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Ronald L. Orr:

Military Branch:United States Airforce
Retired Jan. 3, 2005.  
Ronald L. Orr, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. In this role, he provides guidance, direction and executive oversight to the Assistant Secretary for overall supervision of installations, environment, safety and occupational health and logistics. The departments responsibilities include military construction, base closure and realignment.
Mr. Orr began his Air Force career as a logistics management specialist at San Antonio Air Logistics Center, Texas, in 1973. In 1975 he transferred to Air Force Logistics Command headquarters at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, where he served as a maintenance specialist. In 1980 he transferred to the Sacramento ALC at McClellan AFB, Calif., and, two years later, became Chief of Production for the Industrial Products and Electrical Components Division. He was promoted to Division Chief in 1982 and led 1,500 people performing depot maintenance and manufacturing functions. Later, serving as a plans and programs deputy director, he was responsible for corporate long-range planning and development of space systems support plans. In 1989, Mr. Orr was reassigned as Deputy Chief of the Space Systems Management Division where he provided program management and logistics support to Air Force Space Command systems and the Atmospheric Early Warning System. In 1990, he became Associate Director of the Space Command, Control and Communications Directorate.
Mr. Orr entered the Senior Executive Service in 1990 as Director of the Ogden Air Logistics Centers Technology and Industrial Support Directorate. He supported two fighter wings and the Air Logistics Center while directing more than 3,000 people tasked with providing supply, transportation, software engineering and depot maintenance support. Mr. Orr served as Associate Director of Maintenance, and as Director of Logistics Plans, Programs and Integration at Air Force headquarters. Prior to assuming his current position, he was Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics.
EDUCATION
1969 Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas
1971 Master's degree in economics, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas
1988 Program for Senior Executives, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
1991 Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va.
1995 National Security Program, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1997 National Security Studies, Syracuse University, N.Y.
CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1973 - 1975, logistics management specialist, San Antonio Air Logistics Center, Kelly AFB, Texas
2. 1975 - 1980, senior maintenance specialist, Headquarters Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. 1980 - 1981, Chief, Workload and Field Services Branch, Sacramento ALC, McClellan AFB, Calif.
4. 1981 - 1982, Chief, Production Branch, Sacramento ALC, McClellan AFB, Calif.
5. 1982 - 1986, Chief, Industrial Products and Electrical Components Division, Sacramento ALC, McClellan AFB, Calif.
6. 1986 - 1987, Chief, Resource Management Division, Sacramento ALC, McClellan AFB, Calif.
7. 1987 - July 1989, Deputy Director, Directorate of Plans and Programs, Sacramento ALC, McClellan AFB, Calif.
8. 1989 - 1990, Deputy Chief, Space Systems Management Division, Sacramento ALC, McClellan AFB, Calif.
9. 1990 - 1990, Associate Director, Space Command, Control and Communications Directorate, Sacramento ALC, McClellan AFB, Calif.
10. 1990 - 1993, Director, Technology and Industrial Support Directorate, Ogden ALC, Hill AFB, Utah
11. 1993 - 1996, Associate Director of Maintenance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
12. 1996 - 1997, Director of Logistics Plans, Programs and Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
13. 1997 - 2002, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
14. 2002 - present, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award (2)
Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Award
Meritorious civilian service awards
Society of Logistics Engineers' Field Award
Work Force Diversification Award, Utah Coalition of La Raza
Jaycees Outstanding Young Man of America
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Air Force Association
Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association
Logistics Officer Association

 

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