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Ms. Valerie L. Muck, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Air Force Small Business Programs, located in the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. She is responsible for policy, advocacy, execution and advice pertaining to Small Business Programs and personnel throughout the Department.

Ms. Muck began her government career in 1983 as an enlisted member of the U.S. Air Force. She began her civilian career with the Air Force Audit Agency in 1989 as a cooperative education student and has held audit positions at various locations and levels of responsibility throughout the Air Force Audit Agency - including Assistant Auditor General, Acquisition, Logistics and Financial Audits Directorate; Chief, Policy, Oversight, and Systems Division, Operations Directorate; associate director; program manager; audit manager; team chief and auditor. Her most recent assignment was Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Arlington, Virginia. She oversaw the integration of full-life cycle acquisition equities into strategy, requirements, policy, processes, funding, program execution, information technology and workforce management.

In June 2010, Ms. Muck completed a Master of Science Degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Prior to attending graduate school, she served three years in various career broadening positions within the acquisition and contracting functional areas. Ms. Muck is a graduate of the Defense Leadership and Management Program and the Air Force Civilian Senior Leader Program. Ms. Muck was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in July 2012.

1987 Associate of Applied Sciences, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1989 Bachelor of Business Administration, Saginaw Valley State University, Mich., Saginaw County
2000 Master of Business Administration, University of LaVerne, LaVerne, Calif.
2004 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2005 Defense Leadership and Management Program, Washington, D.C.
2010 Senior Acquisition Course, Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2010 Master of Science in National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.

1. August 1983 - August 1987, Pharmacy Technician, Castle Air Force Base, Calif.
2. January 1989 - October 1991, Auditor, Wurtsmith AFB, Mich.
3. October 1991 - June 1994, Auditor, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. June 1994 - August 1997, Audit Manager, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. August 1997 - December 1999, Audit Team Chief, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
6. December 1999 - December 2001, Audit Manager, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. December 2001 - April 2004, Program Manager, Air Force Audit Agency, Acquisition and Logistics Audits Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. April 2004 - July 2006, Associate Director, Air Force Audit Agency, Information Systems Security and Communications Audits, Financial and Systems Audits Directorate, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.
9. July 2006 - August 2007, Chief, Business Management and Integration, Acquisition Division, Air Force District of Washington, Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C.
10. August 2007 - June 2008, Special Assistant, Airborne Reconnaissance Division, Information Dominance Directorate, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition), Arlington, Va.
11. June 2008 - July 2009, Chief, Congressional, Budget and Program Integration Division, Information Dominance Directorate, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition), Arlington, Va.
12. August 2009 - June 2010, Graduate Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
13. June 2010 - June 2011, Chief, Policy, Oversight and Systems Division, Air Force Audit Agency, Arlington, Va.
14. June 2011 - July 2012, Political-Military Planner, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
15. July 2012 - November 2015, Assistant Auditor General, Acquisition, Logistics, and Financial Audits Directorate, Air Force Audit Agency, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
16. November 2015 - May 2017, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition), the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
17. May 2017 - present, Director, Air Force Small Business Programs, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.

2000 Fiscal Year 1999 Centrally Directed Audit Project Team of the Year Award
2000 Fiscal Year 2000 Centrally Directed Audit Project Team of the Year Award
2001 Fiscal Year 2001 Management Advisory Service Project Team of the Year Award
2003 American Society of Military Comptrollers, Team Achievement Meritorious Performance Award
2005 Fiscal Year 2005 Auditor General Special Recognition Award
2006 Fiscal Year 2006 Centrally Directed Audit Project Team of the Year Award
2006 Award for Meritorious Civilian Service
2007 Award for Meritorious Civilian Service
2009 Exemplary Civilian Service Award
2010 Commandant's Award for Excellence in Research Writing in the Field of Acquisition
2012 Fiscal Year 2011 Jackie R. Crawford Teamwork Award, Air Force Audit Agency
2012 The Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award
2015 Award for Meritorious Civilian Service
2017 Award for Meritorious Civilian Service
2018 Presidential Rank Award, Meritorious

Certified Defense Financial Manager
Certified Internal Auditor
Certified Acquisition Professional, Program Management, Level III
DoD Financial Management Certification, Level III

Senior Executives Association
Air Force Association
Institute of Internal Auditors
American Society of Military Comptrollers

(Current as of April 2019)


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