Lisa M. Truesdale, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Director of Military Force Management Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. The directorate is responsible for establishing military force management policies for more than 500,000 Total Force military personnel. These policies guide the accession, assignment, evaluation, skills analysis and management, promotion, readiness, retraining, retention, separation and retirement of the Air Force's human capital. The office also oversees aspects of Total Force contingency, mobilization, training and rated force management policy.
Ms. Truesdale was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2019. Prior to her current assignment, she served as the Director for Military Personnel and Analyses in the Department of the Navy. Ms. Truesdale was responsible for policy and program analyses of U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps military manpower and personnel issues with $40 billion annual budget impact. Before becoming a U.S. Navy civilian, Ms. Truesdale was an officer in the U.S. Navy. Over the course of her 20-year military career, she served in a variety of leadership and technical positions in the field of military human resource management, including such areas as force management; policy development and analysis; planning, programming, budgeting and execution; program management; data analyses; research portfolio management; personnel administration; personnel security; customer service; staffing; recruiting; marketing; training and development; legislation development; strategic planning; strategic communications; and group facilitation.
1990 Bachelor of Arts, Government, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
1998 Master of Science, Management, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.
1998 Officer Recruiter Course, Navy Recruiter Orientation Unit, Pensacola, Fla.
2000 Enlisted Programs Officer Course, Navy Recruiter Orientation Unit, Pensacola, Fla.
2012 Leadership for a Democratic Society, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va.
2021 Air Force Senior Leader Orientation Course
1. June 1990–June 1993, Military Administration Officer, Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Warminster, Pa.
2. June 1993–June 1996, Officer in Charge, U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, Washington, D.C.
3. June 1996–March 1998, Student, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.
4. June 1998–September 2001, Officer Recruiter and Enlisted Programs Officer, Navy Recruiting District San Francisco, Mountain View, Calif.
5. October 2001–May 2005, Manpower Analyst, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Washington, D.C.
6. May 2005–July 2006, Manpower Analyst, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education)/Chief of Naval Personnel (OPNAV N12), Washington, D.C.
7. August 2006–May 2008, Deputy, Enlisted Force Management Plans and Policy, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education)/Chief of Naval Personnel (OPNAV N13), Washington, D.C.
8. May 2008–October 2010, Chief Strategist, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education)/Chief of Naval Personnel (OPNAV N1Z), Washington, D.C.
9. December 2010–August 2019, Director for Military Personnel and Analyses, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Washington, D.C.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Department of the Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award
Department of the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
(Current as of May 2021)