How I can help you

Mr. Retson has over 44 years of legal practice and law office management experience in the fields of government contracting, contract disputes litigation, international logistics, construction, ethics, fiscal, personnel, and environmental law.  He entered the Senior Executive Service on March 13, 2002.

DCMA's 11,000 civilian and military leaders, managers, and technical experts help ensure Warfighter readiness through customer focused acquisition life cycle support and contract management services on over 300,000 contracts valued in excess of $973 billion.  Mr. Retson provided professional leadership for more than 100 civilian and military attorneys located throughout the United States and overseas.

Prior to entering the civil service, Mr. Retson served for over 28 years in the US Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps, retiring at the rank of Colonel.  His assignments included Army Chief Trial Attorney; Chief, Contract Law Division, Office of The Judge Advocate General, The Pentagon; Chief Counsel, US Army Test and Evaluation Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground; Chief Contract Law, US Army Europe; Instructor, Contract Law Division, The Judge Advocate General's School, Charlottesville VA

Areas of Expertise
  • Government & Regulations
  • Non-Profit

Industry Experience
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations


Ripon College, Ripon WI (BA, Chemistry 1969)

Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee WI (JD 1972)

George Washington University Law School, Washington DC (LLM in Govt Procurement Law 1983)

The Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge MA (Senior Managers in Government Course (2004)

Nicholas P Retson

Communication Methods

  • In Person