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Mr. William Russell is the Logistics (LG) and Health Services (SG) Branch Chief, Test Support Division (TSD), Arnold Engineering and Development Complex (AEDC). He oversees an array of logistics support services across AEDC to include its nine Geographically Separated Units (GSU’s). The logistics support activities performed at Arnold AFB (AAFB) are achieved through two services support contractors via the administration of two services contracts valued at $2B; S-CAT I and S-CAT III level agreements. He further leads a Medical Aid Station that is responsible for myriad of patient health, occupational safety, as well as bioenvironmental services. To accomplish this workload TSD-LG/SG is organized into the following sections and functions: AEF Deployments, Fuels, Material Management, Munitions, Support Agreements/Base Support Plans, Transportation, Vehicle Fleet Mananagment, Traffic Management Office, and Medical Aid Station.

Prior to this assignment Mr. Russell was Air Force Material Command’s Change Control Process Manager wherein he served as the gatekeeper and manager of system modification plans for over 225 Air Force logistics information technology (LOG IT) systems and Functional Manager for four legacy LOG IT systems.

Mr. Russell began his Air Force career in 1983 as a Material Facilities Specilist. He served 26 years on active duty in a variety of supply chain management, logistics readiness and maintenance operations positions at multiple duty locations. He retired from active duty in 2009 as a Chief Master Sergeant upon entering civil service at Robins AFB, GA.


1983-1985 Material Facilities Specialist, 437th Military Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, SC
1985-1991 Supervisor, Materiel Storage/Distribution Branch, 437th Military Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, SC
1991-1992 Chief, Materiel Storage/Distribution Branch, 673rd Logistics Squadron, Shemya AB, AK
1992-1995 Chief, Materiel Storage/Distribution Branch, 56th Supply Squadron, MacDill AFB, FL
1996-1996 Chief of Supply, 332nd Supply Squadron, Al Jaber Air Base, Kuwait (Northern Watch)
1997-1998 Supply Liaison, Air Mobility Command, Logistics Support Squadron OL-A Kelly AFB, TX
1999-2001 Chief, Supply Supportability Section, AMC Logistics Support Squadron, Robins AFB, GA
2002-2005 Superintendent, Maintenance Operations, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, RobinsAFB, GA
2005-2006 Superintendent, 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of South Korea
2006-2009 Superintendent, 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Eglin AFB, FL
2009-2010 Logistics Management Specialist, 406th Supply Chain Management Squadron, Air Force Global Logistics Support Center (AFGLSC), Robins AFB, GA
2011-2012 Supply Systems Officer, 401st Supply Chain Management Squadron, Air Force Global Logistics Support Center (AFGLSC), WPAFB, OH
2013-2015 Supply Systems Officer, Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC), WPAFB, OH
2015-2016 Student, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Dayton Ohio and Worldwide Campus
2016-2019 Logistics Management Specialist, Systems Integration Division, WPAFB, OH
2019-Present Logistics Branch Chief, Test Support Division, AEDC, AAFB, TN


1997 Associates Degree, Logistics Management (Mgmt), Community College of the Air Force
2004 Bachelor of Science, Mgmt of Technical Operations, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
2012 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2016 Masters in Aeronautical Science, Aviation Aerospace Mgmt, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
2018 Life Cycle Executive Leadership Program, Institute for Defense & Business, Chapel Hill NC
2019 Global Supply Chain Executive Develop Program, University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN
2019 USAF Emerging Leaders Course, Air University
2020 Developing Team Leader Course, Air University


Exemplary Civilian Service Award
US of America Meritorious Service Medal; 5 Oak Leaf Clusters
US Air Force Commendation Medal; 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
US Air Achievement Medal; 4 Oak Leaf Clusters


2010 Program Management Level I Certification
2020 Life Cycle Logistics Level III APDP Certification
2020 Professional Supply Chain Management Level IV Certification
2020 Professional Life Cycle Logistics Level III Certification

(Current as of July 2021)