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CYNTHIA ABBOTT

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Cynthia A. Abbott, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Logistics for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  Ms. Abbott serves as the Center Senior Functional for Logistics, overseeing all activities for life cycle logistics and product support management.  She provides program and resource support to Program Executer Officers and approximately 400 programs, and is responsible for more than 3,800 life cycle logisticians.

Ms. Abbott began her career with the Air Force in 1979. She has served in a variety of logistics and program management positions in the F-15, C-5, and C-130 program offices. Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Abbott was the Deputy Director of Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate.

EDUCATION
1998 Bachelor’s of Business degree in Human Resource Management, University of Texas at San Antonio
2008 Master’s of Business degree in Project Management, American Graduate University
2012 Air War College, by seminar

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. October 1979 – December 1981, Clerk Typist and Supply Technician, San Antonio ALC, Kelly AFB, Texas
2. December 1981 – September 1983, Accounting Technician, San Antonio ALC, Kelly AFB, Texas
3. September 1983 – December 1988, Inventory Management Specialist, Automatic Test Systems Division,   Kelly AFB, Texas
4. December 1988 – October 1991, Supervisor Inventory Management, Automatic Test Systems Division, Kelly AFB, Texas
5. October 1991 – December 1992, Logistics Management, Automatic Test Systems Division, Kelly AFB, Texas
6. December 1992 – July 1993, Management and Program Analyst, Automatic Test Systems Division, Kelly AFB, Texas
7. July 1993 – August 1994, Logistics Management, Automatic Test Systems Division, Kelly AFB, Texas
8. August 1994 – March 1996, Resource Manager, Automatic Test Equipment Division, Kelly AFB, Texas
9. March 1996 – July 1998, Logistics Management, Commander’s Action Group, Kelly AFB, Texas
10. July 1998 – June 2000, Supervisor Inventory Management, C-5 System Program Office, Robins AFB, Ga
11. June 2000 – February 2005, Supervisor Logistics Management, C-5 System Program Office, Robins AFB, Ga
12. February 2005 – March 2007, Squadron Director, Logistics Management, C-5 System Program Office, Robins AFB, Ga
13. March 2007 – July 2008, Squadron Director, Program Management, C-5 System Program Office, Robins AFB, Ga
14. July 2008 – November 2008, Deputy Group Director, C-5/C-17 System Program Office, Robins AFB, Ga
15. November 2008 – June 2010, Director Aircraft Supply Chain Management (F-15, C-130, C-5), Robins AFB, Ga
16. June 2010 – July 2011, Logistics Chief, ISR Sensors and FMS Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
17. July 2011 – December 2012, Product Support Manager, Medium Altitude Unmanned Air Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
18. December 2012 – July 2014, Chief of Logistics, Fighters and Bombers Directorate, Wright- Patterson AFB, Ohio
19. July 2014 – March 2016, Deputy Director, Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
20. February 2016 – present, Director of Logistics, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

AWARDS AND HONORS
2016 Meritorious Civilian Service Award 
2014 Exemplary Civilian Service Award 
2013 Secretary of Defense Product Support Manager Award 
2003 Exemplary Civilian Service Award 
Outstanding Federal Manager of the Year 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
Life Cycle Logistics, Level III 
Program Management, Level II

(Current as of July 2016)

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