Brig. Gen. Kenneth J. Moran is the Director, Program Management and Integration Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. He is the primary advisor to the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space for weapon system management, acquisition, integration and analysis. He is also responsible to develop and deploy policy, strategies, processes, tools, and training for these functions across the space and missiles systems center. As well as training and equipping over 900 military and civilian program managers executing $8 billion annually.
General Moran entered the Air Force in 1985 through the ROTC program, earning an aeronautical engineering degree from Virginia Tech University. He has served as a flight test engineer for Strategic Air Command and Air Combat Command; chief of an integrated product team in the Air Force Research Laboratory; and Director of the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile development at the Air Armament Center. He served as the Deputy Program Director for the Counterair Joint Systems Program Office and commanded the 827th Aircraft Sustainment Group at Tinker AFB, Okla., where he led the total life-cycle management for more than 550 C/KC-135. General Moran was also the Director for Expeditionary Combat Support System and the PEO for enterprise logistics systems where he managed a portfolio with an annual budget of more than $625 million, supporting 250,000 users worldwide.
His staff assignments include program element monitor and executive officer for the Director of Global Power Programs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, and special assistant to the Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, responsible for leading the command's base realignment and closure activities and all transformation efforts across the materiel enterprise. General Moran also served as AFMC's Inspector General, providing the commander with an independent assessment of the command's operations, readiness, efficiency and effectiveness.
1985 Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg
1988 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1990 Distinguished graduate, Master's degree in aeronautical engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1994 Doctor of Philosophy degree in aeronautical engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1997 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2001 Air War College, by correspondence
2004 Distinguished graduate, Master's degree in national resource strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2005 Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
2006 Center for Executive Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2007 National Security Management Course, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
2008 Enterprise and Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1. April 1985 - April 1989, advanced weapon system test engineer and Chief, Engineering Section, Barksdale AFB, La.
2. May 1989 - April 1994, doctoral student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. May 1994 - April 1996, leader, Aero-structural Simulation Team, and leader, Multidisciplinary Design Integrated Product Team, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. August 1996 - June 1997, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
5. July 1997 - December 1998, Cruise Missile Defense Acquisition Manager, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.
6. January 1999 - May 2000, executive officer, Director of Global Power Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.
7. June 2000 - July 2003, Chief, AMRAAM Development Group, and Deputy Program Director, Counterair Joint System Program Office, Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB, Fla.
8. August 2003 - May 2004, student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
9. June 2004 - June 2006, Director, KC-135 System Program, and Commander, 827th Aircraft Sustainment Group, Tinker AFB, Okla.
10. July 2006 - August 2006, Chief, Base Realignment and Closure Division, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. September 2006 - May 2008, Deputy Director, Develop and Sustain Warfighting Systems, AFSO21 Office, Headquarters AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
12. June 2008 - June 2009, Inspector General, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
13. July 2009 - August 2011, Director, Expeditionary Combat Support System, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
14. September 2011- present, Director, Program Management and Integration, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
1987 Outstanding Young Men of America
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Dec. 19, 1984
First Lieutenant Feb. 16, 1987
Captain Feb. 16, 1989
Major Aug. 1, 1996
Lieutenant Colonel July 1, 1999
Colonel Aug. 1, 2003
Brigadier General July 9, 2009
(Current as of June 2013)