Ivan G. Bolden assumed the role as the first Chief of Public Private Initiatives, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management in July 2007. In this capacity he oversees all public private initiatives ventures for the Army. His direct oversight includes the Army's Residential Communities Initiatives (the Armys housing privatization program), Privatization of Army Lodging, Utilities Privatization, Enhanced Use Leasing, Municipal Services/ Partnerships and Competitive Sourcing. He assumes this position after working for eight (8) years on the Secretariat Staff in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations & Environment. He brings a wealth of experience as a 27 year Army veteran, retiring as a Colonel in 2001. His military assignments took him to postings in Europe, Korea and throughout the Continental United States. He attended various military schools throughout his career and his civilian education includes a BS in Accounting from Southern University, Baton Rouge, La. and a Master's in Public Administration from Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA. He is a visionary and has received numerous awards throughout his professional career and his hobbies include travel and golf.
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