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Luke Schultz is the Director of Small Business, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  The organization is responsible for overseeing reviews of approximately $36 billion in center procurements and maximizing small business opportunities across AFLCMC.   The center supports acquisitions by the AFLCMC Program Executive Officers and Directorates, with six Small Business Offices across all operating locations.  Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Schultz served as the Chief of the Pricing Division, Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA), Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC).  He led a 12-person staff that provided pricing support to a worldwide organization of 750 personnel responsible for a total contract portfolio of $55 billion.  AFICA contracting authority and support extends across eight major commands and their 77 operational contracting squadrons across the globe. 
Prior to his assignment as Chief of the Pricing Division, Mr. Schultz served as Supervisory Contract Negotiator for the 771 Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, Civil Engineering Commodity Council, AFICA, WPAFB, Ohio.  In this position he led a 22-person staff providing contract support to the Civil Engineering Commodity Council responsible for a total contract portfolio of $1.5 billion.  Mr. Schultz has served in various positions throughout his career as a contract negotiator, contract specialist, contract price/cost analyst, contracting officer, supervisory contract negotiator, and an HQ AFICA staff division chief.  Mr. Schultz also obtained an unlimited contracting officer warrant.  Mr. Schultz has experience in every phase of the acquisition lifecycle and has worked in various programs that cover Systems, Services, A&AS, Operational, Commercial, Specialized, Test, Construction, R&D, and Strategic Sourcing. 



Using BetaSam to Teach Your Team to Fish – Part 1 – Market Research
DETAILS/FOCUS: “Contract Opportunities” portion of Beta.Sam and the advanced search capability of past contracts on
Do you know where your next customer is coming from?
Do you know who you will be competing with?

A major part of any company’s success is knowing who is buying what you are selling. In the vast government space sometimes that question can be intimidating, with vague results.
Join the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Procurement Counselor, Billy Grill, as he shows you how to use free and public tools to:
  • Identify who buys what you sell
  • Identify who else is selling what you are selling
  • Identify upcoming opportunities and industry events
Mr. Grill will also show you how to make all of this data actionable with step-by-step processes to “connect the dots” and create marketing and contact plans that you can actually execute based on your research.
Date: March 18, 2021
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm (EST)
Place: Virtual
Cost: Free


Armament Industry Roundtable - March 22-23, 2021 (in person and virtual)



2196 D Street
Building 39, Suite 109
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433