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Albert J. Starnes:

Military Branch:United States Airforce
Albert J. Starnes, a Senior Level executive, is Technical Adviser for Plans, Programs and Budget, Directorate of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. Mr. Starnes is the Air Force?s technical authority on Air Force-wide information operations plans and resource policy and direction. He serves as the Air Force?s senior financial adviser and budget execution authority for more than $1.2 billion contained within the National Foreign Intelligence Program. He also provides technical oversight to planning, programming and budgeting of more than $6 billion and 20,000 personnel resources funded within the Joint Military Intelligence Program and Tactical Intelligence and Related Activities aggregations.
Mr. Starnes, a native of Barcelona, Spain, was commissioned an Air Force second lieutenant in May 1980 through the University of South Carolina?s ROTC program. He entered active duty as an F-15 Intelligence Team Chief assigned to 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan. Following his 10 years of active-duty service, Mr. Starnes entered federal civil service as Chief of Intelligence Systems and Battle Management Test Integration Divisions at the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. He later served as the directorate?s Deputy Director before transferring to Washington, D.C. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, and the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations. He assumed his current position in February 2004.
EDUCATION
1980 Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations, University of South Carolina, Columbia
1986 Master of Science degree in strategic intelligence, Defense Intelligence College, Washington, D.C.
1999 Master of Science degree in national resource strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2002 National Security Management Course, Syracuse University, N.Y.
2004 Director of Central Intelligence Fellows Program, the Aspen Institute, Wye River Center, Queensland, Md.
CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1991 ? 1996, Chief, Intelligence Systems and Battle Management Test Integration Divisions, Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Systems Directorate, Headquarters Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.
2. 1996 ? 1998, Deputy Director, C4I Systems Directorate, Headquarters AFOTEC, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
3. 1999, C4I systems warfare specialist, Strategic and Tactical Systems, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
4. 2000 ? 2004, Chief, Plans and Programs Division, Directorate of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
5. 2004 ? present, Technical Adviser for Plans, Programs and Budget, Directorate of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Air Force Achievement Medal
Meritorious Civilian Service Award
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
National Security Management Fellow, Syracuse University, N.Y.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Air Force Board for the Correction of Military Records
Association for the Society of Military Comptrollers
American Association for Budget and Program Analysis
Department of Defense Leadership and Management Program, Inaugural Class

 

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