Meet the Instructor

Don Mansfield

Don Mansfield is a recognized expert in the contracting career field. He has over 26 years of experience as a federal acquisition professional. During this time, he has served in the following capacities:

  • 2019 to present: Owner, Don Acquisition LLC
  • 2006 – 2019: Professor of Contract Management for the Defense Acquisition University (DAU)
  • 2003 – 2006: Head of Procurement and Proposal Evaluation and Deputy for Small Business at the Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC)
  • 1999 – 2003: Contracting/Grants Officer at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC)
  • 1998 – 1999: Contract/Grants Administrator at the Office of Naval Research (ONR)
  • 1995 – 1998: Contract Specialist at the Navy’s Fleet and Industrial Supply Center

In 2019, Mr. Mansfield received the President’s Award for exceptionally meritorious achievement during his 13 years as a Professor of Contract Management at DAU. He taught various courses in DAU’s contracting and small business curriculum, training over 3,000 students in Federal contracting. He led the development of Federal Acquisition Regulation Fundamentals (CON 090), for which he won both individual and team corporate awards in 2010. He also managed the course for 4 years and taught it 45 times. It became the highest-rated instructor-led course in DAU in terms of general benefit and direct applicability to on-the-job tasks.

Meet the Instructor

Jeffrey A. Mansfield

Jeffrey A. Mansfield is a practicing attorney in San Diego, California, specializing in United States governmental law and litigation. He is a cum laude graduate of California Western School of Law where he served as Managing Editor of the Law Review, Chairman of the Student Bar Association, and won three American Jurisprudence Awards for the highest academic achievement in contract law, corporate law, and evidence law, receiving his JD in 1980.

In 1983 he accepted a position in the Excepted Service as a member of the Office of the General Counsel for the Department of the Navy. His full-time assignments with the Navy spanned thirty-five years during which he served as Assistant Counsel, Naval Supply Center, San Diego, Deputy Counsel, Naval Regional Contracting Center, San Diego, Deputy Counsel, Fleet & Industrial Supply Center, San Diego, Senior Procurement Counsel, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego, Counsel, Supervisor Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair, San Diego, Counsel, Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, and Counsel, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona, California.