No-Limits Leadership: A leader from every seat of the table with compassion and competence
BY Janelle Taylor
Ramona Michelle McCaa, Chief Executive Officer and President of 3D Management & Consulting, LLC is the epitome powerhouse leader and “People First” advocate in business and community. With her legacy built on experience, trust, competence and passion for service, Ramona provides a first-class customer experience that reflects her personal journey of excellence. Her top-level leadership mindset and talents set the standard needed to lead others into the future.
A native of St Louis, Missouri and the wife of Clea McCaa II, Ramona has two children. Her story is one of tragedy and triumph, poverty and prosperity. After one conversation with Ramona, it will become apparent that “she understands your story as well”. She makes you feel as though she’s been there, and will offer advice on navigating a strategy to change situations or circumstances with empathy.
It was evident that Ramona’s professional occupation was founded in the Army Acquisition Corps. Her love for people and commitment to excellence propelled the launch of her business, 3D Management & Consulting, LLC (3DMC), a few years after retirement.
Ramona attributes her leadership style to her service in the military. She served as a military analyst for the Directorate of Doctrine and Intelligence System Training at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence. She also served as the senior acquisition officer. In her role, Ramona led the execution of the Army’s acquisition function and the acquisition management system. Her responsibilities included providing oversight for the total life cycle management and sustainment of Army military intelligence systems and equipment from research and development through test and evaluation, acquisition, logistics, fielding, and disposition.
A proud graduate of Lincoln University (LU), Jefferson City Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical technology, she also reigned as 1990-1991 Miss Lincoln University and a financial member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. As result of her commitment and achievement, in 2018, Ramona was inducted into Lincoln University ROTC Hall of Fame. Ramona holds a master’s degree in management from Troy State University in Yongsan, Republic of Korea, 1997 and is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College (CGSC). After serving the Principal Deputy for” New System Training and Integration Directorate”, Ramona retired in 2009 as a Lieutenant Colonel, 51C, Level III certified Acquisition Contracting Officer.
Through real-time decision making and acquisition skills, Ramona previously served as an Administrative Contracting Officer for Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) and executed acquisition responsibilities and management accountability for over 867 contracts valued in excess of $41 billion. She managed over 80 multi-functional civilian personnel, including 5 team chiefs and 2 military officers from the Navy and Air Force where directed the on-site contract administration, production, engineering, and program integration of 25 major weapon systems programs, of which 13 programs are Acquisition Category (ACAT) I or II.
Unlimited in solutions, Ramona served as a Warranted Contracting Officer with unlimited dollar amount. She ensured contractor compliance and cost control for a $472M effort as part of $3.8B Task Order 59. Mrs. McCaa provided life support, Combined Joint Task Force 7 (CJTF-7) logistics and combat operations support to over 24,000 personnel assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and Stryker Brigade.
She directly supervised over 800 Kellogg Brown and Root civilians, three DCMA civilians and one Army Materiel Command (AMC) military Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) planner. Mrs. McCaa was responsible for quality assurance and field support for five main base camps within the region to include: DMain, Tall’Afar, Qaiyarrah West, Mosul Airfield and AO Glory as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
For over 30 years Ramona has possessed and delivered a diverse range of leadership and acquisition training development in the military intelligence community. She carries her experience into the mission of her company: 3D Management & Consulting, LLC to provide clients quality, comprehensive, total life cycle services with ethics, timeliness, and reasonable cost as core values of the company.
3DMC is an SBA 8(a) approved, a Service-Disabled Veteran -Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) minority woman owned business enterprise founded in 2011 by Mrs. Ramona McCaa. 3DMC’s Corporate Headquarter is located at 51 E Wilcox, Suite 124, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635.
3D Management & Consulting, LLC is recognized as a leading innovator in its integrated approach to contract building maintenance and operation services and provides custodial and other facility related support services in Arizona and other States. 3DMC’s award winning team develops customized janitorial and other facility support services packages with multiple capabilities to provide high quality cleaning for the Nogales Land Port of Entry, commercial, industrial, medical and school locations, thus 3DMC’s growth has been supported by long-term clients, who have appreciated direct, personalized attention, and responsiveness of 3DMC’s management, supervision and holds value-added credentials and recognitions including:
• Certified as CVE
• Certified as a SBA 8(a)
• Certified as a Small Business Enterprise, SBE by the State of Arizona
• Certified as a Minority/Women Small Business by the State of Arizona
• Certified as a Service-Disabled Veteran -Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
• Top Secret Facility Clearance
• NIST CMMC Compliant
• DCAA Compliant Accounting System
“Acquisition is my lifestyle; I love it, and I get it!”, Ramona professes. Ramona leads the example in business and throughout her life with a mastery of emotional intelligence. She serves as a game changer and problem solver in her community. She has an earnest love for ministry as well as resolving the needs of troubled youth. Ramona currently serves as First Lady for Sierra Vista First Church of God in Christ mentoring and providing guidance to those wives whose husbands are working in the ministry. Ramona currently assists in several ministries and organizations such as Sierra Vista Dream Center, Feeding America, and is President of United Way of Sierra Vista and Cochise County, Arizona. She is a life coach, motivational speaker, and humanitarian.
Ramona is the ultimate no-limit leader that encompasses the full package of humility, compassion, influence and innovation at every seat that she holds. Above all else, she understands the human connection needed before shaking hands to do business- successfully.