William D. Bailey, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Washington, D.C. Mr. Bailey leads the 100 member acquisition staff organization charged with planning, managing and analyzing the Air Force's $200 billion (FYDP) research and development, and acquisition investment budget. He oversees the integration of full-life cycle acquisition equities into strategy, requirements, policy, processes, funding, program execution, information technology and workforce management. These activities enable the 25,000 member Air Force acquisition corps to deliver the vital capabilities necessary to accomplish the Air Force’s core missions.
Mr. Bailey graduated from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, in 1988 and was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force the same year. He began his career as an avionics engineer and later chief engineer in the Medium Launch Vehicles System Program Office at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. Following graduation from U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Mr. Bailey served in a variety of test assignments including flight commander, chief engineer, operations officer, squadron commander and finally Chief of the Test Division at Arnold Engineering Development Center. He also directed the development of new technologies for the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office as well as for the Air Force Research Laboratory. Mr. Bailey holds a senior non-rated Officer Aircrew badge.
Mr. Bailey retired from active duty in 2015 with more than 26 years of military experience as an acquisition professional. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2015, serving as the Senior Materiel Leader, Advanced Combat Systems, Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office and then as Deputy Director, Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, prior to his current position.
1988 Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind.
1994 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1995 U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif.
2001 Masters of Science, Aviation Systems, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2003 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2009 Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1. 1989—1991, Avionics Engineer, Medium Launch Vehicles Directorate, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
2. 1991—1994, Atlas II Integration Manager, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
3. 1995—1995, Student, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif.
4. 1996—1998, Flight Test Engineer/Flight Commander, Edwards AFB, Calif.
5. 1998—2001, Chief Engineer, Flight Test Squadron
6. 2001—2002, Operations Officer, Flight Test Squadron
7. 2002—2003, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. 2003—2006, System Program Director/Division Chief, Sensor Development, Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
9. 2006—2008, Commander, Flight Test Squadron
10. 2008—2009, Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
11. 2009—2010, Chief, Sensor Applications and Demonstrations Division, Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
12. 2010—2011, Chief, Test Division, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
13. 2011—2015, Senior Materiel Leader, Advanced Combat Systems, Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
14. 2015—2016, System Program Director, Long Range Strike-Bomber, Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
15. 2016—2020, Deputy Director, Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C.
16. 2020—present, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Acquisition Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle)
(Current as of June 2020)