Selections announced for Civilian Strategic Leader Program

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  • By Kat Bailey
  • Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
Air Force officials have selected 21 senior civilians to participate in the 2017 Air Force Civilian Strategic Leader Program.

CSLP, the Air Force’s senior corporate career broadening program, is designed to develop multiskilled GS-14 and GS-15 leaders by placing them in experiential assignments outside their functional area for up to three years.

“The program provides an avenue to help our civilian workforce develop corporate experience,” said Deborah Billings, the Air Force Personnel Center CSLP program co-manager. “Selected candidates receive assignments in scope and responsibility that have impact across the Air Force or the Department of Defense.”

Managing the civilian workforce with transparency and investing in civilian development encourages these professionals to continue serving, enhances the Air Force and preserves the ability to fulfill its missions anytime, anywhere.

Candidates will be matched with installation level, headquarters Air Force or joint positions to enhance overall development and management of a specific segment of the civilian strategic workforce.

“Positions might include deputy director for installation support, program analyst, international security politico military planner or supervisory strategic planner,” Billings said.

CSLP has 62 worldwide positions with highly competitive selection criteria. Candidates were selected following an intense screening and assessment by an 11-member selection board, which evaluated them for high-quality leadership performance, progressive supervisory experience and advanced education.

“We had a record number of applications,” Billings said. “The CSLP board focused on selecting the most highly qualified Airmen previously screened by the development teams, in a fashion similar to the colonel command screen board.”

The program assists the Air Force with creating a workforce of talented professionals with the right education, training and experience.

Selected program candidates and their current assignments include:

Anthony Baity, chief, Resource Integration Division, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia
Albert Boulter, general engineer, Engineering Management Division, Pentagon
Shantia Bryant, chief, senior leader management, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
Jason Coker, director, 782nd Test Squadron, Eglin AFB, Florida
John Fawcett, military policy analyst, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson AFB, Colorado
Dwight Fullingim, electronic warfare analyst, headquarters Air Force, Pentagon
Dennis Glover, director, 567th Electronics Maintenance Squadron, Robins AFB, Georgia
Dennis Guadarrama, chief, Enterprise Procurement Division, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
Johnny Hall, chief, AF/A1 Executive Services, headquarters Air Force, Pentagon
Michael Hicks, supervisory program manager, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas
John Hill, political advisor to commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
Paul Keenan, director, 374th Force Support Squadron, Yokota AB, Japan
Richard Lariviere, deputy division chief, analytical foundations, headquarters Air Force, Pentagon
Paul Loughnane, technical lead, Systems Engineering Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Allison McQueen, director, 319th Force Support Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota
Bruce Morrison, deputy director, installation support, Misawa AB, Japan
Zakary Payne, Air Force Activity Management Plan integrator, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
James Pettigrew, program manager, intelligence systems, MacDill AFB, Florida
Jeffrey Saling, chief, Mission Analyses Division, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon
Timothy Skinner, deputy chief, Logistics Readiness Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Neville Thompson, staff specialist, kinetic weapons, Alexandria, Virginia

For more information about Air Force personnel programs go to the myPers website. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following the instructions on the Air Force Retirees Services website.