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Air Force Civil Engineer Center

The Air Force Civil Engineer Center, located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, is a 1,600-person field operating agency of the Air Force Civil Engineer. The center is responsible for providing responsive, flexible full-spectrum installation engineering services. The center's missions include facility investment planning, design and construction, operations support, real property management, energy support, environmental compliance and restoration, and audit assertions, acquisition and program management. Conducting operations at more than 75 locations worldwide, the center oversees the annual execution of $11.8 billion in contracts, manages $7 billion in housing and $5 billion in Enhanced Use Lease portfolios, and indirectly controls $49 billion in contract vehicles.

The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is led by a civilian in the Senior Executive Service. The center has seven directorates: Energy; Environmental Center of Excellence; Facilities Engineering Center of Excellence; Installations Center of Excellence; Operations; Planning & Integration; and Readiness and Emergency Management.

Energy Directorate
The Energy Directorate, located at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., consists of engineers, energy experts, contract officers and support staff who provide expertise to installations and Major Commands. They identify, evaluate and help implement technologies and funding strategies to reduce Air Force energy consumption and costs to meet federal energy goals. The directorate has five divisions: Performance Measurement and Analysis; Program Development; Program Execution; Rates and Renewables; and Utilities Privatization.

Environmental Center of Excellence
The Environmental Center of Excellence is responsible for managing the Air Force restoration, compliance, sustainability and National Environmental Policy Act programs. The Environmental Center of Excellence members provide environmental technical assistance and advice to Air Force installations, major commands and other clients. The directorate develops execution strategies for environmental and sustainability issues, projects and programs based on best practices garnered from experience and research. The directorate is organized into four divisions: Restoration, Technical Support, Compliance and Operations.

Facilities Engineering Center of Excellence
The Facilities Engineering Center of Excellence provides centralized facility design and construction for military construction, restoration and modernization, sustainment, and military family housing. The center implements standardized designs for similar facility and infrastructure types and seeks other cost-reduction strategies such as packaging multiple single-facility requirements into "whole facility investments" and regional acquisition efforts. The Air Force Comprehensive Asset Management Plan process enables the center and installation civil engineers to improve project delivery by increasing lead times for planning and design, ensuring earlier and more effective construction awards. The center has seven divisions: technical services, housing, operating forces design and construction, mobility and support forces design and construction, strategic design and construction, Pacific operations and European operations.

Installations Center of Excellence
The Installations Center of Excellence, led by a civilian in the Senior Executive Service, conducts the strategic acquisition, management, and disposal of Air Force real property. The directorate executes the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations' land and facilities policies through a full suite of services, including appraisals, lease renewals, licenses, easements, title opinions, environmental cleanup and transfer of property impacted by Base Realignment and Closure legislation, and other support services. The Installations Center of Excellence is comprised of four branches: BRAC program management, real estate transaction, strategic asset utilization, and real property management.

Operations Directorate
The Operations Directorate, located at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., provides direct technical, managerial and training expertise to the Air Force civil engineering community with emphasis on operations and maintenance of the built environment. The directorate has four divisions: asset visibility, operations maintenance, engineer, and the Civil Engineer Maintenance, Inspection and Repair Team.

Planning & Integration Directorate
The Planning & Integration Directorate provides a comprehensive framework to enable strategic and long-term planning for installation complexes to support the Air Force and its customers at the combined, joint, major command, and installation levels through development of investment strategies. The P&I Directorate is divided into two divisions: comprehensive planning and activity integration. Planners provide input to the National Environmental Policy Act process, analyze installation complexes, and manage installation development and encroachment. Integrators analyze the Enterprise Activity Management Plan Program development investment, define and prioritize requirements, and advocate for facilities, utilities and transportation.

Readiness Directorate
The Readiness and Emergency Management Directorate, located at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., mission is to provide readiness and emergency services support to the Air Force civil engineer community through technical information and standardized methodology, enabling civil engineers worldwide to execute their expeditionary combat support and emergency services missions safely, effectively and efficiently. The directorate has five divisions: explosive ordnance disposal, fire emergency services, emergency management, expeditionary engineering, and requirements and acquisition.