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ALLEN W. BECKETT

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Allen W. Beckett, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Deputy Director of Maintenance, Deputy Chief of Staff for for Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington D.C. Mr. Beckett develops maintenance policy to ensure readiness of the single largest element of manpower supporting Air Force combat forces worldwide. He helps determine and defend an annual budget of $20 billion to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Office of Management and Budget, and Congress.

Mr. Beckett began his career in 1973 at Kelly Air Force Base, Texas, where he managed appropriated funding for the directorate of materiel management. He has served in major command and headquarters-level positions and has extensive experience in resource allocation, budget, information systems and materiel management policy development.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Beckett served as the Principal Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C. In that position, he had broad responsibility in the overall policy and management for the Department of Defense logistics system. Mr. Beckett was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 1996.

EDUCATION
1973 Bachelor of Science degree in economics, University of Central Arkansas
1990 Senior Officials in National Security, John F. Kennedy School of Government
1994 Federal Executive Institute
1998 National Security Studies, John Hopkins University

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1973 - 1977, management trainee, later, financial management specialist, Kelly AFB, Texas
2. 1977 - 1981, financial management specialist, Headquarters Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. 1981 - 1983, financial management specialist, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
4. 1983 - 1985, Chief, Inventory Management Policy, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
5. 1985 - 1986, Logistics Advisor, Competition Advocate Office, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
6. 1986 - 1996, Deputy Chief, Supply and Fuels Policy Division, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
7. 1996 - 1998, Chief, Combat Support Division, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
8. 1998 - 2003, Principal Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
9. 2003 - 2006, Deputy Director of Maintenance, Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington D.C.
10. 2006 - present, Deputy Director of Maintenance, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

AWARDS AND HONORS
1989 Meritorious Civilian Service Award
1998 Meritorious Civilian Service Award
2000 Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award


(Current as of February 2006)

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