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MS. SARAH BETH MORGAN

Ms. Morgan is Chief of Complex Support at Arnold Engineering and Development Complex, headquartered at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. The complex employs more than 3,000 people and comprises more than 68 aerospace test facilities spanning eight states.  AEDC capabilities are unmatched in span and scope supporting development of the Nation’s key strategic systems as defined in the National Defense Strategy. AEDC offers a suite of test capabilities to simulate speed, temperature, pressure and other parameters over a wide range to meet the needs of aerospace test and technology development of hypersonic systems, directed energy, space, propulsion and more. All NASA manned spacecraft and every high performance aircraft, missile, most space launch systems and many military satellites in use by the Department of Defense today have been developed and tested at the Complex.

Ms. Morgan is a 1988 graduate of the University of Georgia, Terry School of Business and began her federal career as a Palace Acquire Intern on the Pentagon Manpower staff in 1988. While on the Pentagon manpower staff, worked on projects such as establishing Air Force Material Command and Air Force Special Operations Command.  In 1993, Ms. Morgan was selected to manage the Air Force Foreign Comparative Test Program for the Air Force International Affairs Directorate.  After learning about acquisition, Ms. Morgan was selected by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration to train as a contracting officer and spearhead the acquisition workforce development policy in support of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act.

Ms. Morgan left the Pentagon in 1998 to become a member of the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Manpower and Organization staff.  While at AFSOC, Ms. Morgan developed the first AFSOC support contractor inventory capturing over 500 contractor full-time equivalents as required by the National Defense Authorization Act mandate to have a “publicly accessible support contractor repository”.  During Ms. Morgan’s 20 years of  service at AFSOC, she was responsible for the manpower program supporting the CV-22, MC-130H, Non-Standard Aviation Aircraft (NSAv) Fleet and bringing on the MC-130J aircraft to eventually replace the aging MC-130H.  Ms. Morgan was also instrumental in establishing two classic associations between AFSOC and the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) in the Foreign Internal Defense (FID) and NSAv missions to garner more support for the fight in these two demanding mission areas.

EDUCATION
1998 Bachelors of Business Administration, Terry School of Business, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. June 1988 – July 1991, HQ US Air Force Directorate of Manpower and Organization
2. August 1991 – September 1993, HQ USAF Directorate of Manpower and Organization (AF/A1MP)
3. October 1993 – November 1994, Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs (SAF/AQXI)
4. December 1994 – December 1997, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition Integration (SAF/AQX)
5. January 1998 – December 2014, Air Force Special Operations Command, Directorate of Manpower, Organization and Civilian Personnel (AFSOC/A1M)
6. January 2015 – December 2018, Lead Mobility and Air Reserve Component Manpower Programmer
7. January 2019 – October 2019, Deputy Director of Personnel, Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC/DP)
8. November 2019 – Present, Chief of Complex Support, Arnold Engineering Development Complex

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION AND MAJOR AWARDS  
AFSOC Civilian Leadership Development Program
Introduction to Joint Capabilities Integration Development Systems
Air Command and Staff College
Air Force Smart Operations 21
Human Resource Management
Regulatory Processes
Quantitative Applications Administration
Contracting Fundamentals
Basic Manpower Officer School
Exemplary Civilian Service Award
Air Force Manpower Senior Civilian of the Year
AFSOC Civilian of the Quarter (3 times)
Certificate of 30 Years of Service

(Current as of April 2021)