Randy E. Brown, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. As AFCEC director, he leads a more than 1,900-person primary subordinate unit, responsible for providing responsive, flexible full-spectrum installation engineering services. AFCEC missions include facility investment planning, design and construction, operations support, real property management, energy support, environmental compliance and restoration, and readiness and emergency management. The unit conducts its operations at more than 75 locations worldwide. Mr. Brown also directly oversees the execution of $11.8 billion in contracts, indirectly controls $49 billion in contract vehicles and manages $7 billion housing and $5 billion Enhanced Use Lease portfolios on an annual basis.
Mr. Brown joined the Air Force in 1973 and served four years on active duty. This was followed by four years of industry service, part of which included research and development work with General Dynamics of Pomona, California. His civilian government service began in 1981 with an assignment in the F-4 System Program Office at Hill AFB, Utah. He then transferred to Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and served in a variety of assignments, including Chief of the Electronic Warfare Program Office's Wild Weasel Division, followed by a second key leadership role as the Chief of that organization's Suppression of Enemy Air Defense and Simulation Division. In 1992, Mr. Brown was selected as Chief of the Air Force Program Management Division in Saudi Arabia.
Prior to his assignment to AFCEC, Mr. Brown served in various leadership positions at Wright-Patterson AFB, to include Deputy Chief of F-15 International Programs, Deputy Director of the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System Program, Director of Business and Integration and Chief of Production for the C-17 System Program Office, and Air Force Lead Program Manager for the Joint Unmanned Combat Air System and Director of the Global Hawk Program as well as Deputy Director, Intelligence and Requirements, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command.
1988 Bachelor of Arts degree in management, Antioch University, Yellow Springs, Ohio
1988 Public Administration Management Course, University of Dayton, Ohio
1989 Program Manager Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
1992 U.S. Army Personnel Management for Executives, Kansas City, Kansas
1993 Personnel Management for Executives, Office of Personnel Management, Lancaster, Penn.
1999 Appropriations Law, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1999 Legislative Operations Seminar for Executives, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
2000 Dynamics of Public Policy, Office of Personnel Management, Shepherdstown, W.V.
2000 Executive Excellence Seminar, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Penn.
2001 Master of Business Administration degree, City University, Seattle, Wash.
2003 Leadership Ohio, Columbus, Ohio
2005 Executive Refresher Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2006 Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
2006 Air Force GS-15 Leadership Seminar, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2008 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2008 Senior Leader Orientation Course, Washington, D.C.
2009 APEX Senior Executive Orientation Program, Washington, D.C.
2011 Senior Manager's in Government Course, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2012 Leadership Decision Making, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Mass.
1. November 1981 - October 1984, equipment specialist, F-4 System Program Office, Hill AFB, Utah
2. October 1984 - February 1987, Manager, Software Policy, Electronic Warfare System Control Office, Headquarters Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. February 1987 - November 1992, Chief, Electronic Warfare Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. November 1992 - July 1996, Chief, Air Force Program Management Division, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
5. July 1996 - November 1996, Deputy Chief, F-15 International Programs, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. November 1996 - August 1998, Deputy Director, Joint Primary Aircraft Training Systems Program Office, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. August 1998 - February 2002, Director of Business and Integration, and Chief of Production, C-17 SPO, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. February 2002 - August 2002, Deputy Program Manager, Global Hawk Program, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. August 2002 - May 2004, Lead Air Force Program Manager, Joint Unmanned Combat Air System, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. May 2004 - April 2005, Deputy Director, Global Hawk Program, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. April 2005 - July 2006, Program Director, Global Hawk Systems Group, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
12. July 2006 - January 2008, Program Director, Global Hawk Systems Group, 303rd Aeronautical Systems Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
13. January 2008 - August 2009, Deputy Director, Intelligence and Requirements, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
14. August 2009 - September 2012, Director, Armament Directorate, Eglin AFB, Fla.
15. September 2012 - July 2015, Director, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Requirements Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
16. July 2015 - present, Director, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
AWARDS AND HONORS
Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Comptroller Special Service Award, Air Force Materiel Command
Exemplary Civilian Service Award
Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service
Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
Acquisition Program Manager, Level III
(Current as of January 2018)