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JOHN L SUTTON

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Mr. John L. Sutton is the Acting Executive Director of Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. 

Mr. Sutton assists the Center Commander in overseeing the largest and most advanced complex of flight simulation test facilities in the world. The Center's test complex, worth more than $7.8 billion, is comprised of 58 aerospace test facilities located at Arnold Air Force Base, as well as the geographically-separated Hypervelocity Tunnel 9 in Silver Spring, Maryland, and the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex at Moffett Field, Calif. These test facilities simulate flight from subsonic to hypersonic speeds and at altitudes from sea level to space. All NASA manned spacecraft and every high performance aircraft, missile, space launch system and most military satellites in use by the Department of Defense have been tested in the Center's facilities.

In Mr. Sutton's regular duty as director of Contracting, he provides the AEDC Commander and his staff with planning, policy development, management and supervision of all aspects of AEDC contracting. He oversees annual contract obligations of approximately $300 million, over three-fourths of the Center's budget.

EDUCATION

1981 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN
1985 Master's degree in Contract and Acquisition Management, Florida Institute of Technology, Redstone Arsenal, AL
1991 Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

ASSIGNMENTS

1. January 1979 - December 1981, Purchasing Agent, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
2. January 1982 - March 1988, Contract Specialist, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
3. April 1989 - April 1995, Senior Contract Specialist, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
4. May 1995 - October 2004, Supervisory Contract Specialist, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
5. November 2004 - Oct 2006, Supervisory Procurement Analyst, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
6. November 2006 - Present, Director, Contracting, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
7. April 2008 - Present, Acting Executive Director, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold AFB, Tenn.

AWARDS AND HONORS

Exemplary Civilian Service Award
APDP Level III Certified - Contracting





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