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WINNIFRED M. WALDEN

Winnifred (Wendy) Walden is assigned as the Acting Executive Director, Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. She is responsible for assisting the commander in providing operational planning and execution of Air Force Supply Chain Management and Depot Maintenance missions for a wide range of aircraft, engines, missiles and component items in support of Air Force Materiel Command missions. She assists in overseeing operations which span three air logistics complexes, three air base wings, two supply chain management wings and multiple remote locations that incorporate more than 43,000 military and civilian personnel. In addition, she helps ensure installation support to more than 75,000 personnel working in 140 associate units at the three AFSC bases.

Ms. Walden began her federal career in 1985 as an Inventory Management Specialist Trainee under the Professional & Administrative Careers (PAC) Training Program. She began her career at Kelly AFB, TX where she worked in the areas of inventory and logistics management. 

Ms. Walden’s wide range of experience was gained serving in the Air Force Supply Chain, Engine and Aircraft Program Offices and multiple Staff Offices across the Air Force Sustainment Center and Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. Prior to her current position, Ms. Walden served as Director of the Aerospace Sustainment Directorate at OC-ALC and Director of Staff for the Air Force Sustainment Center.

EDUCATION

1985  B.B.A, Management, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
2004  M.A, Human Resource Management, Webster University
2008  Acquisition Leadership Challenge Program II
2009  Air Command and Staff College, Seminar
2011  Federal Executive Board
2012  Acquisition Leadership Challenge Program III
2015  Strategic Leadership Level I
2015  Air War College, Seminar

CAREER CHRONOLOGY

  1. October 1985 – July 2000: F100 Inventory Manager and Program Manager, Kelly AFB, TX
  2. July 2000 – July 2001: Program Manager, Fighter Propulsion Division, Tinker AFB, OK
  3. July 2001 – May 2002: Chief, F100 Controls and Accessories Section, Tinker AFB, OK
  4. May 2002 – October 2004: Chief, F100 Module Requirements Section, Tinker AFB, OK
  5. October 2004 – April 2006: Director, TF39 Squadron, Tinker AFB, OK
  6. April 2006 – December 2007: Chief, F100 Logistics Management Flight, Tinker AFB, OK
  7. December 2007 – October 2008: Director, 536th Aircraft Sustainment Squadron, Tinker AFB, OK
  8. October 2008 – September 2010: Chief, Management and Operations Division, Tinker AFB, OK
  9. September 2010 – May 2014: Chief, B-52 Logistics Branch & PSM, Tinker AFB, OK
  10. May 2014 – July 2016: Technical Advisor, and Acting Director, 420th SCMS, Tinker AFB, OK
  11. July 2016 – May 2020: Director, Aerospace Sustainment Directorate, Tinker AFB, OK
  12. May 2020 – Present: Director of Staff, HQ Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker AFB, OK

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Fighters and Bombers LG ACAT II and III (Tier I), 2014
Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award (Team Member), 2003
Meritorious Civilian Service Award, 2021

CERTIFICATIONS
Acquisition Logistics, Level III
Professional Supply Management Certification Level 2

(Current as of June 2022)