DAVID TILLOTSON III
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David Tillotson III, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Deputy Chief Management Officer, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. Mr. Tillotson exercises the Under Secretary's Chief Management Officer responsibility for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of Air Force business operations. Mr. Tillotson advises Air Force senior leadership on establishing strategic performance goals, and managing Air Force-wide cross functional activities to meet those goals. Mr. Tillotson also serves as the Director of Business Transformation for the Air Force and oversees implementation of continuous process improvement initiatives Air Force wide.
Mr. Tillotson was commissioned upon graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1975. His assignments include ground theater air control system units with Air Combat Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe, as well as at headquarters level with USAFE, U.S. Air Force and the North American Aerospace Defense Command. Mr. Tillotson has served twice as a unit commander with responsibility for conventional air defense employment and counterdrug operations with international law enforcement and air traffic control authorities. At the staff level, Mr. Tillotson has been responsible for air defense planning and system requirements, including air defense and air traffic control systems integration, in both NATO and North American settings. Following assignments in operations, Mr. Tillotson moved to the Air Force acquisition corps, where he initially served as the Deputy Mission Area Director, Information Dominance, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. He was assigned to the Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., as Chief of Experimentation with the Integrated Command and Control System Program Office and was responsible for the Air Force's Joint Expeditionary Experiment series. He then became the System Program Director for the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Integration Program Office.
Mr Tillotson entered the Senior Executive Service in November 2002, following retirement from active duty. As a senior executive, Mr. Tillotson served as Director, Architecture and Operational Support Modernization, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Warfighting Integration; and Director, Policy, Planning and Resources, Office of the Chief of Warfighting Integration. Prior to being assigned as the Deputy Chief Management Officer, Mr. Tillotson was the Deputy Chief, Warfighting Integration and Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force.
1975 Bachelor's degree in political science, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1976 Master's degree in international relations, University of Pittsburgh, Pa.
1979 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1987 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1992 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1999 Advanced Program Managers Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal
2006 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
(Current as of March 2009)