Scott A. Kiser, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting) for headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He aids the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting) in leading an 8,000 military and civilian contracting organization responsible for executing $70 billion for acquisition of major weapon systems, logistics, special access, operational supplies and services and resourcing worldwide contingency operations. He serves as the Air Force head of the contracting authority and provides policy, guidance and oversight of Air Force Acquisition and Contracting Operations.
Mr. Kiser was commissioned in the Air Force in 1985 and served 27 years on active duty status. He garnered extensive experience in international, major weapons system, operational and logistical contracting. Throughout his career he has held other key positions including 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; and most recently as the Director of Contracting, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. Mr. Kiser retired from active duty in August 2012 and entered Senior Executive Service in June 2014.
1981 Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Kentucky, Lexington
1983 Master of Business Administration, University of Kentucky, Lexington
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 APEX: Senior Executive Joint Orientation Program, Washington D.C.
2016 AFSO21: 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.
1. July 1985 – May 1987, Financial Operations Superintendent, and Operations Officer, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Division (MWR), 554th Operational Support Wing, Nellis AFB, Nev.
2. May 1987 – June 1988, Chief, MWR Division, 51st Tactical Fighter Wing, Suwon Air Base, South Korea
3. July 1988 – June 1990, Chief, Air Force Athletics, Headquarters (HQ) Air Force Military Personnel Center, MWR Division, Randolph AFB, Texas
4. June 1990 – July 1992, Squadron Commander and Executive Officer to the Commander, HQ 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, Ohio
6. July 1993 – May 1996, Western Test Range Contracting Negotiator, Contracting Officer; and later 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, ASC/PK Staff, and later Chief, Advanced Reconnaissance Development Programs, Reconnaissance Systems Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. January 2000 – April 2000, Advanced Program Managers Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
11. April 2000 – July 2002, Commander, 52nd Contracting Squadron, Spangdahlem AB, 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, Iraq
14. July 2004 – January 2006, Commander, 1st Contracting Squadron, 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, 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.
22. June 2014 – July 2017, Director of Contracting, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
23. July 2017 – present, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
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, Iraq
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.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with eight 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
Best Unit in Tactical Air Command Award, 1986
Best Unit in Pacific Air Forces Award, 1988
Best Unit in United States Air Forces in Europe Award, 2001
Best Unit in Air Combat Command Award, 2006
Air Force Contracting Officer of the Year (Specialized) Award, 1995
Aeronautical Systems Center Outstanding Staff Officer Award, 1997
USAFE Secretary of the Air Force Professionalism in Contracting Award, 2002
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
1. Contract Management, Level III, Acquisition Professional Development Program, 1997
2. Program Management, Level II, APDP, 1995
3. Lean Six Sigma Center Green Belt Professional Certification, University of Oklahoma, Norman Okla., and the National Graduate School of Quality Management, Falmouth, Mass., 2008
4. Human Capital Strategist Certification, Executive Board of the Human Capital Institute, 2010
5. National Contract Management Association Member since 1992, and National Board of Advisors, 2014-present
(Current as of July 2017)