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BOBBY W. SMART

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Bobby W. Smart, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.  Mr. Smart leads the 100 member acquisition staff organization charged with planning, managing and analyzing the Air Force's more than $200 billion (FYDP) research and development, and acquisition investment budget.  He oversees the integration of full-life cycle acquisition equities into strategy, requirements, policy, processes, funding, program execution, information technology, and workforce management.  These activities enable the 25,000 member Air Force acquisition corps to deliver the vital capabilities necessary to accomplish the Air Force’s core missions.

Mr. Smart, a native of Tallassee, Ala., began his career in the Air Force in 1972 after receiving his commission through the ROTC program and graduating from the University of Alabama.  Mr. Smart has been assigned to theater air control system units in the Air Combat Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe and the Pacific.  He has held four command positions, commanding both tactical air control and air defense organizations.  He retired from the Air Force in the rank of colonel in March 2002 after 30 years of active duty service.  Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Smart was the Director of Policy and Resources, Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer.  He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2004.

EDUCATION
1972 Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management, University of Alabama
1975 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1985 Master's degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, Army Command and Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. 
1985 Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
1987 NATO Allied Command Europe Command and Control Course, Oberammergau, West Germany
1990 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2009 Seminar XXI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
2009 Defense Policy Seminar, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. February 1972 – April 1972, Student, Basic Weapons Controller Course, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
2. April 1972 – August 1973, Weapons Controller, 609th Tactical Control Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M.
3. August 1973 – August 1974, Weapons Controller, 621st Tactical Control Squadron, Udorn Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand
4. August 1974 – December 1976, Project Coordination Officer, Air Force Tactical Air Control Systems and Tactical Air Defense Systems, Detachment 1, 602nd Tactical Air Control Group, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
5. December 1976 – June 1977, Weapons Controller, 728th Tactical Control Squadron, Shaw AFB, S.C.
6. June 1977 – July 1979, Chief, Standardization and Evaluation Division, 507th Tactical Air Control Wing, Shaw AFB, S.C.
7. July 1979 – May 1980, Chief, Tactical Air Control System Training Section, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley AFB, Va.
8. May 1980 – June 1981, executive assistant, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley AFB, Va.
9. June 1981 – June 1982, Chief, Tactical Air Control Systems and Tactical Air Defense Systems Training Branch, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley AFB, Va.
10. June 1982 – December 1983, Director of Operations, 728th Tactical Control Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla.
11. December 1983 – June 1984, Commander, 728th Tactical Control Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla.
12. June 1984 – June 1985, Student, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
13. June 1985 – September 1986, Commander, 612th Tactical Control Flight, Pruem Air Station, West Germany
14. September 1986 – July 1989, Chief, Operations Training Division, 601st Tactical Control Wing, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Sembach AB, West Germany
15. August 1989 – July 1990, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala
16. July 1990 – July 1991, Commander, 848th Air Defense Squadron, Wallace AS, Philippines
17. July 1991 – January 1994, Commander, 701st Air Defense Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
18. January 1994 – June 1997, Director, First Air Force Transition, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
19. June 1997 – May 1999, Chief, Command and Control Information Systems Division, Directorate of Information Dominance, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.
20. May 1999 – March 2002, Deputy Director, Information Dominance Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.
21. March 2002 – December 2003, Deputy Area Director, Information Dominance Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.
22. December 2003 – April 2004, Acting Director for Information Dominance Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.
23. April 2004 – March 2006, Director for Information Dominance Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.
24. March 2006 – June 2008, Associate Director of Programs, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Washington, D.C.
25. July 2008 – December 2012, Director of Policy and Resources, Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.
26. December 2012 – May 2014, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.
27. June 2014 – present, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.

AWARDS AND HONORS
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Combat Readiness Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
2009 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Outstanding Civilian Service Award
Exceptional Civilian Service Award

(Current as of July 2015)

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