Daniel R. Sitterly, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, located in the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. He assists in executing the responsibilities of the Assistant Secretary in the supervision of manpower, military and civilian personnel, Reserve component affairs, and readiness support for the Department of the Air Force. He provides guidance, direction and executive oversight to the Deputy Assistant Secretaries for Management Integration, Strategic Diversity Integration, Reserve Affairs and the Deputy for the Air Force Review Boards Agency.
Prior to this assignment, Mr. Sitterly served as the Deputy Director, Air Force Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Virginia. In this capacity, he assisted the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff in executing the responsibilities of the office, to include performing high-level projects according to Air Force policies, goals and objectives.
Mr. Sitterly began his career in the Air Force as an enlisted member in 1976. He was commissioned in 1985 and then served as a combat service support officer through 2003. After retirement from active duty, he served six more years in the Air Force Reserve. In 2004, he entered federal service full time as the Chief, Congressional Action Division, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. In 2008, he became the Director of Staff, Legislative Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force where he served as a liaison between the Air Force and Congress on issues such as legislative and constituent inquiries, programs and weapons systems. From 2009 until 2012, he served as Director, Force Development, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Virginia. From 2012 to 2014 he was the Headquarters Air Force Deputy Director of Staff.
Mr. Sitterly earned a Master of Science in education from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and has qualifications in budget, accounting and finance, information management, communications, services, personnel and legislative affairs.
1983 Bachelor of Science, Business and Asian studies, University of Maryland, College Park
1987 Master of Science in Education, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
1988 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1995 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1998 Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2000 Air War College, by seminar
2006 Seminar XXI - Program on Foreign Politics, International Relations and the National Interest, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
2007 Senior Leadership Course, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
2007 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2009 Creating Collaborative Solutions: Innovations in Governance, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2011 National Security Studies Program, Elliott School, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
2014 Leadership at the Peak, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1976-1977, Accounting Technician, 341st Strategic Missile Wing, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
1978-1981, Deputy Chief, Commercial Services, 475th Comptroller Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan
1981-1984, Professional Military Education instructor, 6007th School Squadron, Yokota AB, Japan
1985-1987, Executive Officer, 380th Avionics Maintenance Squadron, Plattsburgh AFB, N.Y.
1987-1988, section commander, 8th Security Police Squadron, Kunsan AB, South Korea
1988-1993, Group and Wing Executive Officer; Chief, Protocol, 374th Tactical Airlift Wing, Yokota AB, Japan
1993-1995, Commander, Military Support Flight, 374th Services Division, Yokota AB, Japan
1995-1996, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1996-1998, Chief, Manpower and Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Forces Japan, Yokota AB, Japan
1998-2000, Commander, 35th Mission Support Squadron, Misawa AB, Japan
2000-2000, Deputy Chief, Skills Management Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
2000-2002, Legislative Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Arlington, Va.
2003-2004, Congressional Legislative Consultant, Council for Logistics Research, Inc., Arlington, Va.
2004-2008, Chief, Congressional Action Division, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Arlington, Va.
2008-2009, Director of Staff, Legislative Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Arlington, Va.
2009-2012, Director, Force Development, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
2012-2014, Deputy Director, Air Force Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
2014-2017, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Arlington, Va.
2014-present, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Arlington, Va.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
1992 Information Management Officer of the Year, Pacific Air Forces
1994 Services Officer of the Year, Pacific Air Forces
1997 Senior Personnel Officer of the Year, 11th Wing
1999 Pacific Air Forces Outstanding Mission Support Squadron of the Year
2009 Meritorious Civilian Service Award
2016 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
2017 Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Air Force Association
National Military Family Association
National Eagle Scout Association
Air Force Sergeants Association
Air Force Historical Foundation (Life Member)
(Current as of December 2017)