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SCOTT A. KISER

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Scott A. Kiser, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Air Force Small Business Programs, located at the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. He is responsible for policy, advocacy, execution and advice pertaining to Small Business Programs and personnel throughout the department.
 
Mr. Kiser, a Manhattan, Kansas, native, was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force in 1985 and served 27 years on active duty. He garnered extensive experience in international, major weapons system, operational and logistical contracting. Throughout his career, he held other key positions, to include Senior Contracting Official as Chief of Contracting, Headquarters Air Combat Command; Director of Contracting, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center; the Alternate Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting and Chief, Contracts Policy, Headquarters, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command; the Director of Contracting, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass; and most recently as Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting at Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. He aided the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting in leading an 8,000 military and civilian contracting organization responsible for annually executing $70 billion for acquisition of major weapon systems, logistics, special access program, operational supplies and services and resourcing worldwide contingency operations. He served as the Air Force Head of the Contracting Authority and provided policy, guidance and oversight of Air Force Acquisition and Contracting Operations. Mr. Kiser retired from active duty as a colonel in August 2012 and entered Senior Executive Service in June 2014. 

EDUCATION 
1981 Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Kentucky, Lexington 
1983 Master of Business Administration, University of Kentucky, Lexington 
1988 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. 
1997 Air Command and Staff College, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 
2000 Advanced Program Management Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va. 
2001 Air War College, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany 
2015 Air Force Senior Leader Orientation Course, Washington, D.C. 
2015 Advanced Professional Executive Senior Executive Joint Orientation Program, Washington D.C. 
2016 Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century: Leading for Results, Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 
2017 Leadership Decision-Making Program, Executive Education Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. 
2018 National and International Security Leadership Seminar, Washington, D.C. 
2019 Enterprise Perspective Seminar, Washington, D.C. 

CAREER CHRONOLOGY 
1. July 1985–May 1987, Financial Operations Superintendent and Operations Officer, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Division, 554th Operational Support Wing, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. 
2. May 1987–June 1988, Chief, Morale, Welfare and Recreation division, 51st Tactical Fighter Wing, Suwon Air Base, South Korea 
3. July 1988–June 1990, Chief, Air Force Athletics, Headquarters Air Force Military Personnel Center, MWR Division, Randolph AFB, Texas 
4. June 1990–July 1992, Squadron Commander and Executive Officer to the Commander, Headquarters U.S. Air Force MWR and Services Agency, Randolph AFB, Texas 
5. August 1992–June 1993, Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Education with Industry Program, General Electric Aircraft Engines, Cincinnati 
6. July 1993–May 1996, Western Test Range Contracting Negotiator, Contracting Officer and Commander, Construction Flight, 30th Contracting Squadron, 30th Space Wing, Vandenberg AFB, Calif. 
7. June 1996–August 1997, F-15 Airframe Contracts Manager and Chief, F-15 Systems and Support Equipment Branch, F-15 Systems Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 
8. August 1997–December 1997, Chief, Regional Contracting Office-Sarajevo, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Stabilization Forces, Operation Joint Guard, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina 
9. January 1998–January 2000, Chief, Contracting Military Resources Branch, and later Chief, Advanced Reconnaissance Development Programs, Reconnaissance Systems Program Office, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 
10. January–April 2000, Advanced Program Managers Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va. 11. July 2000–July 2002, Commander, 52nd Contracting Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany 
12. July 2002–January 2004, Deputy Chief, Contracting Division, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein AB, Germany 
13. January 2004–June 2004, Chief, Security and Justice Contracts, Coalition Provisional Authority, Department of State, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Baghdad 
14. July 2004–January 2006, Commander, 1st Contracting Squadron, 1st Fighter Wing, Langley AFB, Va. 
15. January 2006–June 2006, Director of Contracting, Afghanistan/Pakistan, Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan and Joint Contracting Command-Iraq/Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Kabul, Afghanistan 
16. June 2006–July 2007, Commander, 1st Contracting Squadron, 1st Fighter Wing, Langley AFB, Va. 
17. July 2007–December 2007, Deputy Director of Contracting, Contracting Directorate, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker AFB, Okla. 
18. December 2007–August 2010, Director of Contracting, Contracting Directorate, OC-ALC, Tinker AFB, Okla. 
19. August 2010–June 2012, Chief, Contracting Division, Directorate of Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. 
20. July 2012–June 2014, Alternate Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting and Chief of Contract Policy, Headquarters U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir, Va. 
21. June 2014–July 2017, Director of Contracting, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass. 
22. July 2017–September 2019, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va. 
23. September 2019–present, Director, Air Force Small Business Programs, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va. 

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS 
1. August 1997–December 1997, Chief, Regional Contracting Office-Sarajevo, NATO Stabilization Forces, Operation Joint Guard, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina 
2. January 2004–June 2004, Chief, Security and Justice Contracts, Coalition Provisional Authority, Department of State, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Baghdad 
3. January 2006–June 2006, Director of Contracting, Afghanistan/Pakistan, Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan and Joint Contracting Command-Iraq/Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Kabul, Afghanistan 
4. July 2012–June 2014, Alternate Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting and Chief of Contract Policy, Headquarters U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir, Va. 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS 
Legion of Merit 
Bronze Star Medal 
Defense Meritorious Service Medal 
Meritorious Service Medal with silver and two oak leaf clusters 
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster 
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal 
Afghanistan Campaign Medal 
Iraq Campaign Medal 
Global World on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal 
Korean Defense Service Medal 
Armed Forces Service Medal 
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border 
Air Force Marksmanship Ribbon with device 
NATO Medal 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1986 Best Unit in Tactical Air Command Award 
1988 Best Unit in Pacific Air Forces Award
1995 Air Force Contracting Officer of the Year (Specialized) Award
1997 Aeronautical Systems Center Outstanding Staff Officer Award
2001 Best Unit in United States Air Forces in Europe Award 
2002 USAFE Secretary of the Air Force Professionalism in Contracting Award
2006 Best Unit in Air Combat Command Award 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS, AND ASSOCIATIONS 
Contract Management, Level III, Acquisition Professional Development Program
Program Management, Level II, APDP
Lean Six Sigma Center Green Belt Professional Certification, University of Oklahoma, Norman Okla.
Human Capital Strategist Certification, Executive Board of the Human Capital Institute
National Contract Management Association National Board of Advisors
Executive-in-Residence Program, Inaugural Member, Univ. of Kentucky Gatton College of Business & Economics

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