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RANDALL D. CULPEPPER

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Randall D. Culpepper is the Program Executive Officer for Combat and Mission Support, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C. He provides leadership in the acquisition of Air Force services and is responsible for a portfolio of more than $155 billion in existing and planned contracts across the Air Force. He provides oversight for acquisition planning, competitive selection processes and performance-based acquisition, and ensures deployment of proper management controls for service acquisitions and advises the Senior Acquisition Executive on all matters related to service providers.

Mr. Culpepper entered Federal Service in October 1984 under the PACER Produce Program. He was later competitively selected as a COPPER CAP intern as well as to a Program Management Career Broadener position. He has held a variety of research and development, weapons system logistics, and systems acquisition roles. These include principal contracting officer for the Tunner Loader Program and QF-4 Full Scale Aerial Target Program. He also served as the Deputy Chief of the Munitions Contracting Division of the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Prior to his leadership roles within PEO/CM, Mr. Culpepper served as the Deputy Chief of Contracting Operations on the staff of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting. He provided technical leadership to all acquisition programs across the Air Force to include the final KC-46A source selection.

EDUCATION
1982 Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies, Mercer University, Macon, Ga.
1995 Master of Science degree in administration of logistics systems, Georgia College, Milledgeville
2007 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2008 Civilian Leadership Course, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va.
2010 Master of Science degree in national resource strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2010 Program Managers Course, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2010 Senior Acquisition Course, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. October 1984 - December 1989, contract specialist, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB, Ga.
2. January 1990 - December 1990, program manager, Vehicle Directorate, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB, Ga.
3. January 1991 - July 1995, procurement contracting officer, Vehicle Directorate, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB, Ga.
4. July 1995 - June 1998, procurement contracting officer, Aerial Targets System Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center - Operating Location, Eglin AFB, Fla.
5. July 1998 - June 2000, procurement analyst, Policy and Clearance Division, Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB, Fla.
6. July 2000 - June 2002, Chief, Resource and Analysis Branch, Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB, Fla.
7. July 2002 - July 2005, Deputy Chief, Munitions Contracting Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Fla.
8. August 2005 - April 2006, procurement analyst, Contracting Operations Division, Deputy Chief of Staff (Contracting), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.
9. May 2006 - December 2006, procurement analyst, Contract Policy Division, Deputy Chief of Staff (Contracting), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.
10. January 2007 - August 2008, procurement analyst, Contracting Operations Division, Deputy Chief of Staff (Contracting), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.
11. September 2008 - July 2009, Deputy, Contracting Operations Division, Deputy Chief of Staff (Contracting), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.
12. August 2009 - July 2010, student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
13. August 2010 - April 2011, Deputy Program Executive Officer for Combat and Mission Support, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.
14. May 2011 - November 2012, Acting Program Executive Officer for Combat and Mission Support, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.
15. November 2012 - present, Program Executive Officer for Combat and Mission Support, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.

AWARDS AND HONORS
2005 Special Act or Service Award
2007 Exemplary Civilian Service Award

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Associate Contracts Manager, National Contract Management Association

(Current as of November 2012)

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