Andrew Kittsen – Subsistence Prime Vendor Afghanistan Program Manager

Andrew Kittsen is the Program Manager of ANHAM’s Prime Vendor Afghanistan program. Prior to this role, Mr. Kittsen was until recently the Deputy Program Manager for the Afghanistan Prime Vendor contract having previously been the Deputy Program Manager for the Kuwait Iraq Jordan & Syria program. Mr. Kittsen joined the company in April 2011 in a consultancy role as the Program Security Manager, and subsequently transferred to ANHAM as a full-time employee in October 2013 as the Deputy Program Manager in Kuwait. In this role, he is directly accountable to the Program Manager for the operations as well as the oversight of operational staff and business.

Before joining ANHAM, Mr. Kittsen worked as the Training Director for AEGIS Iraq where he notably assumed the responsibilities of procedural compliance in all aspects of operational training requirements of all private security contractors working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Iraq. With an impressive program outcome, shortly thereafter, Mr. Kittsen was promoted as the Deputy Director of the Contractors Operations Centre for the MNFI, a contract with a value of more than $300 million in support of MNFI’s regional commands. In this role, Mr. Kittsen was instrumental in the establishment and the standardization of the private security industry’s policies and procedures region wide. Furthermore, since the inception of this project, Mr. Kittsen helped reinforce the company’s growth and expansion from a single command cell into several more cells that are strategically located in mission-critical areas in Iraq, and later in Afghanistan.