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Kathleen I. Ferguson:

Military Branch:United States Airforce
Ms. Kathleen I. Ferguson, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Air Force Civil Engineer, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. The directorate is responsible for organizing, training and equipping Air Force civil engineers for the development, construction, operation, maintenance and environmental quality of Air Force bases worldwide. The directorate is also responsible for services for military family housing, fire protection and aircraft crash and rescue, explosive ordnance disposal, engineer combat readiness and disaster preparedness. Additionally, the directorate overseas the Air Force Civil Engineering Support Agency at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., and the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence at Brooks AFB, Texas.
Ms. Ferguson began her career as a design civil engineer at Plattsburgh AFB, N.Y., in 1981. She transferred to Langley AFB, Va. in 1983, and held a variety of positions with the 1st Fighter Wing, and Headquarters Tactical Air Command and Headquarters Air Combat Command until 1993. In 1994 she moved to the Pentagon where she worked with environmental and civil engineering programs.
Ms. Ferguson became Chief of the Installation Support Panel with the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics when the Air Force corporate structure stood up in 1995. From 1997 to 1999 she served on the headquarters staff for the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Command at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. She returned to the Pentagon and the IL office as Chief of the Installation Support Panel with the Office of the Civil Engineer. Prior to assuming her current position, she worked for IL as Combat Support Division Chief for the Directorate of Supply. Ms. Ferguson is a registered professional engineer in Virginia.
EDUCATION
1980 Bachelor of science degree in civil engineering, University of New Hampshire
1989 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1989 Master's degree in public administration, Auburn University
2001 Program for Senior Managers in Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1981 - 1983, design engineer, 380th Civil Engineering Squadron, Plattsburgh AFB, N.Y.
2. 1983 - 1988, Chief, Engineering Branch; Chief, Contract and Environmental Planning Section; and Contract Programmer, 1st Civil Engineering Squadron, Langley AFB, Va.
3. 1988 - 1989, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
4. 1989 - 1994, Deputy Chief, Programs Division, Headquarters Air Combat Command Civil Engineering; Chief, Military Construction Programs Branch, Headquarters Tactical Air Command Civil Engineering; later, Project Manager for MILCON Design and Construction, Headquarters Tactical Air Command Civil Engineering, Langley AFB, Va.
5. 1994 - 1997, Chief, Civil Engineer Programs and Analysis Branch; Chief, Installation Support Panel; and Environmental Program Manager, Civil Engineer Legislative Affairs Analyst and resource allocation team member, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C
6. 1997 - 1999, Chief, Programs and Resources Division, Civil Engineer Directorate, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
7. 1999 - June 2000, Chief, Civil Engineer Programs and Analysis Branch and Chief, Installation Support Panel, Office of the Civil Engineer, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
8. June 2000 April 2002, Chief, Combat Support Division, Directorate of Supply, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
9. April 2002 present, Deputy Air Force Civil Engineer, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

 

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