Margaret S. Wetzell
Maggie is the Sr. Vice President of Contracts and Compliance at Oasis Systems. She is a retired U.S. Federal DoD Senior Executive, GM-15 with a career of 38 years of experience in Contracting and Program Management with the U.S. Air Force. For the better part of Maggie’s Air Force Career, she was a Senior Manager and Contracting Officer, holding a Professional Level III certification in the functional specialty of Acquisition. In both the Acquisition and Program Management community she was always at the forefront of change consistently instituting AF-wide affordable solutions for the acquisition of high valued, mission critical programs. She was key in the implementation of standard procurement systems, streamlining competitive processes and work on key legislative initiatives as well as enhancing teamwork by partnering with industry and the surrounding Hanscom AFB communities.
Maggie’s solutions influenced the day-to-day operations throughout the Electronic Systems Center Command (now AFLCMC) and the entire Air Force. Maggie was highly respected for her track record of agile business solutions and was well-known throughout the Air Force for her acquisition and program management leadership for more than four decades; she was the “mentor” to more than one generation of customer focused military and civilian contracting professionals. During the dreadful attacks of 9/11, Maggie was called upon to be in the “Commanders War Room” 24/7 as the single Contracting Officer providing extraordinary and creative responses and acquisition support to the Wing Commander and Hanscom AFB in an unknown dangerous environment of terrorism! She “stood up” and deployed the first ever 66th Contracting Squadron from Hanscom AFB to respond to the attack on our Nation complete with the design of a “squadron patch” for their uniform (today still proudly displayed in her office).
During this same time Maggie was the Director of Contracting to a 50 plus person military and civilian contracting division responsible for over $2 Billion acquisition programs for AFLCMC. Upon Maggie’s retirement, the Air Force recognized Maggie with two civilian medals for being a trusted advisor, counselor, and leader during her career, the “Exemplary Outstanding Civilian Service Award” and “Air Force Outstanding Civilian Career Award, which added to numerous Air Force and Professional awards received through her 38 years of dedicated Federal Service. Maggie achieved success in her profession and career in a way that is incomprehensible in today’s DoD Federal Government, starting as a GS-02 and retired as a GM-15 Certified Level III Senior Contracts/Program Manager. Finally, during her U.S. Federal Career, Maggie also, proudly served in both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. of the Army reserves for five years.
Immediately after Maggie’s retirement from the U.S. Air Force, Maggie went on to work in the Private Sector as a Privatization Project Director when she handpicked by the Wing Commander to work with the private sector to design, develop, construct, contract, and manage a “first-of-its-kind” Department of Defense Housing Privatization Project for our military families at Hanscom AFB. This contract was a new concept “at the time” within the Department of Defense (DoD) and ultimately lead the way for all of DoD bases goal of securing industry dollars for revitalizing and prioritizing military family housing for our nations freedom keepers. Project management included design, development of a housing master plan, construction and property management of a 780-home military family housing neighborhood valued at $220 million located at Hanscom AFB. This role also included the responsibility as Property Management for the existing inventory of 850 homes currently housing existing military families. It all started with the confidence of a Wing Commander and an Industry Partner choosing Maggie as the Project Director based on reputation as a leader complimented by past serving AFLCMC Generals endorsements.
As an Executive Leadership Team Member, Maggie is responsible for Contracts & Compliance, and contracting for sustainable mission critical programs for all DoD branches, FAA, NRC, and other Federal Agencies with offices in 36 states and 10 countries. Maggie continues to utilize her professional knowledge, capabilities and strengths with all of Oasis’ valued customers and teammates delivering capabilities to its customers in Systems Engineering, Human Factors Engineering, Enterprise Systems and Applications, Cybersecurity & Information Technology, Professional Services and Specialized Engineering Services. In addition, Maggie is involved with ISO, CMMI, CMMC, NIST, CUI policies and procedures and DCAA audits.
In her spare time, Maggie is a very proud and active “Great Aunt” to five nieces and nephews and attends many hockey games as a proud cheer-leading fan. She has a love for animals and especially her own dearly loved pets and is a member of the Mount Pleasant Golf Club and a respected Past President of the Women’s Golf League. Her newest sport is being part of the Mount Pleasant Women’s Bowling League. Maggie works out of our Burlington, MA headquarters office.