Combatant Commanders' needs. The Office enables the Army to experiment, evolve and deliver technologies in real time to address both urgent and emerging threats, while supporting acquisition reform efforts.

In a detail assignment from May - December 2018, Ms. Hodges supported the standup of the Army Futures Command as the Contracting Cell lead. She was responsible for advising the leadership team on all matters relating to contracting, prioritizing contracting requirements with the Army Contracting Command, monitoring contract execution in support of Army Futures Command and the Cross Functional Teams and managing the internal headquarters Army Futures Command contract requirements.

Ms. Hodges served as the Chief of the Army Contracting Command - Aberdeen Proving Ground Belvoir Division July 2015 to May 2018. Ms. Hodges ensured the execution of the contracting mission for a variety of mission partners on Fort Belvoir, including Project Manager Biometrics and Project Manager Terrestrial Sensors for Program Executive Office (PEO), Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (IEW&S), Project Manager, Expeditionary Energy and Sustainment Systems (PM E2S2) for PEO Combat Systems and Combat Service Support (CS&CSS), and the Night Vision Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD). This required contracts for research and development, production of and services for Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems, as well as grants and Other Transaction Authority agreements.

Prior to this Ms. Hodges was a Branch Chief and Contracting Officer for ACC-APG, where she was responsible planning and executing contract actions in support of programs under the purview of Project Manager Close Combat Systems for PEO Ammunition. As a Contracting Officer, Ms. Hodges was responsible for the management of two highly complex Quick Reaction Capability programs in direct support of the war efforts; the Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS) and the Vehicle Optics Sensor System (VOSS). Both programs were initiated under Joint Urgent Operation Needs Statements (JUONS), and were under simultaneous development, testing and fielding to meet the inflexible fielding requirements in Theater.

Ms. Hodges holds an M.B.A. from The George Washington University and a B.B.A. in Management from James Madison University. She is a graduate of the Senior Executive Fellows at the Harvard Kennedy School and awards include the Army Superior Civilian Service Award and the Commander's Award for Civilian Service. Ms. Hodges is an Army Acquisition Corps member with Level III Certification in Contracting and Level I Certification in Program Management.