Kenneth I. Percell, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director of Engineering and Air Force Smart Operations 21 Adviser at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga. He is responsible for more than 1,800 military and civilian personnel, predominately professional engineers and scientists. As the senior engineering manager for the ALC, he provides executive leadership, technical direction, and engineering and scientist resources to support weapon systems including F-15, C-5, C-17, C-130, U-2, Global Hawk, Predator, special operations forces, missiles, ground support equipment, ground vehicles, electronic warfare, airborne avionics and others. As the AFSO 21 Adviser, Mr. Percell leads the center's implementation of AFSO 21 continuous improvement initiatives including Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, and Business Process Reengineering for all business processes within the wings and staff.
Mr. Percell graduated from the University of California, Davis, with degrees in electrical engineering and computer science. He began his civilian Air Force career as a software engineer at the Sacramento ALC, McClellan AFB, Calif., in 1975. Appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 1995, Mr. Percell has also held assignments at the Ogden ALC, Hill AFB, Utah, and at Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. He relocated to the Warner Robins ALC in 2005 where he served as the 402nd Maintenance Wing Director, then Executive Director before assuming his current duties.
1975 Bachelor of Science degrees in electrical engineering and computer science, University of California, Davis
1987 The Executive Program, University of California, Davis
1992 Program Management Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
1996 Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va.
2002 The General Manager Program, Harvard Business School, Boston, Mass.
2003 National Security Seminar, Syracuse University, N.Y.
2005 National Security Studies, Syracuse University, N.Y.
1. July 1975 - December 1979, software engineer, automatic test equipment systems, Software Support Center, Sacramento Air Logistics Center, McClellan AFB, Calif.
2. December 1979 - July 1981, operational software engineer, Software Support Center, Sacramento ALC, McClellan AFB, Calif.
3. July 1981 - January 1983, Chief, Ground Systems Operational Software Section, Software Support Center, Sacramento ALC, McClellan AFB, Calif.
4. January 1983 - February 1985, Chief, Communications-Electronics Maintenance Division, Sacramento ALC, McClellan AFB, Calif.
5. March 1985 - April 1985, Chief, Software Support Center, Sacramento ALC, McClellan AFB, Calif.
6. April 1985 - April 1987, Deputy Program Manager, F-111 Avionics Modernization Program Office, Sacramento ALC, McClellan AFB, Calif.
7. May 1987 - August 1989, Chief, Communications-Electronics Maintenance Division, Sacramento ALC, McClellan AFB, Calif.
8. August 1989 - July 1990, Chief, Software Integration and Avionics Division, Sacramento ALC, McClellan AFB, Calif.
9. July 1990 - November 1990, Chief, Acquisition Division, Sacramento ALC, McClellan AFB, Calif.
10. December 1990 - October 1995, Deputy Director, Space and C3I Management Directorate, Sacramento ALC, McClellan AFB, Calif.
11. October 1995 - July 1997, Director, Technology and Industrial Support Directorate, Sacramento ALC, McClellan AFB, Calif.
12. July 1997 - March 1998, Director, Technology and Industrial Support Directorate, Ogden ALC, Hill AFB, Utah
13. March 1998 - March 2000, Director, Commodities Directorate, Ogden ALC, Hill AFB, Utah
14. March 2000 - October 2001, Deputy Director, Directorate of Plans and Programs, Headquarters AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
15. October 2001 - June 2002, Chief Technology Officer, Headquarters AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
16. June 2002 - February 2005, Director, Information Technology, Headquarters AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
17. February 2005 - September 2005, Director, 402nd Maintenance Wing, Warner Robins ALC, Robins AFB, Ga.
18. September 2005 - June 2007, Executive Director, Warner Robins ALC, Robins AFB, Ga.
19. June 2007 - present, Director, Engineering Directorate, Warner Robins ALC and AFSO21 Adviser, Robins AFB, Ga.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Outstanding civilian service award, Air Force Logistics Command
William A. Jump Award
AFLC Nominee, Arthur S. Fleming Award
1999 Hammer Award, National Partnership for Reinventing Government
2002 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
2004 International Award for Technical Excellence, Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
2002 Life member, AFCEA
2005 Life member, Logistics Officers Association
2005 Life member, Air Force Association
Acquisition Management, Level III
Acquisition Logistics, Level III
Communications and Computers, Level III
Systems Planning, Research, Development Engineering, Level III
(Current as of December 2009)