President Trump has appointed a new member of the U.S. AbilityOne Commission.
Stuart Hazlett, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Procurement, was sworn in as a member of the U.S. AbilityOne Commission after being appointed by President Trump last year.
Commission Chairperson Thomas D. Robinson says “His expertise will be invaluable as we work to ensure the future of the AbilityOne Program and increase employment opportunities for people who are blind or have significant disabilities.”
Mr. Hazlett was appointed to his current Army position in 2017 and provides leadership and supervision of all aspects of the Army’s procurement mission, including development and dissemination of policies and procedures; management of operations, programs and business systems; and oversight over the organization and its resources.
He’s responsible for over 270 Army contracting offices worldwide executing a wide range of contracts from Army operational readiness to supplies and services.
The AbilityOne Program is one of the largest sources of employment in the United States for people who are blind or have significant disabilities. Approximately 45,000 people who are blind or have significant disabilities, including approximately 3,000 veterans, are employed at approximately 500 nonprofit agencies nationwide.