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Dr. Charles E. Browning, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Dr. Browning is responsible for the planning and execution of the Air Force's advanced materials, processes and manufacturing and environmental technology programs to support all elements of Air Force acquisition and sustainment. Dr. Browning is also responsible for interfacing these specific areas throughout the corporate Air Force and Department of Defense. He leads an organization of approximately 530 government employees with a yearly budget of nearly $250 million.

Dr. Browning began his career with the Air Force in 1966 and has held various senior technical and management positions within the laboratories. He was appointed to the SES in 1998.

1966 Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, West Virginia University
1970 Master of Science degree in chemistry, Wright State University
1976 Doctorate of Philosophy in materials engineering, University of Dayton
1995 Management Excellence Course, Carnegie-Mellon University
1999 Leadership for a Democratic Society, Federal Executive Institute

1. 1966 - 1983, materials research engineer, Advanced Composites Program, Materials Laboratory, Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratory, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2. 1983 - 1985, Technical Area Manager, Structural Composites Group, Materials Laboratory, Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratory, ASD, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. 1985 - 1992, Chief, Structural Materials Branch, Materials Directorate, Wright Laboratory, ASD, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. 1992 - 1997, Chief, Nonmetallic Materials Division, Materials Directorate, Wright Laboratory, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. 1997 - 1998, acting Director, Manufacturing Technology Directorate, Wright Laboratory, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. 1998 - 1998, Associate Director for Manufacturing Technology and Affordability, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, AFRL, AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. 1998 - present, Director, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, AFRL, AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

Fellow, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering
1980 Federal Professional Employee of the Year, Dayton Metropolitan Area
Outstanding Engineer and Scientist Award, Affiliates Society Council of Dayton
Materials Laboratory Cleary Award for Scientific Advancement
Materials Laboratory Schwartz Award for Engineering Excellence
Materials Directorate Management Excellence Award
2002 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award

Adjunct Professor of Materials Engineering, University of Dayton

Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering
American Chemical Society
Chairman, Fellow Awards Selection Committee, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering

(Current as of December 2002)


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