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STEPHEN HERRERA

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Stephen Herrera, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Executive Director for Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), Hurlburt Field, Fla.  Mr. Herrera assists the AFSOC commander as the senior civilian focal point for ensuring all force development, combat capabilities, and resourcing allocations are effectively synchronized and integrated to meet warfighter requirements.  He plans, develops, and implements mechanisms to validate current and future requirements; leveraging science and technology in support of equipment modernization and training transformation initiatives.

A native of San Antonio, Texas, Mr. Herrera began his career with the Air Force as a Palace Acquire intern upon graduation from the University of Texas at San Antonio.  He has held progressively more responsible positions in the areas of budget formulation and execution, program integration and resource management. His experience spans several appropriations and functional areas.  Mr. Herrera has previously served as the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. 

EDUCATION 
1987 Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, University of Texas at San Antonio 
1995 Master of Science, Management, Troy State University
1999 Air War College in Seminar, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2003 Council For Excellence in Government Fellows Program, Washington, D.C.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY 
1. 1988 - 1990, Budget Analyst, 834th Comptroller Squadron, 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Fla. 
2. 1990 - 1991, Budget Analyst, Budget Policy and Control Division, Headquarters Military Airlift Command, Scott AFB, Ill. 
3. 1991 - 1995, Budget Analyst, Budget Operations Division, Directorate of Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters AFSOC, Hurlburt Field, Fla. 
4. 1995 - 2000, Chief, Budget Support Branch, Directorate of Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters AFSOC, Hurlburt Field, Fla. 
5. 2000 - 2002, Chief, Budget Operations Division, Directorate of Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters AFSOC, Hurlburt Field, Fla. 
6. 2002 - 2004, Deputy Comptroller, Directorate of Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters AFSOC, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
7. 2004 - 2005, Chief, Financial Analysis, Financial Management Directorate, Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB, Fla. 
8. 2005 - 2012, Deputy Director of Financial Management, Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB, Fla. 
9. 2012 - 2013, Deputy and Director for Budget Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. 
10. 2013 - 2015, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
11. 2015 - present, Executive Director, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

AWARDS AND HONORS 
1994 Outstanding Contribution to Financial Management, Air Force Special Operations Command 
2003 Outstanding Comptroller, United States Special Operations Command 
2004 and 2012 Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award
2005 and 2009 Special Act or Service Award
2010 Air Force Materiel Command Robert D. Stuart Award Winner

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS 
Defense Financial Management Certification, Level III
DAWIA Business, Cost Estimating and Financial Management, Level III
Senior Fellow, Council for Excellence in Government
Certified Defense Financial Manager (Acquisition)

(Current as of November 2015)

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