Joe Sciabica, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. As director, he leads a more than 1,900-person primary subordinate unit, assigned to Air Force Materiel Command and attached to the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center-Provisional, responsible for providing responsive, flexible full-spectrum installation engineering services. AFCEC missions include facility investment planning, design and construction, operations support, real property management, energy support, environmental compliance and restoration, and readiness and emergency management. The unit conducts its operations at more than 75 locations worldwide. Mr. Sciabica also directly oversees the execution of $11.8 billion in contracts, indirectly controls $49 billion in contract vehicles and manages $7 billion housing and $5 billion Enhanced Use Lease portfolios on an annual basis.
Mr. Sciabica began his career with the Air Force in 1982 at the Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory, Edwards AFB, Calif., developing technologies for small intercontinental ballistic missiles and in-space structures dynamics and control. He has served in a variety of engineering and senior technical management positions within the Air Force laboratory system, leading the development and transition of advanced rocket, space and sensor technologies to air, space and missile systems. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the AFRL Executive Director. Mr. Sciabica was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2003.
1979 Associate of Arts degree in physical science, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, Calif.
1982 Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara
1986 Master of Science degree in systems management, University of Southern California, Edwards AFB Satellite Campus
2000 Master of Science degree in national security strategy, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1. September 1982 - February 1988, Mechanical Engineer and Program Manager, Nozzle Technology Section, Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory, Edwards AFB, Calif.
2. February 1988 - April 1989, Mechanical Engineer and Program Manager, Air Force Astronautics Laboratory, Edwards AFB, Calif.
3. April 1989 - January 1991, Space Technology Plans Officer, Air Force Astronautics Laboratory, Edwards AFB, Calif.
4. January 1991 - March 1996, Chief, Spacecraft Technology Plans Division, Phillips Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
5. April 1996 - July 1997, Chief, Projects Division, Space Experiments Directorate, Phillips Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
6. July 1997 - Feb 1998, Deputy, Integrated Experiments and Structures Division, Space Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
7. March 1998 - July 1999, Chief, Integration and Operations Division, Space Vehicles Directorate, AFRL, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
8. August 1999 - June 2000, Student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
9. June 2000 - June 2001, Senior Engineer, Future Technology Integration, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
10. July 2001 - April 2003, Deputy Director, Space Vehicles Directorate, AFRL, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
11. April 2003 - May 2005, Associate Director for Space Technology, AFRL, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
12. May 2005 - January 2008, Director, Sensors Directorate, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
13. January 2008 - September 2012, Executive Director, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
14. October 2012 - present, Director, AFCEC, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas
AWARDS AND HONORS
1987 Nominated for Outstanding Professional, Federal Executive Board of Los Angeles
1991 Certificate of Recognition, Joint Army/Navy/NASA/Air Force Chemical Propulsion Information Agency Executive Committee
1993 Letter of Commendation, Phillips Laboratory
1997 Outstanding Senior S&E of the year, Space Experiments Directorate, Phillips Laboratory
1999 Special Act/Service Award, Space Vehicles Directorate, AFRL
2000 Acquisition Corps Member
2001 Letter of Commendation, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force
2005 Civilian Achievement Award
2005 Small Business Special Achievement Award - Team, Air Force Materiel Command
2005 Small Business Special Achievement Award, Secretary of the Air Force
2008 Director of the Year, Federal Laboratory Consortium Laboratory
2008 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
2009 Fellow, Ohio State Air Force Association
2011 Air Force Nominee, Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership
2011 Associate Fellow, American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics
2011 Legacy Award, Air Force Association, Wright Memorial Chapter
2012 Outstanding Professional Achievement, Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton
2012 Presidential Distinguished Rank Award
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
National War College Alumni Association
Air Force Association
Senior Executives Association
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Society of American Military Engineers
Test and Evaluation, Level I
Program Management, Level II
Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering, Level III
(Current as of July 2015)