Michael A. Aimone, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. Mr. Aimone is responsible to the Chief of Staff for leadership, management and integration of Air Force civil engineering, logistics readiness, supply, transportation, and aircraft and missile maintenance. He is also responsible for setting policy and preparing budget estimates that reflect enhancements to productivity, combat readiness and quality of life for Air Force people.
Mr. Aimone entered the Air Force in 1970 after graduating from Michigan Technological University. While on active duty, he served in numerous field and staff engineering assignments. Mr. Aimone separated from active duty in 1979, and continued his military career in the Air Force Reserve. He was recalled to extended active duty to command the 819th RED HORSE Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, Mont., from July 1997 through December 1998.
Mr. Aimone joined the federal civil service in 1980 as a project electrical engineer with Headquarters U.S. Air Force. He served in various supervisory positions within the Department of the Air Force and the Office of the Secretary of Defense until leaving federal service in 1993. From 1993 until his recall to active duty in 1997, Mr. Aimone was vice president of an electrical engineering software development company. In January 1999, he returned to civil service and was appointed to the Senior Executive Service.
Mr. Aimone is a professional engineer and is registered in Virginia, California, Wisconsin and Ohio.
1970 Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton
1973 Master of Science degree in electrical engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville
1975 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1979 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1984 Distinguished graduate, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2000 Leadership for a Democratic Society, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va.
2005 Program for Senior Managers in Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1. August 1970 - July 1979, Air Force officer, various assignments
2. July 1979 - December 1980, Program Director, Electrical Engineering Short Courses, University of Wisconsin Engineering Extension, Madison
3. December 1980 - July 1983, project electrical engineer, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington D.C.
4. July 1983 - January 1987, Deputy Chief, Plans Division, later, Chief, Strategic Planning Branch, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
5. January 1987 - September 1989, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff and acting Deputy Chief of Staff for Engineering and Services, Headquarters Air Force Communications Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
6. September 1989 - December 1991, Assistant to the Director, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Security Policy, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
7. December 1991 - November 1993, Assistant Director for Civil Engineering, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.
8. November 1993 - July 1997, Vice President for Engineering, SKM Systems Analysis Inc., Manhattan Beach, Calif.
9. July 1997 - December 1998, Commander, 819th RED HORSE Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
10. January 1999 - March 2002, Deputy Air Force Civil Engineer, Office of The Civil Engineer, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
11. April 2002 - April 2003, Deputy Director of Logistics Readiness, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
12. April 2003 - June 2004, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Basing and Infrastructure Analysis, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Installations, Environment and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
13. June 2004 - February 2006, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
14. February 2006 - present, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Humanitarian Service Medal
Secretary of Defense Superior Meritorious Service Award
Secretary of the Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Award
Secretary of the Air Force Superior Meritorious Service Award
Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
2007 Presidential Award for Leadership in Federal Energy Management
1979 Individual Mobilization Augmentee of the Year, Air Force Space Command
1992 Distinguished Service Citation, University of Wisconsin
1997 Michigan Technological University Electrical Engineering Academy
(Current as of November 2007)