Air Force

June 28, 2013

AFMC priorities, budget effects top executive director’s goals

afmc
Michael Gill begins his tenure as Air Force Materiel Command’s new executive director June 28 with the long-term objective of providing the right mix of support and leadership to benefit the command and the Air Force.

“I am truly honored to have this opportunity,” Gill said. “I look forward to the successes and challenges we will have taking the command – and the Air Force – to that next level of excellence this country expects and deserves.”

As the command’s executive director, Gill advises the AFMC commander in managing all aspects of the command’s mission to deliver war-winning capabilities, aircraft and weapon systems to America’s warfighters. He also advises the AFMC commander on labor union relations and development of the civilian work force.

The top goal, said Gill, is supporting AFMC Commander Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger and, by extension, the priorities of the command. Hand-in-hand with this focus area is tackling the effects felt by a constrained fiscal environment marked by sequestration and workforce furloughs.

“Helping to ensure we continue to provide vital support to our customers and warfighters will be at the forefront of all our efforts,” Gill said. “The other part of that challenge will be taking care of our people as we move forward. Sequestration and furloughs will create a great deal of stress on our workforce and it will be important for us to help them weather the storm by being good wingmen.”

Throughout his career and life, Gill said he has applied the Air Force’s core values as a guide to conducting all aspects of business.

“I have learned that if you keep these core values in mind — integrity, service, excellence — they become a true guide both in your professional and personal life,” he said.

Gill entered government service with the Air Force in 1982 under the Mid-level Management Development Program at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., where he served as a contracting officer and contracts manager supporting multiple aircraft and weapon systems.

His succeeding assignments have included varying positions throughout the Air Force. Gill served as the program manager for the Air Force Contracting and Manufacturing Civilian Career Program, Randolph AFB, Texas; as the director of the TRICARE Regional Office South, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, San Antonio, Texas; as the director of Contracting, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; and, as the executive director of the Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, Utah.

Prior to his current assignment, he was executive director of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson. Gill entered the Senior Executive Service in 2001.

This combination of professional experiences, Gill said, has prepared him for the challenges that await in his new assignment as executive director.

“I have had some great experiences in my career,” he said. “Each of them has provided me with lessons and growth opportunities – both personally and professionally.”

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Briefs August 22, 2014

Pediatric flu shots The Immunizations Clinic will be vaccinating the Edwards pediatric community between the ages of 6 and 35 months.†When the adult stock is received, the dates will be released to vaccinate the remaining Tricare beneficiaries. The Immunization Clinic is open 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and noon-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays. The...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

Civil Air Patrol recruiting new members

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Leaders of Civil Air Patrol Squadron 84 perform routine uniform checks during a weekly meeting on Edwards Air Force Base. Individuals interested in joining the Civil Air Patrol may attend a...
 
 

Changes to academic degree, developmental education expectations

Air Force officials announced actions designed to set clear expectations, restore Airmen’s time and refocus officer promotions on job performance. The Air Force has addressed long-standing perceptions that to be promoted, officers must complete an advanced academic degree, and those officers selected by a promotion board to attend developmental education in-residence, are expected to firs...
 

 
global-hawk2

Air Combat Command loans Global Hawk to GVCTF

Air Force photograph by Jennifer Romo The 412th Test Wing’s Global Vigilance Combined Test Force received a Global Hawk Block 40 Aug. 6, on loan from Air Combat Command. Tail number 2035, from Grand Forks AFB, N.D., is jo...
 
 
ecig

Danger: Electronic cigarettes can blow more than smoke

According to a 2014 Center for Disease Control report, cigarette smoking in our nation has reportedly been the cause of nearly 480,000 deaths, with more than 41,000 of these deaths caused by secondhand smoke. In an attempt to l...
 
 
ALS

ALS graduates 12 Airmen

Air Force graphic by Mark Wyatt The Edwards Education Center hosted the latest graduating class from Airman Leadership School Aug. 22. Class 14-F saw 12 Airmen take the next step towards more responsibility. Senior Airman Steph...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>