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RICHARD K. HARTLEY

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Richard K. Hartley is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy.  He is responsible for the formulation, review, and execution of plans, policies, programs and budgets to meet Air Force installations, energy, environment, safety and occupational health objectives.
 
Mr. Hartley began his career in 1985 as a cost analyst and industrial engineer in the Naval Air Systems Command.  In 1992, he moved to the Air Force where he served in a variety of positions at the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency and Directorate of Cost Analysis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Cost and Economics.  In 1997, he joined the Central Intelligence Agency as an employee of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), where he entered the Senior Intelligence Service in 2000.  As the Director of the NRO Cost Group, Mr. Hartley founded the now longstanding government and industry cost integrated process improvement team and is credited with establishing and implementing groundbreaking metrics to report and improve cost estimating performance.  In 2003, he came to the Pentagon as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cost and Economics, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Hartley was the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements.  In this capacity, he was responsible for the developing Air Force strategy, long range plans and operational capabilities-based requirements to ensure the Air Force builds and employs effective air, space and cyber forces capable of achieving national security goals.

EDUCATION
1985 Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pa.
1994 Professional Military Comptroller School, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1995 Army Comptrollership Program, Syracuse University, N.Y.
1995 Master of Business Administration, Syracuse University, N.Y.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1985 - 1992, cost analyst and industrial engineer, Cost Analysis Division, Naval Air Systems Command, Washington, D.C.
2. 1992 - 1995, Chief, Space Systems Division, Air Force Cost Analysis Agency, Arlington, Va.
3. 1995 - 1996, Chief, Air Force Cost Analysis Improvement Group Support Division, and Chief, Force Structure Costing Division, Directorate of Cost Analysis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Cost and Economics, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
4. 1997 - 1998, Deputy Director, Directorate of Cost Analysis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Cost and Economics, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
5. 1998 - 2003, Director, National Reconnaissance Office Cost Group, Chantilly, Va.
6. 2003 - 2012, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cost and Economics, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
7. 2012 - 2015, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements (formerly Strategic Plans and Programs), Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
8. 2015 - present, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

AWARDS AND HONORS
1995 Distinguished graduate, Army Comptrollership Class XLII
1996 Air Force Acquisition Costing Civilian of the Year
1999 NRO Director's Circle Award
2001 NRO Medal for Superior Performance
2001 NRO Silver Medal
2002 NRO Director's Distinguished Service Citation
2003 NRO Gold Medal
2004 NRO Medal for Distinguished Performance
2004 National Intelligence Certificate of Distinction
2005 Meritorious Civilian Service Award
2006 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
2007 Syracuse University Leonard F. Keenan Award for Distinguished Service
2013 Distinguished Executive Presidential Rank Award finalist

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
American Society of Military Comptrollers
International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association
Alpha Pi Mu, Engineering Honor Society
Beta Gamma Sigma, National Honor Society for Business Students

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisition Specialty
Certified Cost Analyst/Estimator, Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis 
Financial Management, Level III, NRO Certification Program
Certified Acquisition Professional, Level III, Business and Cost Estimating

(Current as of October 2015)