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Mr. Vincent Chapman is the Inspector General at Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee and serves as the Commander’s principal advisor on Air Force Complaints Resolution and Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (FWA) programs. The Inspector General is responsible for independently assessing wing effectiveness in managing resources, leading people, improving the unit, and execution of the mission.  As an integral, but autonomous member of the Commander’s senior staff, Mr. Chapman keeps the Commander and other senior leaders informed of the wing’s climate, morale issues, and other issues which could potentially impede the efficiency and mission effectiveness of AEDC.

Mr. Chapman retired from active duty service in 2006 after 21 years’ service to the USAF. He began his Department of Defense career for the Air Force in 2008 as the Senior Program Manager for AEDC’s Shops and Laboratories. In this role, he managed a $9.5M budget and was responsible for the overall technical/program management, operations, asset management for the Machine and Fabrication Shops (machine, boilermaker, ironworker, sheet metal, valve repair, electrical, crane/rigging), Non-Destructive Equipment, Chemistry Laboratory, and Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory necessary in support of AEDC’s unique aerospace flight simulation test facilities valued at over $11 Billion.


Masters of Business Administration, 2012, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN

Bachelor of Business Management, 1998, Mount Olive College, Mount Olive, NC

Associates in Electronic Systems Technology, 1996, Community College of the Air Force

Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, 2005, Maxwell AFB, AL (Residence)

Test and Evaluation, Level I Acquisition Professional Development Program

System Engineering Certificate, 2009, University of Alabama in Huntsville


Data Masked/ Lieutenant General Marquez Aircraft Maintenance Technician of the Year, 2001

AEDC Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, 2003

AEDC Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, 2004

AEDC Civilian of the Quarter, 1 April to 30 June, 2012

Arnold AFB General Gossick Team Excellence Award, 2012

AEDC Civilian of the Year Nominee, 2013