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TERESA M. SALAZAR

Selected for reassignment as Vice Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers/Cyber, J-6, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Teresa M. Salazar, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Chief, Information Dominance and Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. She assists in leading and supporting 77,000 cyber operations and support personnel across the globe with a portfolio valued at $17 billion. She provides oversight of network-centric policies, communications, information resources management information assurance, enterprise architectures, and portfolio management for the Department of the Air Force. Additionally, she shapes strategy, policy, and doctrine for all cyberspace operations and cyber support activities.

Ms. Salazar entered federal civil service in 1983 as a data transcriber and administrator. She was selected for the Army Computer Intern Program with a follow-on assignment developing expert systems at Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Fort Monroe, Virginia. She transitioned to the Navy where she designed and installed networks in Panama and Iceland. Following that assignment, she transitioned to the Air Force where she held progressively more responsible leadership positions at Squadron, Group, Major Command, and Headquarters Air Force levels. She served in a deployed location as the Director, Joint Network Operations Control Center, Multi-National Force-Iraq, Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq and then transitioned to the Joint Staff where she was the Assistant Deputy Director, Information and Cyberspace Policy, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5). During that time she also was a member of the National Security Staff's Presidentially-directed 60-Day Cyberspace Policy Review team. She was selected as the Deputy Director, Joint Staff, J-6 and the Deputy CIO, Joint Staff. Prior to her current assignment, she was the Principal Director, Policy and Resources/Chief Financial Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Chief Information Officer/G-6. Ms. Salazar is a graduate of the Defense Leadership Management Program.

EDUCATION
1994 Squadron Officer School, Correspondence
1995 Advanced Communications-Computer Officer Training, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2000 Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems, Saint Leo University, Fla.
2001 Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence
2002 Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2002 Master of Science, Management, Troy State University, Ala.
2005 Master of Science, National Security Strategy, National War College, Ft. Lesley J. McNair, Washington D.C.
2008 National Security Strategy Program, The George Washington University, Washington D.C.
2009 Senior Executive Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1983 - 1985 Data Transcriber and Administrator, Army Applied Technology Lab, Fort Eustis, Va.
2. 1985 - 1987 Army Computer Intern Program, Headquarters TRADOC, Fort Monroe, Va.
3. 1987 - 1990 Artificial Intelligence Systems Programmer, Headquarters TRADOC, Fort Monroe, Va.
4. 1990 - 1992 Network Analyst, Naval Computer & Telecommunications Systems Area Master Station - Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.
5. 1992 - 1994 Systems Analyst, 1912th Communications Group, Langley AFB, Va.
6. 1994 - 1995 Chief, Contingency Theater Automated Planning System, ACC Computer Systems Squadron, Langley AFB, Va.
7. 1995 - 1996 Chief, Program Management, ACC Communications Group, Langley AFB, Va.
8. 1996 - 1997 Assistant Director, Combat Software, ACC Communications Group, Langley AFB, Va.
9. 1997 - 2000 ACC Year 2000 Program Manager, ACC Communications Group, Langley AFB, Va.
10. 2000 - 2001 Chief, Director's Action Group, Headquarters ACC, Directorate of Communications & Information Systems, Langley AFB, Va.
11. 2000 - 2001 Chief, Networks Plans Branch, Headquarters ACC, Directorate of Communications & Information Systems, Langley AFB, Va.
12. 2001 - 2002 Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
13. 2002 - 2003 Chief, Enterprise Information Management Division, Air Force CIO, Washington D.C.
14. 2003 - 2004 Chief, C4ISR Network Integration Branch, Headquarters Air Force, Deputy Chief of Staff, Warfighting Integration, Washington D.C.
15. 2004 - 2005 Student, National War College, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
16. 2006 - 2006 Deputy Director, Communications, Headquarters ACC, Directorate of Communications, Langley AFB, Va.
17. 2007 - 2007 Director, Joint Network Operations Control Center-Iraq, MNF-I CIS, Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq
18. 2005 - 2008 Technical Director and Chief, Architecture, Technology, Interoperability Division, Headquarters ACC, Directorate of Communications, Langley AFB, Va.
19. 2008 - 2009 Assistant Deputy Director, Information & Cyberspace Policy, the Joint Staff (J-5), Washington D.C.
20. 2009 - 2011 Deputy Director, C4 Systems (J-6); Deputy Chief Information Officer, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
21. 2011 - 2012 Principal Director, Policy & Resources/Chief Financial Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Chief Information Officer/G-6, Washington, D.C.
22. 2012 - present, Deputy Chief, Information Dominance and Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.

AWARDS AND HONORS
Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award, 2012
CJCS Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award, 2009, 2011
Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award, 2000, 2008
Superior Civilian Service Award, 2007
Exemplary Civilian Service Award, 1996, 1998, 1999
Global War on Terrorism Medal
Iraqi Campaign Medal
Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Commendation for Outstanding Service
Hampton Roads Outstanding Professional Woman of the Year
Federal Women's Program Professional/Specialist of the Year

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
Chief Information Officer Certification, Information Resources Management College, National Defense University, Fort. Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
National War College Alumni Association, 2004 - present

(Current as of August 2015)