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WILLIAM C. REDMOND

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William C. Redmond, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Executive Director, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. He is responsible for providing direction in the operational test and evaluation planning, execution and reporting of more than 76 major programs valued at more than $650 billion being assessed at 12 different locations.   Mr. Redmond assists the AFOTEC commander as the senior interface between AFOTEC and major commands, other services, agencies, allied partners, industry and the scientific community.

Mr. Redmond was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He entered the Air Force in 1977 as a crew chief and was commissioned in 1980. He has more than 3,200 hours in the F-4C/D/E/G, F-15E, F-16D and B-1B, and more than 350 combat hours to include combat weapons employment in the F-4G, F-15E, and B-1B as a weapons system officer. He is a graduate of the USAF Fighter Weapons School, and a distinguished graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Marine Corps School of Advanced Warfighting and the National War College.

Mr. Redmond served tours in Europe, Korea and throughout the Middle East. He has commanded an operational fighter squadron and operational bomber group. He also served as the Vice Commander of the Air Force Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center and the 7th Bomb Wing. His staff tours include U.S. Forces Korea as Chief, Strategy and Policy, and on the Air Staff as Chief Electronic Combat Programs, Air Force Test and Evaluation. He retired from the Air Force in 2005. Mr. Redmond then entered civil service where he served as Director of the Commander's Advisory Group at U.S. Joint Forces Command and NATO Allied Command Transformation, Deputy Chief of Safety and Executive Director of the Air Force Safety Center and Director of Staff for Air Force Reserve Command until assuming his current position. Mr. Redmond joined the Senior Executive Service in 2007.

EDUCATION
1980 Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations, Texas Lutheran University
1992 Master of Arts degree in international relations, Troy State University
1994 Distinguished graduate, Master of Science degree in military history, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Quantico, Va.
2001 Distinguished graduate, Master of Arts degree in national security studies, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. June 2005 - November 2007, Director, Commander's Advisory Group, U.S. Joint Forces Command and NATO Allied Command Transformation, Norfolk, Va. 2. December 2007 - April 2010, Deputy Chief of Safety and Executive Director of the Air Force Safety Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
3. May 2010- September 2012, Director of Staff, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.
4. September 2012- August  2014, Deputy Director, Air, Space and Information Operations Directorate, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. August 2014 – present, Executive Director, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

AWARDS AND HONORS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Distinguished Flying Cross 
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with silver oak leaf cluster 
Joint Service Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award with two oak leaf clusters

(Current as of August 2014)