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PATRICIA J. ZARODKIEWICZ

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Patricia J. Zarodkiewicz, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Virginia. She is the Air Force's senior career civilian adviser to the Secretary. She performs high-level assignments following the Secretary's policies, goals and objectives. She oversees the execution and programming of the U.S. Air Force Headquarters portfolio with an annual budget of $5.6 billion and 37,000 personnel. She administratively manages and supports the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, its 1,650- member Secretariat and 2,400-member supported field operating agencies to include manpower, personnel, organization, budget, supply and the Secretary's contingency fund; information, personnel and industrial security oversight for U.S. treaty issues; special access programs and antiterrorism. Ms. Zarodkiewicz is also the Air Force lead for Insider Threat policy and implementation. She also establishes policy and oversees worldwide Air Force Departmental Publishing, the Air Force Declassification Office, the Air Force Art Program Office, and the Air Force Executive Dining Facility.

Ms. Zarodkiewicz, a native of West Babylon, New York, began her career with the Air Force in 1985 after being accepted into the Presidential Management Intern Program and after working in several private sector positions. Her career includes numerous base, major command and headquarter level experiences working with many appropriations. She is a certified Defense Financial Manager. Prior to her current position, Ms. Zarodkiewicz served as the Deputy Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force. She assumed her current position in May 2014.

EDUCATION
1982 Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Political Science, University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
1985 Master of Arts, International Affairs, American University, Washington, D.C.
1993 Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va.
1995 Master of Science, National Resource Management, Distinguished Graduate, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1997 Defense Leadership and Management Program
2000 Seminar XXI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
2004 U.S. Navy Executive Business Course, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. September 1985 - October 1988, Management and Budget Analyst, Headquarters Air Force Systems Command, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
2. October 1988 - December 1989, Budget Analyst, Central Supply and Maintenance programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
3. December 1989 - June 1991, Branch Chief, Support Operations Division, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
4. June 1991 - October 1991, Budget Examiner, National Security Division, Office of Management and Budget, Arlington, Va.
5. October 1991 - August 1994, Chief, Support Operations Division, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Arlington, Va.
6. August 1994 - July 1995, Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Arlington, Va.
7. July 1995 - January 1999, Chief, Revolving Funds Division, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Arlington, Va.
8. January 1999 - June 2002, Director of Budget Investment, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Arlington, Va.
9. June 2002 - June 2005, Deputy Director of Financial Management, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. July 2005 - September 2005, Director of Financial Management, Headquarters AFMC, Wright- Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. September 2005 - May 2009, Deputy for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
12. May 2009 - December 2009, Deputy Director, Air Force Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
13. December 2009 - September 2011, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
14. September 2011 - May 2014, Deputy Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
15. May 2014 - present, Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1998 National Partnership for Reinventing Government "Hammer Award"
2002 Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Award
2005 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
2007 Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award
2008 Distinguished Executive Presidential Rank Award
2014 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
2019 Navy Superior Public Service Award
2019 Army Meritorious Public Service Award
2019 Air Force Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service
2019 Air Force Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
American Society of Military Comptrollers
Air Force Association
Industrial College of the Armed Forces Alumni Association

(Current as of April 2019)

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