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DR. BILLY W. MULLINS

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Dr. Billy W. Mullins, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Associate Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He provides nuclear-focused expertise and leadership related to nuclear weapons and weapon systems policies, plans, technical procedures, programs and structures in support of the Air Force strategic deterrent mission. He is the senior technical/scientific adviser to the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force on nuclear weapons and weapon systems.

Dr. Mullins served in the Air Force from 1978 until 1998, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. While on active duty he worked on advanced research and development projects such as the Airborne Laser Laboratory Program and the Shiva Star high-energy plasma effort. As a staff officer, he was assigned to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition and to the Air Staff. In these positions, he worked on sustainment of the nuclear stockpile, the B61 Mod 11 Program, and countering chemical and biological agent weapons

EDUCATION
1978 Bachelor of Science degree in physics, Angelo State University
1979 Master of Science degree in engineering physics, Air Force Institute of Technology
1989 Doctor of philosophy in physics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
2000 Leadership for a Democratic Society, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va.
2004 Seminar XXI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. June 1978 - December 1979, graduate student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
2. January 1980 - May 1982, high-energy laser optical physicist, Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
3. June 1982 - July 1986, physics instructor, later, associate professor of physics and Director, Laser Research Laboratory, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
4. August 1986 - May 1989, doctoral student, Air Force Institute of Technology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
5. June 1989 - July 1993, Deputy Chief, later, Chief, High Energy Plasma Division, Phillips Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
6. August 1993 - December 1996, staff officer for counterproliferation and nuclear technology development, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
7. January 1997 - September 1998, Chief, Weapons Branch, Operations Division, Directorate of Nuclear and Counterproliferation, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
8. October 1998 - February 2003, Director, Air Force Nuclear Weapons and Counterproliferation Agency, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
9. March 2003 - June 2004, Associate Director of Nuclear and Counterproliferation, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
10. July 2004 - January 2006, Associate Director of Strategic Security, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
11. February 2006 - February 2007, Associate Director of Strategic Security, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Air, Space and Information Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
12. February 2007 - November 2008, Associate Director of Nuclear Operations, Plans and Requirements, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
13. November 2008 - 2017, Associate Assistant Chief of Staff, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
14. 2017 - present, Associate Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

AWARDS AND HONORS
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Organizational Excellence Award
Air Force Excellence in Competition Medal, pistol category

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1984 Outstanding Young Men of America
1993 Who's Who in the West

(Current as of April 2017)

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