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JOHN R. SNEDEN

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John R. Sneden, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director, Propulsion Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. He is responsible for leading propulsion system life cycle requirements to include system development, acquisition, fielding, sustainment, and modernization to ensure warfighter readiness, affordability, safety, and effectiveness needs are met. The Propulsion Directorate consists of over 600 employees managing more than 22,000 engines installed on over 30 different weapon systems in support of the U.S. Air Force and 50 international partners.

Mr. Sneden, an Oklahoma native, entered government service with the Air Force in 2000 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. He served in a wide range of positions across the department, leading acquisition and sustainment efforts for eight weapon systems and more than 30 propulsion system variants. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Chief of the Enterprise Execution Division, where he led oversight activities for the U.S. Air Force's $222 billion acquisition portfolio. Mr. Sneden was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in July 2020.

EDUCATION
1994 Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of Oklahoma, Norman
2006 Air War College (Outstanding Graduate), Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by seminar
2010 Master of Arts, Acquisition and Procurement, with Honors, Webster University, St. Louis
2019 Master of Science, National Resource Strategy (Distinguished Graduate), Dwight D. Eisenhower
School for National Security and Resource Strategy, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. June 2000–January 2005, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Guidance/Reentry System Program Manager, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah
2. January 2005 –January 2006, F-16 Program Management Lead, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, Utah
3. January 2006–January 2007, F-16 Mechanical Systems Section Chief, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, Utah
4. January 2007–September 2008, Director, F-16 Sustainment Flight, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, Utah
5. September 2008–January 2011, T-37/T-38 Deputy System Program Manager and Deputy Chief, Mature and Proven Aircraft Branch, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, Utah
6. January 2011–June 2014, C/KC-135 Deputy System Program Manager, C/KC-135 Product Support Manager (PSM), and Deputy Chief, Legacy Tanker Division, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker AFB, Okla.
7. June 2014–July 2015, KC-10 System Program Manager (SPM), C/KC-135 Deputy System Program Manager, C/KC-135 and KC-10 PSM, and Deputy Chief, Legacy Tanker Division, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker AFB, Okla.
8. July 2015–February 2018, Propulsion SPM/Propulsion Sustainment Division Chief, Propulsion Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker AFB, Okla.
9. February 2018–July 2018, T-6 SPM (special assignment), Mobility/Training Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker AFB, Okla.
10. July 2018–June 2019, Student, Eisenhower School for National Security/Resource Strategy, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
11. July 2019–July 2020, Chief, Enterprise Execution Division, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
12. July 2020–present, Director, Propulsion Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker AFB, Okla.

AWARDS AND HONORS
2009 Air Force Productivity Excellence Award
2010 Exemplary Civilian Service Award
2014 SAF/AQ Outstanding Air Force Program Manager Award (ACAT II or Equivalent)
2015 Meritorious Civilian Service Award
2018 Meritorious Civilian Service Award
2020 Meritorious Civilian Service Award

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
Life Cycle Logistics Certified Level 3
Program Management Certified Level 3

(Current as of September 2020)