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GWENDOLYN R. DEFILIPPI

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Gwendolyn R. DeFilippi, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Virginia. She serves as principal assistant to the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services. She is responsible for comprehensive plans and policies covering all life cycles of military and civilian personnel management, including military end strength and civilian work-year execution, education and training, compensation and resource allocation and the delivery of fully-qualified, ready Airmen for the joint warfighter while also meeting all the needs of our Airmen and their families. She oversees the execution and programming of the Manpower, Personnel and Services portfolio with an annual $47 billion personnel budget for 685,000 military and civilian total force Airmen. As Chair of the Civilian Force Development Panel, she plans, directs and evaluates programs to ensure a qualified, productive and well-maintained work force of over 183,000 civilian employees.

Ms. DeFilippi was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2010. Her previous executive positions include Chief of Staff to the Acting Secretary of the Army, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civilian Personnel, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Force Management, Manpower and Resources and Director of the Army’s Civilian Senior Leader Management Office. She has held a variety of positions within the Human Resources community and also is a member of the Air Force Reserve.

EDUCATION
1996 Bachelor of Science Degree in Operations Research, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2003 Squadron Officer School (in residence and by correspondence), Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2003 Master of Science in Systems Engineering, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
2004 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2005 Air War College, by correspondence

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. May 1996 – January 1999, Personnel Scientific Analyst, Plans and Analysis Division, Directorate of Customer Service, Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas
2. January 1999 – July 1999, Chief, Plans and Programs, Directorate of Assignments, Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas
3. July 1999 – August 2002, Assistant Director, Recruiting Research and Analysis, Accession Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Arlington, Va.
4. August 2002 – September 2003, Chief, Analysis Branch, Air Force Senior Leader Management Office, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
5. September 2003 – October 2004, Deputy Director for Programs, Officer and Enlisted Personnel Management, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Arlington, Va.
6. September 2003 – September 2008, Chief, Special Program Assignments, Office of the Director of Personnel, Headquarters, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii (Air Force Reserve assignment)
7. October 2004 – October 2005, Deputy Director, Air Force Senior Leader Management Office, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
8.  October 2005 – April 2006, Chief, Leadership Transformation and Integration, Directorate for Personnel Plans and Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
9. April 2006 – June 2010, Chief, Airman Development Division, Directorate for Force Development, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
10. September 2008 – June 2013, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Director of Reserve Policy Integration, Office of the Chief of the Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va. (Air Force Reserve assignment)
11. June 2010 – January 2017, Director, Civilian Senior Leader Management Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Arlington, Va.
12. July 2012 – January 2014, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Force Management, Manpower and Resources), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Arlington, Va.
13. June 2013 – June 2014, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to Director, Reserve General Officer Management, Office of the Chief of the Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va. (Air Force Reserve assignment)
14. January 2014 – January 2017, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civilian Personnel), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Arlington, Va.
15. June 2014 – July 2018, Air Force Operations Staff Officer, Joint Lessons Learned Division, Office of the Joint Staff (J7), Suffolk, Va. (Air Force Reserve assignment)
16. January 2017 – October 2017, Chief of Staff to the Acting Secretary of the Army, Arlington, Va.
17. October 2017 – August 2018, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Human Resource Management, Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, D.C.
18. July 2018 – present, Deputy Mission Support Group Commander, 514th Air Reserve Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (Air Force Reserve assignment)
19. August 2018 – present, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS 
Meritorious Presidential Rank Award
Army Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service
Army Superior Civilian Service Award
Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Special Act Awards
U.S. Air Force Dixon Award (Air Force Level Award)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS 
Senior Executive Association 
Air Force Association
Reserve Officers Association
Association of the United States Army
Air Force Academy Association of Graduates

(Current as of September 2018)

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