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ALLEN E WICKMAN

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Allen E. "Al" Wickman is the Director, Command and Control, Ops Systems and Modeling and Simulation. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Mr Wickman's role is to ensure development of policy and guidance and provide oversight to ensure operational capability and readiness through operational advocacy and active engagement in requirements, acquisition, and programming activities for operational C2 mission systems, operational decision support systems, Live, Virtual, and Constructive-Operational Training, and Modeling & Simulation. He oversees three HQ USAF divisions as well as the Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation.

Mr. Wickman began his career of active duty service in 1978. During his military career he served as an instructor, evaluator, and operational test pilot accumulating over 2,600 hours in the F-111D/E/F, EF-111A, and F-15E aircraft with combat missions over Libya and Iraq. His career highlights include assignments as Chief, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff briefing team; Chief, F-15E Tactics and Test; and Commander, 429th Electronic Combat Squadron (EF-111A). Shortly after 9/11/2001, he commanded the 609th Air Operations Group as the Combined Force Air Component Commander's Chief of Plans and Operations for OPERATION ENDURING and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. As 98th Range Wing Commander, he was responsible for planning, programming, oversight and execution of operations on the Nevada Test and Training Range. He was Deputy Chief, C2 Ops, Employment and Force Development prior to assuming his current position.

EDUCATION
1978 Bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, Michigan Technological University
1984 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
1986 Master of Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
1987 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
1992 U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course, Ft. Leavenworth, KS
1994 Joint Staff Officer Course, Phase II, Norfolk, VA
1994 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL
1998 Master of National Resource Mgmt, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Ft. McNair, Washington DC

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. Feb 79 - Apr 80, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance AFB OK
2. May 80 - Mar 83, Instructor Pilot/Weapons and Tactics officer, F-111D, 27th Tactical Fighter Wing, Cannon AFB, NM
3. Mar 83 - Mar 87, Stan/Eval Flight Examiner/PAVE TACK Instructor Pilot, F-111F, 48th Tactical Fighter Wing, Lakenheath, United Kingdom
4. Mar 87 - Jun 89, F-111 Tactics and Test Project Officer, Stan/Eval Flight Examiner, 431st
Test and Evaluation Squadron, 57th Fighter Weapons Wing, McClellan AFB, CA
5. Jun 89 - Jul 91, Chief, F-15E Tactics and Test Operations Division, 57th Fighter Weapons
Wing, Nellis AFB, NV
6. Jul 91 - Jun 92, Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS
7. Jun 92 - Jun 93, Air Staff Action Officer, Combat Forces Division, HQ USAF, The Pentagon,
Washington DC
8. Jun 93 - Nov 94, Joint Staff Action Officer, Special Technical Operations Division, Joint
Staff/J3, Pentagon, Washington DC
9. Nov 94 - May 95, Chief, CJCS Briefing Team, Joint Staff/J3, Pentagon, Washington DC
10. Aug 95 - Feb 97, Operations Officer, 429th Electronic Combat Squadron, 27th Fighter Wing,
Cannon AFB, NM
11. Feb 97 - Jun 98, Commander, 429th Electronic Combat Squadron, 27th Fighter Wing,
Cannon AFB, NM
12. Jul 98 - Jul 99, Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University,
Ft. McNair, Washington DC
13. Jul 99 - Aug 00, Executive Officer to the Director of Operations, Allied Forces Central Europe,
Brunssum, The Netherlands
14. Aug 00 - Jul 01, Chief, Air Operations, Allied Forces North Europe, Brunssum, The
Netherlands
15. Jul 01 - Aug 03, Commander, 609th Air Operations Group, and Chief of Plans and
Operations, US Central Command Air Forces, Shaw AFB, SC
16. Aug 03 - Jul 05, Commander, 98th Range Wing, Nellis AFB, NV
17. Aug 05 - Sep 08, Chief, Ranges & Airspace, HAF A3O-AR, The Pentagon, Washington, DC
18. Oct 08 - Aug 09, Chief, Command and Control Resources & Training, HAF A3O-AYR, The
Pentagon, Washington, DC
19. Aug 09 - Jun 11, Deputy Chief, C2 Operations, Employment and Force Development, HAF
A3O-AY, The Pentagon, Washington, DC
20. Jul 11 - Present, Director, Command and Control, Ops Systems and Modeling and
Simulation, HAF A3O-C, The Pentagon, Washington, DC

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant 20 May 1978
First Lieutenant 20 May 1981
Captain 20 Nov 1982
Major 01 Dec 1988
Lieutenant Colonel 01 Mar 1994
Colonel 01 May 1999
Retired effective 01 Aug 2007

(Current as of Nov 2011)




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