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MARY CHRISTINE "CHRIS" PUCKETT

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Chris Puckett, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director, Installations and Logistics, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. She is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of plans and policies for command logistics and installation operations supporting five space wings and three missile wings operating at nine main bases, 10 stations and 621 sites worldwide. The directorate oversees lifecycle sustainment for a global network of satellite command and control, missile warning, aerospace weather, spacelift and range systems; nuclear and conventional munitions, including the intercontinental ballistic missile; and UH-1N Huey helicopters. It also manages a $700-million annual portfolio supporting $23 billion in physical plant activities, including base development, housing, facility and infrastructure construction, and is responsible for all security forces support throughout the command.

Ms. Puckett began her career with the Air Force in 1977. She has served in numerous logistics, acquisition and financial positions at various management levels. Prior to assuming her current assignment, Ms. Puckett was Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION
1992 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar
1993 Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with special distinction, University of Oklahoma
1998 Master of Business Administration degree, University of Oklahoma
1999 Advanced Program Management Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2004 Master of Science degree in national resource strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2005 Executive Leadership in a Changing Environment, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. 

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
 
1. November 1977 - March 1979, various administrative positions, Maintenance and Materiel Management Directorates, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker AFB, Okla.
2. March 1979 - January 1982, depot supply analyst, Directorate of Distribution, Oklahoma City ALC, Tinker AFB, Okla.
3. January 1982 - April 1986, inventory management specialist, Acquisition Division, Directorate of Materiel Management, Oklahoma City ALC, Tinker AFB, Okla.
4. April 1986 - May 1989, VC-25A/C-137 Contractor Logistics Support Deputy Program Manager, Directorate of Materiel Management, Oklahoma City ALC, Tinker AFB, Okla.
5. May 1989 - July 1992, Deputy C/KC-135 Avionics Modernization Program Manager, C/KC-135 System Program Office, Oklahoma City ALC, Tinker AFB, Okla.
6. July 1992 - July 1994, Product Management Mission Element Board Secretariat, Oklahoma City ALC, Tinker AFB, Okla.
7. July 1994 - March 1997, Avionics Modifications/PACER CRAG Lead Program Manager, C/KC-135 System Program Office, Oklahoma City ALC, Tinker AFB, Okla.
8. March 1997 - March 1998, Propulsion Business Area Proposal Transition Team Lead (Special Assignment), Proposal Bid Team, Oklahoma City ALC, Tinker AFB, Okla.
9. March 1998 - May 2000, Chief, Operational Support Aircraft Division, Contractor Logistics Support Directorate, Oklahoma City ALC, Tinker AFB, Okla.
10. May 2000 - January 2002, Chief, Program Management/Logistics Support Divisions, B-52 System Program Office, Oklahoma City ALC, Tinker AFB, Okla.
11. January 2002 - August 2003, Deputy Director, Contractor Logistics Support Directorate, Oklahoma City ALC, Tinker AFB, Okla.
12. August 2003 - June 2004, student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
13. June 2004 - September 2005, Director of Staff, Oklahoma City ALC, Tinker AFB, Okla.
14. September 2005 - June 2006, Chief, Equipment Sustainment Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Installations, and Mission Support, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
15. June 2006 - May 2007, Chief, Weapon Systems Sustainment Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Installations, and Mission Support, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
16. May 2007 - February 2008, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.
17. March 2008 - present, Director, Installations and Logistics, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.

AWARDS AND HONORS
 
Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Exemplary Civilian Service Award (three)
Defense Leadership and Management Program
Civilian Strategic Leadership Program, Inaugural Class

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Air Force Association
American Society of Military Comptrollers
National Contract Management Association
Society of Logistics Engineers
Senior Executive Association

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS 
Program Management and Life Cycle Logistics, Level III, Acquisition Professional Development Program
Information Technology, Level I, APDP
Business Cost Estimating and Financial Management, Level I, APDP 

(Current as of June 2008)

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