Robert E. Corsi Jr., a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He serves as principal assistant to the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel, and Services. He is responsible for comprehensive plans and policies covering all life cycles of military and civilian personnel management, including military and civilian end strength management, education and training, compensation and resource allocation, and the delivery of fully-qualified, ready Airmen for the Joint warfighter while also meeting all the needs of our Airmen and their families. He oversees the execution and programming of the Manpower, Personnel and Services portfolio with an annual $40.9 billion personnel budget for 660,000 military and civilian total force Airmen. As Chair of the Civilian Force Development Panel, he plans, directs and evaluates programs to ensure a qualified, productive and well-maintained work force of over 180,000 civilian employees.
Mr. Corsi was commissioned upon graduation from Manhattan College. During the next 28 years, he served in a wide variety of positions of increasing responsibility at wing, major command, and Air Force headquarters levels. At the staff level, Mr. Corsi has been responsible for training, research, development and logistics manpower. He also served as the military assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Military Manpower and Personnel. He was assigned as the Chief, Manpower Requirements Division, Headquarters Strategic Air Command. He then became the Chief, Manpower Programs Division, Headquarters, Air Force and served in several manpower and organization positions until his retirement. Mr. Corsi entered the Senior Executive Service in July 1998, following retirement from active duty in the rank of colonel. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Corsi served as the Deputy Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force and as the Deputy Director, Manpower and Organization. He assumed his current position in October 2011. Mr. Corsi is a registered professional engineer (PE).
1970 Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Manhattan College
1974 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1975 Master's degree in industrial engineering, West Virginia University
1979 Air Command and Staff College
1984 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
1985 National Security Management Course
1992 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1999 Leadership for a Democratic Society, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va.
2000 Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Boston, Mass.
2002 Managing Individual and Organizational Change University of Virginia, Charlottesville
2008 Defense Policy Seminar, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
2008 Leadership at the Peak, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1. July 1998 - September 2000, Deputy Director for Manpower and Organization, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
2. October 2000 - October 2011, Deputy Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
3. October 2011 - present, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak clusters
2004 and 2009 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
2005 Meritorious Civilian Service Award
2011 Exceptional Civilian Service Award
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Senior member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Senior member, Institute of Industrial Engineers
National Society of Professional Engineers
(Current as of March 2012)