Secretary of Board of Directors
Senior Executives Association (SEA)
Former Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services
Headquarters, U.S. Air Force
His professional career spans 46 years with the United States Air Force with 28 years on active duty and 18 years as a civilian in the Senior Executive Service. When he retired from federal service in Oct 2016, he was the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He was responsible for comprehensive plans and policies covering all life cycles of military and civilian personnel management. This included military and civilian end strength management, education and training, compensation and resource allocation as well as the delivery of fully-qualified, ready Airmen for the Joint warfighter while meeting all the needs of our Airmen and their families. He oversaw the execution and programming of the Manpower, Personnel and Services portfolio with an annual $40.9 billion personnel budget for 660,000 military and civilian Total Force airmen.
He was commissioned upon graduation from Manhattan College in 1970 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and attended West Virginia University receiving his Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering in 1975. During the next 28 years, he served in a wide variety of positions of increasing responsibility at wing, major command, and Air Force headquarters levels. He has held positions of design engineer and chief of engineering, military assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Military Manpower and Personnel, and chief of manpower requirements at Headquarters Strategic Air Command. Before his retirement as a colonel, he was the senior military career manpower officer in the Air Force overseeing the management and development of over 2,000 manpower professionals. He entered the Senior Executive Service in July 1998, following his retirement from active duty. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Deputy Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force where he was responsible for all budgeting, manpower and personnel management, and facilities for over 5,000 personnel in the National Capital Region. In addition, he was the Deputy Director, Manpower and Organization, at Headquarters Air Force, responsible for both sizing and budgeting for the Total Force and the determination of the force mix of active duty, civilians, and contractors.
He is a registered professional engineer (PE) and is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers. He is also a senior member of both the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has been a member of the Visiting Committee of Industrial & Systems Management at West Virginia University since 2014; and he was inducted in the Academy of Industrial Engineers in 2015 for his contributions to the profession. He was elected to the Board of the Senior Executive Association in 2014, and will serve three years guiding the Association to advise on all aspects of policy and development for the ~7,000 members of the Senior Executive Service, federal wide. He was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni at West Virginia University in 2016 for his contributions to the University, his profession, and his leadership in the community assisting the poor in Appalachia. He was also appointed to the Board of Governors of the Civil Air Patrol by the Secretary of the Air Force upon his retirement from federal service in 2016.
He has received two Meritorious Presidential Rank Awards recognizing his performance among the top 5% of all members of the Senior Executive Service; and he also received the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award in 2016 recognizing the top 1% of Senior Executives. He is also a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus where he has led a home building effort with his Council and parish for the last 16 years in the heart of Appalachia. He is responsible for the fund raising and the construction of 18 homes for some of the poorest families in our country who receive a complete home at no cost to the family. This home building effort has received both State and International Awards from the Knights of Columbus.
Upon his retirement, he established RoCor Consulting, LLC, to provide the full range of human capital advice to the public sector. He is married to Maria, his wife of 45 years. They have one child and one grandchild.