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ROBERT CARL "SHOF" SHOFNER

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Robert Carl "Shof" Shofner, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Director, Strategic Plans, Programs, Requirements, and Analyses, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The directorate leads major command and agile combat support requirements development and integration; develops strategic plans and programs for the $32 billion annual budgets; formulates and institutes life cycle management policies and processes for the headquarters and six centers; provides data-based, decision quality analyses and assessments for commanders and leads the command’s process transformation and standardization.

Mr. Shofner entered the Air Force as a commissioned officer in 1982 through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of South Carolina. He served for 28 years in a variety of program, staff, headquarters and command positions, including wing command. He served on the staff of the Secretary of the Air Force; managed programs and funding for the nation's most sensitive space systems; conducted worldwide demonstrations and analyses of Air Force warfighting capabilities; and led the modernization of the nation's premier weapon systems.

Mr. Shofner also served a deployment to Iraq as the Director of Operations for the Joint Contracting Command.He retired from active duty in August 2010 in the grade of colonel and was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in May 2011.

Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Program Executive Officer for Business and Enterprise Systems, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, Alabama.

EDUCATION
1982 Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia
1986 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1987 Master of Science degree in systems engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1991 Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
1995 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1999 Master of Science degree in resource management, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2003 Executive Program Managers Course, Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, Va.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. October 1982 - June 1985, Operations Research Analyst, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2. June 1985 - June 1986, Chief, Atmospheric Defense Initiative Team, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. June 1986 - October 1987, Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. October 1987 - January 1991, Aide-de-Camp, Assistant Executive Officer to the Commander, Allied Air Forces Central Europe and Commander U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
5. January 1991 - June 1991, Student, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
6. June 1991 - June 1994, Space Surveillance and Special Projects Requirements Manager, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
7. July 1994 - June 1995, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. July 1995 - June 1997, Combat Systems Program Element Monitor, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.
9. June 1997 - June 1998, Policy and Issues Analyst to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.
10. July 1998 - June 1999, Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
11. July 1999 - January 2001, Chief, Aerospace Integration Branch, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
12. January 2001 - August 2001, Chief, Advanced Space Systems and Systems Integration, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
13. August 2001 - June 2003, Program Manager, Space Based Radar Program, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
14. June 2003 - August 2004, Materiel Group Director, U.S. Airborne Warning and Control Systems, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
15. August 2004 - May 2005, Deputy Materiel Group Director, Combatant Commanders C2 Systems Group, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
16. May 2005 - April 2007, Commander, 526th Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Systems Wing, Hill AFB, Utah
17. April 2007 - August 2008, Deputy Director, Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
18. August 2008 - May 2009, Director of Operations, Joint Contracting Command, Iraq and Afghanistan
19. June 2009 - August 2010, Deputy Director, Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
20. October 2010 - May 2011, Vice President, Dayton Operations, deciBel Research Inc., Dayton, Ohio
21. May 2011 - August 2012, Director, Enterprise Sourcing Group, Headquarters AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
22. August 2012 - March 2016, Program Executive Officer for Business and Enterprise Systems, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, Ala.
23. March 2016 - present, Deputy Director, Strategic Plans, Programs, Requirements, and Analyses, Headquarters AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

AWARDS AND HONORS
Legion of Merit 
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Civilian Service Award 
2013 Secretary of the Air Force Small Business Outstanding Leadership Award
2015 FCW Federal 100 Award Winner
2002 Lance P. Sijan honoree, Space and Missile Systems Center 

(Current as of April 2016)

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