Vinny Valinotti joined First Nation Group as Contract Manager in May 2021. He comes with extensive experience in Federal contracting, having spent nearly 34 years in the Defense Logistics Agency’s Medical Supply Chain. Valinotti’s experience spans all aspects of supply chain management, from inventory management and order fulfillment; to negotiating pricing schedules and building ordering catalogues; to evaluation, award and administration of multi-billion dollar contracts. He most recently served as the Chief of the Pricing Branch in DLA’s Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor program.
Valinotti served 30 years as a Medical Service Corps Officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring at the rank of Colonel. His diverse Army career included positions in training, operations, logistics, and commanding units from small teams to over 1,000 personnel. Valinotti recognizes serving as both a Division-level Inspector General and the Commander of a Medical Task Force deployed to Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian as career highlights. He is also a proud member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.
Valinotti enjoys traveling, both internationally and locally, with his wife. He also enjoys camping and hiking in the great outdoors, and attending live concerts and plays whenever possible.