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JOHN M. LYLE

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John M. Lyle, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting) for Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He assists the Deputy Assistant Secretary in carrying out responsibilities for all aspects of contracting related to the acquisition of weapon systems, logistics support, materiel and services for the Air Force.

Mr. Lyle was born in Portsmouth, N.H. He entered the Air Force in 1980 after receiving his commission from Officer Training School. Mr. Lyle has been assigned to acquisition management positions at the Electronic Systems Center, Aeronautical Systems Center, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Defense Contract Management Agency and the Pentagon. He retired from the Air Force as a colonel in 2006, and entered federal civil service at Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command as the Deputy Director of Procurement. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2011.

EDUCATION
1979 Bachelor of Arts in business management, Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, Mass.
1983 Master of Arts in business management, Central Michigan University, Grand Forks AFB, N.D.
1986 Squadron Officers School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1991 Program Managers Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
1994 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1999 Master's degree in strategic studies, Air University, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. June 1980 - June 1984, missile operations officer (includes Instructor and evaluator duties), 321st Strategic Missile Wing, Grand Forks AFB, N.D.
2. July 1984 - June 1985, Education with Industry, Grumman Corp., Bethpage, N.Y.
3. July 1985 - October 1987, lead negotiator, Systems Contracting, Electronic Systems Division, deputy for contracting, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
4. October 1987 - September 1988, executive officer, Contracting, Electronic Systems Division, deputy for contracting, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
5. October 1988 - May 1990, deputy director, Operational Contracting, Electronic Systems Division, deputy for contracting, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
6. May 1990 - January 1991, Director of Contracting, Air Force Program Executive Officer for Command Control and Communications Programs, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
7. January 1991 - June 1991, student, Program Managers Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
8. July 1991 - January 1992, contracting staff acquisition officer, Headquarters USAFE/LGCX, Headquarters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein AB, Germany.
9. January 1992 - June 1993, Chief, Contract Review, Headquarters USAFE/LGCG, Headquarters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein AB, Germany.
10. July 1993 - June 1994, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
11. July 1994 - July 1996, Air Force Contracting staff officer, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
12. July 1996 - July 1998, Chief, Contracting & Health Affairs Congressional Liaison Branch, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
13. August 1998 - June 1999, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
14. July 1999 - June 2001, Commander, Defense Contract Management Agency, Northrop Grumman Melbourne, Fla.
15. June 2001 - June 2004, Chief, Reconnaissance Systems Contracting, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
16. July 2004 - June 2006, Director of Contracting, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
17. August 2006 - October 2011, Deputy Director of Procurement, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
18. November 2011 - October 2013, Director of Contracting, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
19. November 2013 - present,  Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Aeronautical Systems Center Directorate of Contracting Bruce Woodhouse, Boss of the Year Award
Miami Valley Federal Women's Program Supervisor of the Year (runner-up)
Air Force Materiel Command Systems Field Grade Contracting Officer of the Year Air Force Materiel Command Systems Contracting Unit Award
Aeronautical Systems Center Air Force Association Executive Manager of the Year
David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award
Air Force Systems Command Operational Contracting Officer of the Year

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
Contracting, Level III, Acquisition Professional Development Program
Program Management, Level III, APDP

(Current as of March 2014)

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