HomeAbout UsBiographiesDisplay

STEVEN J. ZAMPARELLI

PRINT | E-MAIL

Steven J. Zamparelli, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Contracting, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He manages AFMC contracting policy, processes, people and technology. The 3,600-person AFMC contracting workforce executes $52 billion annually to procure emerging technologies, major weapon systems, supply chain items, installation support, and a wide range of contracted services.

Mr. Zamparelli is a 1976 graduate of Arizona State University. He was commissioned through the university's ROTC program and began his Air Force service as a base procurement officer at Williams AFB, Ariz., that same year. During his 30-year military career he was Director of Contracting for the San Antonio Air Logistics Center, Texas, overseeing the center's acquisition program. He commanded the Defense Contract Management Agency-Santa Ana, Calif., where he was responsible for administration of more than 15,000 contracts valued at $21 billion. He also deployed as Commander, DCMA-Iraq, responsible for the administration of more than $7 billion of task orders providing troop life support and contract security for the Combined Joint Task Force 7 (Iraq) and the Coalition Provisional Authority. He retired from active duty as Chief, Contracting Division, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill., in July 2006. After returning to serve the Air Force, he was acting Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting), Headquarters U.S. Air Force Washington, D.C.

Prior to his current assignment, he was Director, Enterprise Sourcing Group, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

EDUCATION
1976 Bachelor of Science degree in marketing, Arizona State University, Tempe
1982 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1983 Distinguished graduate, Master of Science degree in contracting and manufacturing, Air Force Institute of Technology School of Logistics, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1990 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1999 Master of Administration degree in public policy, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
 
CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. October 1976 - June 1979, assistant base contracting officer, Williams AFB, Ariz.
2. June 1979 - March 1981, aide to the Commander, Defense Contract Administration Services Region, Los Angeles, Calif.
3. March 1981 - June 1982, administrative contracting officer, Defense Contract Administration Services Plant Representative Office, Ford Aeronutronics, Newport Beach, Calif.
4. June 1982 - September 1983, student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. September 1983 - September 1986, contracting staff officer and competition advocate staff officer, Headquarters Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
6. September 1986 - October 1989, Air Force logistics career broadener, Ogden ALC, Hill AFB, Utah
7. November 1989 - July 1990, Chief, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Division, Ogden ALC, Hill AFB, Utah
8. August 1990 - June 1991, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
9. July 1991 - July 1992, executive officer to the Director, Defense Logistics Agency, Cameron Station, Alexandria, Va.
10. July 1992 - June 1994, staff officer, Defense Contract Management Command, Cameron Station, Alexandria, Va.
11. June 1994 - June 1995, staff officer, Joint Logistics Commanders' Secretariat, Defense Logistics Agency, Cameron Station, Alexandria, Va.
12. July 1995 - July 1998, Commander, E-Systems, Defense Contract Management Command, Greenville, Texas
13. August 1998 - June 1999, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
14. June 1999 - June 2001, Deputy Director, later, Director of Contracting, San Antonio ALC, Kelly AFB, Texas
15. June 2001 - June 2004, Commander, Defense Contract Management Agency-Santa Ana, Calif. (November 2003 - April 2004, Commander, Defense Contract Management Command-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq)
16. June 2004 - July 2006, Chief, Contracting Division, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
17. August 2006 - September 2008, Chief, Contingency Contracting Division, Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting), Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
18. September 2008 - December 2008, acting Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting), Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
19. December 2008 - August 2012, Director of Contracting, Warner Robins ALC, Robins AFB, Ga.
20. August 2012 – July 2013, Director, Enterprise Sourcing Group, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
21. July 2013 – present, Director of Contracting, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

AWARDS AND HONORS
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal

(Current as of November 2013)

Engage

Facebook Twitter
Five agencies have come together to bridge the gap between startups, small businesses & government. Since late 2018… https://t.co/M4RS08YC3c
We're here to help @USNavy ✈️💪 https://t.co/fIG8iBpha0
RT @USAF_ACC: The A-10 Thunderbolt II, what a machine.🐗💪 Happy #WarthogWednesday! The #a10warthog is a slow, yet maneuverable aircraft cap…
Airmen from around the country, including Dover Air Force Base, Seymour Johnson AFB, South Carolina Air Guard and L… https://t.co/BjQQN0WwwA
Depression isn't always obvious. Check on your wingman. https://t.co/CmBO1X7RC7 @USAFHealth https://t.co/Qpbh7rMEfr
.@AirMobilityCmd and @AETCommand are increasing the lethality of the force. How? They are using scanned 3D images t… https://t.co/jrAdQl8fRh
Ohio @AirNatlGuard, @178thWing and @179AW sent Disaster Relief Beddown Sets to Puerto Rico to aid earthquake relief… https://t.co/thmLxnZqJC
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Airfield Pavement Evaluation (APE) team ensures mission-ready airfields. See… https://t.co/82900N49g9
.@GenDaveGoldfein addressed attendees @CNASdc. He was asked how to reconcile USAF's needs “of the future over the p… https://t.co/JitRS7rQwU
RT @USAfricaCommand: MALAWI: Air Forces Africa helps develop Malawian Air Force ---- “The force development program is helping us lay the f…
RT @KadenaAirBase: #ICYMI, #TeamKadena executed its first Exercise #WestPacRumrunner with joint partners focused on improved interoperabili…
RT @AirForceCE: At @March_ARB, emergency management technicians ensure our Airmen from the @163ATKW stay tactically ready. During a recent…
Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams respond to a simulated unexploded ordnance discovery and complete tasks to safely… https://t.co/k6dsZSes1V
RT @AFWERX: Take a look at all current and upcoming #AFWERXChallenges you can be a part of: https://t.co/lquAvSmyxG https://t.co/VM5ykfWIjh
It's lit. 🔥 Firefighters from 36th CES, @AndersenAFBGuam and 28 of their counterparts from Yap, Palau, Chuuk, Saip… https://t.co/SC2BR0a9C7
RT @TeamFairchild: #TeamFairchild’s 97th Air Refueling Squadron successfully completed their first mission as our newest squadron! This mis…
#MilitaryWorkingDogs have a strict diet that corresponds with their constant training regimen, but sometimes treats… https://t.co/0PWQtw7rwE
RT @thejointstaff: Meet #SEAC4 Ramon "CZ" Colon-Lopez and learn more about his role as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman and the…
RT @AirForceCE: Welcome to the Lock Shop! 🔐 Securing everything from assets to machinery, the shop plays an integral role in the larger Ai…
Have no Fear: MilTax is here! Military OneSource offers free tax prep for active duty service members and their fa… https://t.co/8TGP8ro32o