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SHEILA M. EARLE

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Sheila M. Earle, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Washington, D.C. She acts for and 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. She 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.

Ms. Earle hails from an Air Force family and earned her commission as a distinguished graduate of ROTC program at California State University, Fresno. Her more than 20-year Air Force military career was performed in the field of human resources and military personnel management, including service as Chief of Compensation and Chief of Personnel Plans and Future systems for Headquarters U.S. Air Force. She commanded a training squadron, and served on the staff of the Secretary of Defense as the Assistant Director of Compensation and the Director of Officer and Enlisted Personnel Management.

Prior to her current assignment, she served as Executive Director, Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. The center's primary focus is to ensure commanders around the world have the right number of skilled Air Force people in the proper grades and specialties to complete their missions. Ms. Earle has extensive joint experience, including assignments in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness).

EDUCATION
1978 Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, California State University, Fresno
1981 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
1986 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar
1987 Master of Arts degree in human resources development, Webster University
1993 Distinguished graduate, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
1998 Master of Science degree in national security strategy, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. January 1979 - May 1980, Chief, Career Progression Section, 363rd Combat Support Group, Shaw AFB, S.C.
2. June 1980 - September 1980, Chief, Quality Force Section, 363rd Combat Support Group, Shaw AFB, S.C.
3. October 1980 - June 1981, Chief, Customer Assistance Section, 20th Combat Support Group, Royal Air Force Upper Heyford, England
4. June 1981 - February 1983, Chief, Personnel Utilization Section, 20th Combat Support Group, RAF Upper Heyford, England
5. February 1983 - February 1985, Deputy Chief, Contingency Management Division, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
6. February 1985 - September 1985, Chief, Military Personnel Flight Operations Section, Air Force Military Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas
7. October 1985 - November 1987, Chief, Headquarters Support Branch, then Chief, Career Maintenance and Contingency Management Requirements Analysis Branch, AFMPC, Randolph AFB, Texas
8. November 1987- July 1988, executive officer, Director of Personnel Data Systems, AFMPC, Randolph AFB, Texas
9. July 1988 - August 1989, Officer Evaluation System Program Manager, AFMPC, Randolph AFB, Texas
10. August 1989 - August 1990, Chief, Military Personnel Flight, 834th Mission Support Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
11. August 1990 - August 1992, Director, Personnel Plans and Systems, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
12. August 1992 - June 1993, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
13. July 1993 - August 1995, executive officer to the Director of Personnel Programs, Education and Training, then Chief, Personnel Plans and Future Systems, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
14. September 1995 - July 1997, Commander, 335th Training Squadron, Keesler AFB, Miss.
15. July 1997 - June 1998, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
16. July 1998 - January 2001, Assistant Chief, Directorate of Compensation, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Military Personnel Policy), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
17. February 2001 - August 2001, Director, Officer and Enlisted Personnel Management, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Military Personnel Policy), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
18. August 2001 - September 2002, Chief, Compensation Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
19. September 2002 - March 2003, manpower and personnel analyst, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Military Personnel Policy), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
20. April 2003 - July 2007, acting Principal Director; Director, Officer and Enlisted Personnel Management; and Acting Director, Defense Travel Management Office, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Military Personnel Policy), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
21. August 2007 - August 2008, Principal Director and acting Director, Defense Travel Management Office, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Military Personnel Policy), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
22. August 2008 - December 2009, Executive Director, Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas
23. December 2009 - present, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

AWARDS AND HONORS
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
1994 Outstanding Air Force Senior Military Personnel Manager of the Year (Headquarters Level)
Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Air Force Meritorious Service Award
Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Award
2005 Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership
2008 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
2011 Distinguished Executive Presidential Rank Award
2012 DOD Senior Professional Women's Association Excellence in Leadership Award

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Air Force Association

(Current as of April 2013)

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