Eric L. Stephens, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Deputy Director, 311th Human Systems Wing, Air Force Materiel Command, Brooks City-Base, Texas. Mr. Stephens, with the commander, manages the Air Force human systems acquisition, aerospace medical education and training, and occupational and environmental health programs, as well as wing and base support functions. The wing has a work force of nearly 2,000 military and civilian employees and an annual budget of $150 million. He also is responsible to the commander for the Brooks City-Base Project, a congressionally directed demonstration to enhance the productivity of the base while stimulating local economic growth through partnerships with the community.
Mr. Stephens is a 1970 distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at Southern Illinois University. From 1971 to 1975, he served on active duty as the base industrial engineer at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., and Chief of Operations and Maintenance for the Military Airlift Command at Bolling AFB, D.C. During his more than 25 years in the Air Force Reserve, he served primarily as a civil engineer staff officer at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research in Washington, D.C., retiring in 2001 as a colonel.
Mr. Stephens' civil service career began in 1975 as Chief of Construction Management at Bolling AFB, where he attained the position of Deputy Base Civil Engineer in 1977. He spent two years with the Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Belvoir, Va., and returned to the Air Force as the Deputy Base Civil Engineer at Hanscom AFB, Mass. Mr. Stephens later moved to Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, as the Deputy Director of Acquisition Environmental Management. After attending Defense Systems Management College in 1991, Mr. Stephens was assigned to Brooks AFB, Texas, to become the base's first Director of Environmental Management. Prior to his current position, Mr. Stephens was the Director, Air Force Institute for Operational Health, 311th Human Systems Wing.
1970 Bachelor of Science degree in industrial technology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
1974 Squadron Officer School
1976 Master's degree in business management, Central Michigan University
1984 Air Command and Staff College
1987 Air War College
1992 Defense Systems Management College
1995 Federal Executive Institute
1. May 1975 - October 1977, Chief of Construction Management, Base Civil Engineering, Air Combat Command, Bolling AFB, D.C.
2. November 1977 - January 1981, Deputy Base Civil Engineer, Bolling AFB, D.C.
3. February 1981 - October 1982, OMB Program Manager, A-76 Contracting Out Program, Facility Engineer Support Agency, Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Belvoir, Va.
4. October 1982 - 1987, Deputy Base Civil Engineer, Electronic Systems Division, Air Force Systems Command, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
5. 1987 - 1992, Deputy Director for Acquisition Environmental Management, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. 1993 - 1996, Director of Environmental Management, 311th Human Systems Wing, Air Force Materiel Command, Brooks AFB, Texas
7. 1996 - 1998, Deputy Director, Occupational and Environmental Health Directorate, Brooks AFB, Texas
8. 1998 - 2001, Deputy Director, Air Force Institute for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health Risk Analysis, Brooks AFB, Texas
9. June 2001 - March 2002, interim Director, Air Force Institute for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health Risk Analysis, Brooks AFB, Texas
10. March 2002 - May 2003, Director, Air Force Institute for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health Risk Analysis, Brooks AFB, Texas
11. May 2003 - July 2004, Director, Air Force Institute for Operational Health, 311th Human Systems Wing, Brooks City-Base, Texas
12. July 2004 - present, Deputy Director, 311th Human Systems Wing, AFMC, Brooks City-Base, Texas
AWARDS AND HONORS
1963 Eagle Scout
1970 Distinguished graduate, ROTC
1989 Top Rung Cadre
1992 Air Force Commendation Medal
1995 Meritorious Service Medal
1999 Defense Leadership and Management Program Cadre
2001 Legion of Merit
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Boy Scouts of America
Air Force Association
Reserve Officers Association
Former director, Kittyhawk Post, Society of American Military Engineers
National Defense Industrial Association