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BRIGADIER GENERAL GREGORY M. GUTTERMAN

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Brig. Gen. Gregory M. Gutterman is the Director, Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He leads a 700-person Directorate located in five states and three countries responsible for providing security assistance and cooperation activities to 110 Partner Nations world-wide. As the Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command International Affairs lead, General Gutterman administers the Air Force’s $185 billion Foreign Military Sales Enterprise enabling weapon system acquisition and support for more than 6,700 aircraft. He manages interagency coordination activities, develops and executes international agreements, and manages the Command’s foreign military sales and disclosure policies thereby delivering airpower capabilities, building partner capacity, and meeting national security objectives.

General Gutterman was commissioned in 1989 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He began his career as an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Technical Engineer in the 321st Strategic Missile Wing, Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota. He then transitioned into the program management profession and has held a variety of assignments across the entire acquisition life cycle to include experience across all Air Force Materiel Command product groups: electronics, weapons, and aircraft. General Gutterman’s experience includes assignments in the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition’s Global Power and Information Dominance Capabilities Directorates, as well as budget and finance experience as the Director of Strategic Plans, Programs, and Analyses at Air Force Materiel Command.

His previous command experience includes: Commander, 682nd Armaments Systems Squadron at Eglin AFB, Florida; Commander, 554th Electronic Systems Group at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; and F-22 Senior Materiel Leader (Wing Commander equivalent) at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. General Gutterman is an Acquisition Corps member with 30 years engineering and acquisition experience. He has professional certifications in Program Management, Acquisition Logistics, Engineering, and International Affairs. Prior to his current assignment, General Gutterman was the Director of Strategic Plans, Programs and Analyses, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

EDUCATION
1985 U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1989 Bachelor of Science Degree, Engineering Mechanics, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1993 Master of Science Degree, Systems Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
1995 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2001 Air Command and Staff College, Air University, by correspondence
2003 Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
2004 Air War College, Air University, by correspondence
2007 Master of Science Degree, National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington D.C.
2007 The Program Manager’s Course (PMT 401), Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2008 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2008 Group Commander’s Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2010 Executive Program Manager’s Course (PMT 402), Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2012 USAF Wing Commander’s Seminar, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2015 CAPSTONE General and Flag Officer Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington D.C.
2015 Systems Acquisition Management Course for General/Flag Officers (ACQ 404), Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2015 Security Cooperation Management Course, Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1989 - March 1992, Mechanical Engineer, 321st Maintenance Support Squadron, Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D.
2. March 1992 - September 1993, Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. September 1993 - July 1995, Project Manager, U-2 Reconnaissance System Program, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. July 1995 - December 1996, Project Manager, F-22 Propulsion System, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. December 1996 - June 1999, U.S. Air Force Logistics Career Broadener, Hill AFB, Utah
6. June 1999 - June 2000, Aide-de-Camp, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, Utah
7. June 2000 - May 2001, Executive Officer, Global Power Directorate, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
8. May 2001 - May 2002, AIM-9X Program Element Monitor, Global Power Directorate, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
9. May 2002 - June 2003, Student, Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
10. June 2003 - June 2004, Deputy Program Manager, Small Diameter Bomb Program Office, Eglin AFB, Fla.
11. June 2004 - August 2006, Commander, 682nd Armament Systems Squadron (Small Diameter Bomb Increment II), Eglin AFB, Fla.
12. August 2006 - June 2007, Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
13. June 2007 - July 2008, Executive Officer to the Commander of Air Force Materiel Command , Headquarters AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
14. August 2008 - July 2010, Commander, 554th Electronic Systems Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
15. July 2010 - January 2012, Deputy Director, Information Dominance Capabilities Directorate (SAF/AQI), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
16. January 2012 - July 2014, Senior Materiel Leader (Upper) and, F-22 System Program Manager, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
17. July 2014 – April 2015, Director of Strategic Plans, Programs and Analyses (AFMC/A8/9), Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
18. April 2015 – present, Director, Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

ACQUISITION INFORMATION
Acquisition Professional Development Program Certifications: Program Management Level III with ACAT I Credentials; Life Cycle Logistics Level II; Engineering Level I
Other Certifications: Department of Defense International Affairs Level III, 2018
Weapon systems experience: F-22, Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System, Small Diameter Bomb Increments I and II, F119 Engine, U-2 sensors, Headquarters C4ISR portfolio, AIM-9X, Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System, Depot Operations, ICMB Minuteman III, Business Enterprise Systems portfolio, Foreign Military Sales portfolio

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Air Force Legion of Merit
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with silver star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with oak leaf cluster

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
Dayton Daily News Top 100 in Aerospace and Defense
Secretary of Defense Performance Based Logistics of the Year Award
Command and General Staff College MacArthur Leadership Award for Writing
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force John J. Welch Team Award
Air-to-Ground Munitions Wing Field Grade Officer of the Year
Air Force Materiel Command Inspector General Outstanding Performer
42 Air Division Professional Excellence Award
Strategic Air Command Inspector General Superior Performer
Air Force Excellence in Competition Rifle Badge

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 31, 1989
First Lieutenant May 31, 1991
Captain May 31, 1993
Major Sept. 1, 2000
Lieutenant Colonel April 1, 2004
Colonel Sept. 1, 2007
Brigadier General June 27, 2014

(Current as of September 2018)

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