LaShawn Knight

Mr. LaShawn A. Knight is a Contract Specialist for the Department
of Veteran Affairs (VA) in Wilmington, DE. He is responsible for performing professional work involving the procurement of supplies
and services using procedures outlined in the Federal Acquisition Regulations, VA Acquisition Regulations, Public Laws, and Agency policy. Assists the Acquisition Team Supervisors in coordinating contracting activities, performs contract reviews and provides
guidance regarding complex contracts administered by other contract specialists, identifies special training needs, and conducts mentoring and contract training.

Before being a Contract Specialist, LaShawn served as an Intern with the Acquisition Internship Program (AIP) where he participated in a rigorous, holistic training program leading to a certification in contracting. For approximately 22 months LaShawn received all the training necessary to attain the Office of Federal Procurement Policy mandated Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C).

Previously, LaShawn served as procurement technician with the Warriors 2 Workforce Program (W2W) through the Veteran Acquisition Academy. The program was an opportunity for Veterans to transition into a career in the federal government by applying their military skills and experiences to the federal workforce. LaShawn has over six years of experience in managing personnel and customer service. Prior to joining the VA, LaShawn served as Sergeant in the United States Army and was responsible for a battalion-level command for all personnel and administrative functions; responsible for the integration of all aspects of personnel accountability, and personnel actions. While serving as the Human Resource Sergeant he trained his Soldiers on casualty operations during training exercises and instilled confidence in them for deployment.

LaShawn is a native of Savannah, GA. Currently, he has a fiancé Marcella Gordon and one daughter, Maliyah Knight who he both loves very much. In his spare time, LaShawn enjoys outdoor activities, physical activity, and spending time with his friends and family.

Career Chronology:

2019 – Present: Contract Specialist Department of Veteran Affairs NCO 4, Wilmington, DE
2018 – 2019: Procurement Technician Veteran Affairs Acquisition Academy, Frederick MD
2011 – 2017: Human Resources Sergeant United Stated Army

2021 Bachelor of Science in Business, Mount St. Mary University, Emmitsburg, MD.