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KENT E. CHADRICK

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Kent E. Chadrick, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director, Headquarters Air Force Information Management, Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. He serves as the Headquarters Air Force Chief Information Officer and liaison to the Pentagon Architecture Council. He also manages the Air Force Declassification Office, Air Force Publications Distribution Office, Headquarters Air Force Multimedia Services and Enterprise Solutions.

Mr. Chadrick began his federal civil service career in 1985 as an avionics technician for F-4/F-16 aircraft for the 906 Tactical Fighter Group, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at Fairborn, Ohio.  He served in the 99th Electronic Combat Range Group, Strategic Air Command at Richmond, KY.  He was a senior technical advisor in the 5th Combat Communications Group, Air Combat Command at Warner-Robins AFB, Georgia.   He served at Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii, as the chief tactical communications engineer.  Mr. Chadrick has served in several Air Force Space Command positions responsible for deploying space and cyber communication capabilities and conducting system and operational risk analysis.  He served as the Deputy Director, Headquarters Air Force Information Management Office, and also as the Chief, Policy and Chief Information Officer Support Division.  Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Executive Director of the 844th Communications Squadron, which provides communications and information technology services to Headquarters Air Force, the National Military Command Center, and other organizations in the national capital region.  Additionally, the squadron provides mobile communications support to the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force

EDUCATION
1997 Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Excelsior College, N.Y.
1998 Master of Science in Logistics and Materials Management, Georgia College and State University
2004 Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2008 Office of Personnel Management Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Denver, Colo.
2013 Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2015 Chief Information Officer Certification Program, National Defense University

CAREER CHRONOLOGY 
1. October 1984 – November 1985, Intelligence Analysis, Foreign Technology Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2. November 1985 – October 1989, Electronic Integrated Systems Mechanic, 906th Tactical Fighter Group, Air Force Reserve Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. October 1989 - March 1994, Equipment Specialist, Air Force Engineering and Technical Services, 99th Electronic Combat Range Group, Strategic Air Command, Blue Grass Army Depot, Kentucky
4. March 1994 - August 1999, Equipment Specialist, Air Force Engineering and Technical Services, 5th Combat Communications Group, Air Combat Command, Robins AFB, Ga.
5. August 1999 - August 2001, Tactical Communications Engineer (AFETS), Contingency Plans Division, Communications and Information Directorate, Headquarters Pacific Air Force, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
6. August 2001 - October 2004, Communication Systems Integrator, 460th Space Communications Squadron, Air Force Space Command, Buckley AFB, Colo.
7. October 2004 - November 2006, Chief of Integration, Air Force Space Command Network Operations and Security Center, Communications Support Squadron, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
8. November 2006 - April 2008, Chief, Network Services Branch, Network Services and Information Division, Communications & Information Directorate, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
9. April 2008 - May 2009, Chief, Capability Support Branch, Capability and Integration Division, Communications and Information Directorate, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
10. May 2009 - May 2011, Deputy Chief, Communications and Information Capability Division, Communications and Information Directorate, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
11. April 2011 - August 2012, Deputy Chief, Cyber Surety Division, Communications and Information Directorate, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
12. September 2012 - February 2014, Deputy Director, Headquarters Air Force Information Management and Division Chief, Policy and CIO Support, Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.
13. February 2014 - March 2015, Executive Director of the 844th Communications Squadron, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
14. Mar 2015 - present, Director Headquarters Air Force Information Management Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force.

AWARDS AND HONORS
1994 and 2006 Exemplary Civilian Service Medal
1998 Combat Challenge Communications Innovator Award
1998 Air Combat Command Communications and Information Professionalism Award
2000 Headquarters Pacific Air Forces Communications and Information CATIII Civilian of the Year
2003 Air Force Space Command 460th Space Communications Squadron CATIII Civilian of the Year
2009 Headquarters Air Force Space Command Communications and Information Award
2009 Headquarters Air Force Space Command Communications and Information Civilian Manager of the Year
2012 Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Communications and Information Directorate
2013 David Packard Excellence in Acquisitions Award, Secretary of the Air Force, Administrative Assistant, Information Management Directorate

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
1998 and 2002 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
2006 Global Information Assurance Certification
2012 Certified Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2)

(Current as of June 2015)

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