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John H. Blair:

Military Branch:United States Airforce
John H. Blair, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director, 542nd Combat Sustainment Wing, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga. As Director, Mr. Blair is the principal logistics adviser to the center commander and manages a workforce of more than 3,000 personnel. His responsibilities include sustainment support for electronic warfare, avionics and ground communication, navigation, precision attack systems, airborne weapons and missiles, support equipment, automatic test systems, expeditionary airfield resources and life support systems. He ensures that the Air Force metrology program sustains precision measurement capabilities. He is responsible for financial oversight for the requirements and acquisition budgets of more than $9.3 billion, and providing policy, guidance and support for logistics management systems, management of worldwide inventory levels, technical order management and foreign military sales support.
A native of Atlanta, Ga., Mr. Blair holds bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration. He entered federal service in 1973 as a contract specialist at Warner Robins ALC and is a graduate of contracting's Copper Cap Development Program. From 1994 to 2003, Mr. Blair was assigned to Tinker AFB, Okla., where he led the transition of workload from the San Antonio and Sacramento air logistics centers to the Oklahoma City Airborne Accessories Directorate as a result of base realignment and closure. He then returned to the Warner Robins ALC where he served as Director, Logistics Management Directorate, prior to his current position.
EDUCATION
1972 Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, Valdosta State University, Ga.
1976 Master's degree in business administration, University of Georgia, Athens
1991 Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va.
1992 Program Management Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. January 1973 - January 1976, contract specialist, Directorate of Contracting and Manufacturing, Warner Robins Air Materiel Area, Robins AFB, Ga.
2. January 1976 - November 1978, contract negotiator, Directorate of Contracting and Manufacturing, Warner Robins ALC, Robins AFB, Ga.
3. November 1978 - March 1979, contracting officer, Directorate of Contracting and Manufacturing, Warner Robins ALC, Robins AFB, Ga.
4. March 1979 - August 1982, Division Chief, Management Division, Directorate of Contracting and Manufacturing, Warner Robins ALC, Robins AFB, Ga.
5. August 1982 - November 1987, Chief, Radar Section, later, Chief, Radar Branch, Commodities Division, Directorate of Contracting and Manufacturing, Warner Robins ALC, Robins AFB, Ga.
6. November 1987 - June 1989, Deputy Division Chief, Manufacturing Division, Directorate of Contracting and Manufacturing, Warner Robins ALC, Robins AFB, Ga.
7. June 1989 - September 1990, Deputy Division Chief, Commodities Division, Directorate of Contracting and Manufacturing, Warner Robins ALC, Robins AFB, Ga.
8. October 1990 - June 1994, Deputy Director, Space and Special Systems Management Directorate, Warner Robins ALC, Robins AFB, Ga.
9. June 1994 - July 1999, Director, Contracting Directorate, Oklahoma City ALC, Tinker AFB, Okla.
10. July 1999 - February 2003, Director, Airborne Accessories Directorate, Oklahoma City ALC, Tinker AFB, Okla.
11. February 2003 - September 2004, Director, Logistics Management Directorate, Warner Robins ALC, Robins AFB, Ga.
12. October 2004 - present, Director, 542nd Combat Sustainment Wing, Warner Robins ALC, Robins AFB, Ga.
AWARDS AND HONORS
1989 Fellow, National Contract Management Association
2003 Meritorious Civilian Service Award
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1988 Certified Professional Contract Manager, National Contract Management Association
1992 Program Management, Level III, Acquisition Professional Development Program
1993 Contracting, Level III, APDP
1994 Acquisition Logistics, Level III, APDP
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
National Contract Management Association

 

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