Retired May 31, 2005.
Anthony J. Perfilio, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director, Air Force Materiel Command Law Office, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He directs all operations and administration of a multifaceted field operating agency of Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, composed of five directorates and staffed by 84 attorneys and 33 paralegal and administrative personnel. He is directly responsible for resolution of all of the Air Force's worldwide contract dispute caseload before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and for advising on Aeronautical Systems Center's major aeronautical systems acquisition programs, including program executive officer and designated acquisition commander programs. He is also responsible for legal support to the Air Force Research Laboratory's technology programs and Air Force Security Assistance Center's foreign military sales cases. In addition, he oversees environmental law support to approximately 70 percent of the Air Force's compliance, remediation and environmental management program, and he manages the AFMC ethics program and 80 percent of Air Force fraud remedies cases. He also oversees intellectual property law services, including patent prosecution, copyright, trademark, technical data, technology transfer, cooperative research and development agreements, and administration of the Patent Secrecy Act for the Aeronautical Systems Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory.
Mr. Perfilio entered the Air Force as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force ROTC and has served as an Air Force attorney at field and headquarters levels, beginning as a uniformed judge advocate. After leaving active duty, he progressed through civilian assignments in Air Force Logistics Command, Air Force Systems Command and Air Force Materiel Command until assigned to his current position in 1994.
Mr. Perfilio is an Acquisition Law Professional Development Program Level III managerial contract attorney, and has been awarded the presidential distinguished and presidential meritorious executive rank awards. He is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and Ohio, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States and several federal trial and appellate courts.
1970 Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, Utah State University
1973 Juris Doctor, cum laude, University of Pittsburgh
1986 Contemporary Executive Development Program, George Washington University
1987 Executive Excellence Program, Federal Executive Institute
1991 Executive Leadership in a Changing Policy Environment, Brookings Institute
1993 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1994 Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
1. January 1974 - June 1977, assistant staff judge advocate, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB Utah
2. June 1977 - June 1978, area defense counsel, 4th Judicial Circuit, Hill AFB, Utah
3. August 1978 - October 1983, attorney-adviser, contracts, Headquarters Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. October 1983 - March 1985, attorney-adviser contracts, Air Force Contract Law Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. April 1985 - September 1985, Chief, Logistics Law Services Division, Air Force Contract Law Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. September 1985 - July 1986, Deputy Director, Acquisition Law Services, Air Force Contract Law Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. July 1986 - September 1991, Principal Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, Headquarters Air Force Systems Command, Andrews AFB, Md.
8. September 1991 - July 1992, Command Counsel, Headquarters Air Force Systems Command, Andrews AFB, Md.
9. July 1992 - April 1994, Principal Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, Headquarters AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. April 1994 - present, Director, AFMC Law Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
AWARDS AND HONORS
Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award
Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award
Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service
Meritorious Civilian Service Award
James O. Wrightson Jr. Award
Order of the Coif
Benjamin H. Teplitz Award for Scholastic Excellence
Fellow, Foundation of the Federal Bar Association
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Recognition Ribbon (finalist, Excalibur Award)
Commercial pilot, instrument rating
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Phi Alpha Delta
Member and former President, Western Ohio Chapter, Senior Executives Association
Member and former President and National delegate, Dayton Chapter, Federal Bar Association
Council Member, Government Contracts Section, Federal Bar Association
Chair, Ethics Committee, Government Contracts Section, Federal Bar Association
Director and former Chairman of the Board, Dayton-Wright Chapter, Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association
Volunteer and former Chairman of the Board, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Educational Fund
Trustee, Aviation Heritage Foundation, and former Commissioner, Dayton Aviation Heritage Commission
Trustee, Wright 'B' Flyer, Inc.
"Krause v. State: Is Ohio Sovereign Immunity Unconstitutional?" 33U. Pitt. L. Rev 611 (1972)
"Proposed IRC Sec. 84: Income Taxation of Unrealized Appreciation at Death: Unwise; Unwieldy, Unconstitutional," 34U. Pitt. L. Rev 23 (1972), (Digested: The Monthly Digest of Tax Articles," April 1973, Page 52)
Statement before the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, 1973 public hearings on the subject of general tax reform, Report 93rd Congress, General Tax Reform (Public Hearings) 1973, Part 10, Page 247
"Contracting Out: A Road Map," Air Force Law Review, 30 A.F.L. Rev 69 (1989)
"Limitation on Depot Manufacturing Authority," The Reporter, Volume 20, No. 3, AFRP51-1 (September 1993)