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KELLI L. SEYBOLT

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Ms. Kelli L. Seybolt, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Strategy, Operations and Resources, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force (International Affairs), the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. She is responsible for the development and execution of the Air Force Global Partnership Strategy and Campaign Support Plan in support of the Building Partnerships Capability Portfolio. She also provides oversight for the planning, programming, budgeting, and execution of operations and maintenance; research, development, test and evaluation; and foreign military sales budgets to support the security cooperation community and U.S. national security objectives. Ms. Seybolt provides expertise on political-military issues; global engagement strategies; partner nation air, space and cyberspace capabilities; and assessment of Air Force partnership strategy.

Ms. Seybolt has broad experience in public, interagency and international affairs with a specific emphasis on space policy. She began her federal career as a Presidential Management Intern at the U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., addressing policy issues related to the overseas diplomatic posts. During her Internship she participated in rotational assignments at the Congressional Research Service Government Affairs Division and NASA's Office of External Affairs advancing international space cooperation and activities with Russia and China.

Ms. Seybolt later served as the external affairs officer for the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Integrated Program Office, and senior policy adviser to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Plans and Policy. As the Branch Chief for International Space Cooperation within the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs, Ms. Seybolt led negotiations of a $6 billion Memorandum of Understanding for the joint acquisition of Wideband Global Satellite communications system. She completed a year as Air Force Fellow at the RAND Corporation, and then served as Division Chief for Space and Cyberspace Cooperation, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs.

EDUCATION
1990 Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo
1992 Master of Arts degree in public administration, California State University Stanislaus, Turlock
2008 Air Force Fellows Program, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, Calif.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. November 1993 - March 1996, management analyst, Resource Management Office, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.
2. April 1996 - April 1997, external affairs specialist, Department of the Air Force, Integrated Program Office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring, Md.
3. April 1997 - April 2002, external affairs adviser, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Plans and Policy, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
4. April 2002 - June 2007, Branch Chief, International Space Cooperation, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force (International Affairs), the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
5. July 2007 - June 2008, Air Force Fellow, Project Air Force, the RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, Calif.
6. July 2008 - July 2010, Division Chief for Space and Cyberspace Cooperation, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force (International Affairs), Washington, D.C.
7. August 2010 - present, Director of Strategy, Operations and Resources, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force (International Affairs), the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

AWARDS AND HONORS
SECAF Award
1990 Lyndon Baines Johnson Scholarship
2005, 2008 Air Force International Affairs Eagle Award
2008 Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration / Chief Information Officer Group Achievement Award

(Current as of March 2012)

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