Theodore (Ted) C. Harrison
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Harrison joined TAPE in 2018 as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he leads the planning and execution of business operations and internal growth. He is responsible for the management of all operations personnel within TAPE’s various programs.
A 37-year Army veteran, Mr. Harrison retired at the rank of Major General. His areas of expertise include team building, strategic planning, resource development, and acquisition.
In his last military position, Mr. Harrison served at the Pentagon as Director of Operations for the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management. From 2015 to 2017, he oversaw the development and coordination of program requirements, strategies, and policies pertaining to Army facilities, military construction, energy, real property asset management, and Base Realignment and Closure properties.
Mr. Harrison also held a variety of acquisition posts from contracting officer up to Commanding General of the U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC), headquartered at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. Commanding ACC from 2013 to 2015, he led an organization with over 5,000 personnel located at more than 100 sites across the globe and an annual operating budget of $400 million. His other senior acquisition posts included Commanding General for the Expeditionary Contracting Command and Director of Contracting for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Harrison served as a Hawk Platoon Leader in the Republic of Korea; a Vulcan and Stinger Platoon Leader in the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; and an Aero Scout Platoon Leader, Flight Operations Officer, and Air Cavalry Troop Commander in the 4th Squadron, 12th U.S. Cavalry, Fort Polk, Louisiana. His many military decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Mr. Harrison received an MBA from Frostburg State University and a BS in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech. He is also a graduate of the Senior Service College Fellowship Program at the University of Texas-Austin and is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III certified in both program management and contracting.