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BRYCE DUSTMAN

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Bryce Dustman, a member of the Senior Executive Service, serves as the Special Assistant and Chief of Staff to the 24th Secretary of the Air Force, Dr. Heather Wilson. In this position, Mr. Dustman serves as the senior civilian advisor to the Secretary, providing budget, communications, legislative, managerial, policy and scheduling support. He is responsible for overseeing the development and execution of the Secretary’s policies, goals and objectives throughout the Department of the Air Force.

Mr. Dustman has four decades of communications, leadership, sales and managerial experience in business, government and politics. Before coming to the Air Force, Mr. Dustman served as Special Assistant to Commissioner Joe Mohorovic of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Mr. Dustman served as then-Representative Heather Wilson’s (NM-1) Chief of Staff from 2001 to 2009. His congressional service also included: Chief of Staff for Representative Dave Reichart (R-WA), Communications Director for Representative Phil Crane (R-IL); Communications Director/Legislative Assistant for Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT); and Deputy News Secretary for Senator Jack Danforth (R-MO).

Prior to beginning his federal service, Mr. Dustman owned and managed a 2,700 acre grain and livestock farm in Missouri. His first summer out of high school, he worked as a cowboy on a ranch in Montana. Mr. Dustman was raised in Jameson, Missouri, on a family farm.

Mr. Dustman is an honors graduate of Truman State University and Trenton Junior College. He completed the Agriculture Leaders of Tomorrow program sponsored by the University of Missouri.

Mr. Dustman worked for one year at a winery in Napa Valley in 2010 and he keeps up with the trends in the wine industry. He plays golf and tennis, snow skis, and enjoys walking.

EDUCATION:

1977 Associates in Applied Science in Farm Management, Trenton Junior College, Trenton, Mo.
1979 Bachelor of Science, General Agriculture, Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo.
1987 Agriculture Leaders of Tomorrow, University of Missouri, Columbia

CAREER CHRONOLOGY:

1974– 1974, Cowboy, Glasgow, Mont.
1975 – 1987, Self-employed Agribusiness Owner, Jameson, Calif., and Boonville, Mo.
1987 – 1988, Deputy News Secretary, Senator John Danforth, Washington, D.C.
1989 – 1995, Communications Director/Legislative Assistant, Senator Conrad Burns, Washington, D.C.
1995 – 1996, Vice President, Fleishman-Hillard, Washington, D.C.
1996 – 1996, Farm Director, Learfield Communications, Jefferson City, Mo.
1997 – 1998, Marketing Executive, The Duff Company, Kansas City, Mo.
1998 – 2000, Communications Director, GOPAC, Washington, D.C.
2000 – 2001, Communications Director, Representative Phil Crane, Washington, D.C.
2001 – 2009, Chief of Staff, Representative Heather Wilson, Washington, D.C.
2010 – 2010, Sales and Marketing Representative, Hill Family Estate, Yountville, Calif.
2011 – 2011, Chief of Staff, Representative David Reichert, Washington, D.C.
2011 – 2012, Campaign Manager, Heather Wilson for Senate, Albuquerque, N.M.
2013 – 2014, Account Executive, Cumulus Media, Los Angeles, Calif.
2014 – 2017, Special Assistant, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bethesda, Md.
2017 – present, Special Assistant and Chief of Staff to Secretary of the Air Force, Dr. Heather Wilson, Washington, D.C.

(Current as of July 2017)

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