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ROGER M. BLANCHARD

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Roger M. Blanchard, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Special Assistant to the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

A career Air Force employee, Mr. Blanchard has held diverse positions in the personnel arena at all base, major command and headquarters levels. He has extensive experience executing Air Force military and civilian personnel plans and policies as well as in long-range personnel planning, military and civilian human resource development, and equal employment opportunity throughout the Department of the Air Force.

Mr. Blanchard is a guest speaker at numerous Air Force and other personnel forums, including Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. Prior to his current assignment, he was Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force.

EDUCATION
1972 Bachelor of Arts degree in history, Louisiana State University
1986 Master of Public Administration degree, George Washington University
1986 Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University
1988 Senior Executive Fellows Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. September 1973 - March 1974, personnel management intern, Kelly AFB, Texas
2. April 1974 - July 1979, personnel management specialist, Keesler AFB, Miss.
3. July 1979 - April 1983, command personnel management specialist, Randolph AFB, Texas
4. April 1983 - August 1985, Air Staff personnel management specialist, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
5. August 1985 - July 1986, student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D.C.
6. July 1986 - February 1988, Chief, Workforce Appeals and Relations Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Washington, D.C.
7. February 1988 - February 1990, civilian personnel officer, Air Force District of Washington, Washington, D.C.
8. February 1990 - December 1990, Chief, Programs Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Washington, D.C.
9. December 1990 - August 1993, Deputy Director of Civilian Personnel for Plans and Requirements, and later, Deputy Director of Civilian Personnel for Personnel Management, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Washington, D.C.
10. August 1993 - October 1994, Chief, Resources Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Washington, D.C.
11. October 1994 - September 1995, Director, Civilian Personnel Policy and Plans, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Washington, D.C.
12. September 1995 - January 1997, Executive Director, Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas
13. January 1997 - July 2007, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
14. July 2007 - present, Special Assistant to the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

AWARDS AND HONORS
Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award (3)
Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award (2)
Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award (2)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Air Force Association
Senior Executive Association

(Current as of September 2007)

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