Rear Admiral Allie Coetzee became the Acting Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) March 2015 after reporting to DPAP in September 2013 as the Deputy Director for Contingency Contracting. Prior to that she served as the Executive Director, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Acquisition and Procurement), for two years. As Deputy Director for Contingency Contracting, she was responsible for DoD contract policy issues affecting deployed forces, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, and disaster relief.
Her active duty sea assignments include USS Jason (AR 8) as disbursing/sales/stock control/repair supply officer; USNS Mercy (T- AH 19) as food service officer during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm; and USS Mount Hood (AE 29) as department head. Her active duty shore assignments include Navy Regional Contracting Center, San Diego, as a Navy acquisition contracting officer; and Naval Hospital, Oakland, Calif., as assistant director for Logistics.
Coetzee left active duty and joined the Navy Reserve in 1993. Her reserve assignments include five command tours, among others.
She also mobilized in support of the Global War on Terrorism from September 2001 to February 2002, and again as deputy J4/chief contingency contracting officer for Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa from December 2005 to February 2007.