OCTOBER 24, 2016, JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Air Force officials have selected 21 senior civilians to participate in the 2017 Air Force Civilian Strategic Leader Program.
CSLP, the Air Force’s senior corporate career broadening program, is designed to develop multiskilled GS-14 and GS-15 leaders by placing them in experiential assignments outside their functional area for up to three years.
“The program provides an avenue to help our civilian workforce develop corporate experience,” said Deborah Billings, the Air Force Personnel Center CSLP program co-manager. “Selected candidates receive assignments in scope and responsibility that have impact across the Air Force or the Department of Defense.”
Managing the civilian workforce with transparency and investing in civilian development encourages these professionals to continue serving, enhances the Air Force and preserves the ability to fulfill its missions anytime, anywhere.
Candidates will be matched with installation level, headquarters Air Force or joint positions to enhance overall development and management of a specific segment of the civilian strategic workforce.
“Positions might include deputy director for installation support, program analyst, international security politico military planner or supervisory strategic planner,” Billings said.
CSLP has 62 worldwide positions with highly competitive selection criteria. Candidates were selected following an intense screening and assessment by an 11-member selection board, which evaluated them for high-quality leadership performance, progressive supervisory experience and advanced education.
“We had a record number of applications,” Billings said. “The CSLP board focused on selecting the most highly qualified Airmen previously screened by the development teams, in a fashion similar to the colonel command screen board.”
The program assists the Air Force with creating a workforce of talented professionals with the right education, training and experience.
Selected program candidates and their current assignments include:
- Anthony Baity, chief, Resource Integration Division, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia
- Albert Boulter, general engineer, Engineering Management Division, Pentagon
- Shantia Bryant, chief, senior leader management, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
- Jason Coker, director, 782nd Test Squadron, Eglin AFB, Florida
- John Fawcett, military policy analyst, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson AFB, Colorado
- Dwight Fullingim, electronic warfare analyst, headquarters Air Force, Pentagon
- Dennis Glover, director, 567th Electronics Maintenance Squadron, Robins AFB, Georgia
- Dennis Guadarrama, chief, Enterprise Procurement Division, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
- Johnny Hall, chief, AF/A1 Executive Services, headquarters Air Force, Pentagon
- Michael Hicks, supervisory program manager, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas
- John Hill, political advisor to commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
- Paul Keenan, director, 374th Force Support Squadron, Yokota AB, Japan
- Richard Lariviere, deputy division chief, analytical foundations, headquarters Air Force, Pentagon
- Paul Loughnane, technical lead, Systems Engineering Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
- Allison McQueen, director, 319th Force Support Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota
- Bruce Morrison, deputy director, installation support, Misawa AB, Japan
- Zakary Payne, Air Force Activity Management Plan integrator, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
- James Pettigrew, program manager, intelligence systems, MacDill AFB, Florida
- Jeffrey Saling, chief, Mission Analyses Division, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon
- Timothy Skinner, deputy chief, Logistics Readiness Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
- Neville Thompson, staff specialist, kinetic weapons, Alexandria, Virginia
For more information about Air Force personnel programs go to the myPers website. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following the instructions on the Air Force Retirees Services website.