PAMELA C SCHWENKE

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Pamela C. Schwenke, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C. She assists the Deputy Assistant Secretary in carrying out responsibilities for all aspects of contracting related to the acquisition of weapon systems, logistics support, materiel and services for the Air Force.

Ms. Schwenke, an Alabama native, entered government service with the Air Force in 1981 as a systems accountant at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. She transferred into the contracting career field in 1984, serving as a cost price analyst and warranted contracting officer supporting a variety of major weapon systems. Her experience also includes several tours in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C., where she supported Program Executive Officers in the development of key acquisition strategies and source selection documents for the Service Acquisition Executive. She also served as the Deputy Director of Contracts for the Joint Strike Fighter program, Director of Contracts for the Space Radar program and the Head of the Contracting Activity for the Executive Office of the President.

Prior to her current position, she served as the Deputy Director of Budget Programs at the Secretary of the Air Force Budget Office. In this position, she formulated, defended and executed the $127 billion annual Air Force budget.

EDUCATION
1979 Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, Auburn University, Ala.
1990 Master of Business Administration degree in finance, California State University, Long Beach
2004 Master of Science degree in national resource strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. February 1981 - September 1984, accountant, Headquarters Western Space and Missile Center, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
2. September 1984 - October 1986, contract price analyst, Air Force Plant Representative Office, Hughes Aircraft Co., El Segundo, Calif.
3. October 1986 - July 1987, administrative contracting officer, Air Force Plant Representative Office, Hughes Aircraft Co., El Segundo, Calif.
4. July 1987 - February 1992, contract price analyst, Headquarters Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
5. February 1992 - December 1993, contracting officer, Headquarters Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
6. December 1993 - October 1996, procurement analyst, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.
7. October 1996 - January 1997, contracting officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Office of Special Projects, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, Va.
8. January 1997 - November 2000, Deputy Director Contracting, Joint Strike Fighter, Washington, D.C.
9. November 2000 - December 2001, Deputy Associate Director for General Services, Office of Administration, Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C.
10. December 2001 - August 2003, Deputy, later, Chief, Contracting Operations, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.
11. August 2003 - June 2004, student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
12. June 2004 - August 2006, procurement analyst, Secretary of the Air Force, Acquisition Center of Excellence, Washington, D.C.
13. August 2006 - March 2008, Director of Contracts, Space Radar, Chantilly, Va.
14. March 2008 - January 2009, budget analyst, Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management and Budget), Washington, D.C.
15. January 2009 - present, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.

(Current as of April 2009)