Dr. Jacqueline R. Henningsen, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director for Studies and Analyses, Assessments and Lessons Learned, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. She is responsible to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force for analytic and Air Force Lessons Learned policy oversight and implementation. She ensures comprehensive, defendable and time-sensitive processes underpin Air Force warfighting and force structure capability and sufficiency assessments; informs and illuminates leadership on emerging issues; fireproofs resource investment decisions; and rapidly collects, disseminates, implements and tracks lessons learned.
Dr. Henningsen began her Air Force career in 1985. She served as the final Assessments Division Chief for Strategic Air Command and the first Chief of Assessments for U.S. Strategic Command. In these positions, she led strategic deterrence and conventional war-fighting capability assessments, and provided wargaming oversight during the transition period at the end of the Cold War. She was recognized with the Air Force's Meritorious Civilian Service Award for her role in supporting Strategic Air Command during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
In 1992, she joined the Office of the Secretary of Defense, assuming oversight of strategic and space launch programs in the Program Analysis and Evaluation Directorate's Cost Analysis Improvement Group. Later, as an analyst in the Regional Assessments and Modeling Division, she was responsible for the Secretary of Defense-initiated Joint Analytic Model Improvement Program and country teams for the Partnership for Peace Resource Management Program. She was also responsible for Joint Staff program reviews, evaluation of Joint Forces Command establishment initiatives, and Quadrennial Defense Review assessments.
In 1998, she became a member of the Senior Executive Service as Associate Director for Modeling, Simulation and Analysis within the Directorate for Command and Control in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations. In that role, she provided corporate oversight of Air Force modeling, simulation and analysis. Prior to assuming her current position, Dr. Henningsen served as the Director of the Air Force Studies and Analyses Agency, a direct reporting unit to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force.
Dr. Henningsen has contributed analytic leadership during all of the Department of Defense's Quadrennial and other major defense reviews from the end of the Cold War to the present. She received the 2005 Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award for her analytic leadership in the Department of Defense. She also received Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Awards in 2001 and 2009. She was recognized with the 2012 Distinguished Executive Rank Award.
1966 Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics education, Northwest Missouri State University
1973 Master of Science degree in mathematics education and educational psychology, National Science Foundation Scholar Program
1982 Master of Science degree in industrial and management systems engineering, University of Nebraska
1987 Doctor of Philosophy in industrial and management systems, University of Nebraska
1992 Program for Senior Officials in National Security, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1996 Certification in alternative dispute resolution and federal mediation, The Justice Center, Atlanta, Ga.
1998 Air Force Senior Leaders Orientation Course, Washington, D.C.
1999 Leadership for a Democratic Society, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va.
2009 Leadership at the Peak, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Co.
2007 Defense Policy Seminar, National Security Studies Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
2012 Air Force Senior Executive Warfighters Perspective Seminar, Air University
1. 1966 - 1980, professional educator in mathematics and psychology, Title IV program director and educational consultant, primarily in Omaha, Neb.
2. 1981 - 1985, operations research, statistics and engineering economics instructor, industrial and management systems engineering department, University of Nebraska
3. 1984 - 1985, management consultant, Wells Engineers, Omaha, Neb.
4. 1985 - 1988, operations research analyst, Office of Director for Science and Research, Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.
5. 1988 - 1989, Chief, Combat Analysis Group, Office of the Director for Science and Research, Headquarters SAC, Offutt AFB, Neb.
6. 1990 - 1992, Chief, Capability Assessments Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, Headquarters SAC, Offutt AFB, Neb.
7. 1992 - 1992, Chief of Assessments, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
8. 1992 - 1994, Senior Analyst, Cost Analysis Improvement Group, Directorate for Resource Analyses, Program Analysis and Evaluation Directorate, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.
9. 1994 - 1998, Senior Analyst, Regional Assessment and Modeling Division, Directorate for Theater Analyses and Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation Directorate, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.
10. 1998 - 2001, Associate Director for Modeling, Simulation and Analysis, Directorate of Command and Control, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
11. 2001 - 2006, Director, Air Force Studies and Analyses Agency, Office of the Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
12. 2006 - present, Director, Studies and Analyses, Assessments and Lessons Learned (A9), Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
1970 - 1973 National Science Foundation Fellowship
1981 - Alpha Pi Mu, Engineering Honorary Society, University of Nebraska
1982 - 1984 Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
1991 - 1996 Executive Board, Military Operations Research Society
1991 Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award
1993 Distinguished Alumni Award, North High School, Omaha, Neb.
1997 Fellow, Military Operations Research Society
2000 Air Force nominee, Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership
2001 Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award
2002 Masters Week Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
2006 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
2007 Air Force Modeling and Simulation Moody Suter Lifetime Achievement Award
2009 Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award, Bronze Palm
2012 Distinguished Executive Presidential Rank Award
(Current as of November 2014)