|COLONEL WALTER J. LINDSLEY|
Colonel Walter J. Lindsley serves as the Director of Staff, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He is responsible for integrating daily operations, management, resources, facilities and executive administrative activities in support of the Command Headquarters mission. His role includes harmonizing the cross-cutting activities of five Centers, 81,000 personnel and more than $55 billion annually in research, development, test and evaluation, and sustainment and acquisition.
Colonel Lindsley entered the Air Force in July 1982 and received his commission in November 1989 after completing Air Force Officer Training School, earning a distinguished graduate award and a regular commission. He has held various assignments in the aircraft and munitions maintenance and logistics fields at the squadron, group, wing, field operating unit, Air Logistics Center and Air Force headquarters levels, and has served as a deployed commander in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Korea operations.
Prior to this assignment, he was the 498th Nuclear Systems Wing Commander, Kirtland AFB, N.M., where he was responsible for all of the CONUS nuclear maintenance and sustainment activities.
1987 Honor graduate, 22nd Air Force Non-commissioned Officers Leadership School, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
1989 Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering Technology, Southern Illinois University, Ill.
1990 Honor graduate, Aircraft Maintenance and Munitions Officer Course, Chanute AFB, Ill.
1993 Master of Science degree in Aerospace Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Fla.
1994 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. - Webster Award
2002 Intermediate Service School, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Fellowship in-residence, Arlington, Va.
2007 National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2009 Development Program Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
2010 Executive Leadership Seminar, Darden School of Business, UVA, Va.
2011 Logistics Acquisition Level III certification, Defense Acquisition University, Ohio
1. May 1990 - January 1992, KC-10 Maintenance Branch officer-in-charge, 2nd Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
2. January 1992 - October 1992, Maintenance Management Officer, 2nd Logistics Support Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
3. October 1992 - July 1994, Propulsion Flight Commander, 20th Fighter Wing, RAF Upper Heyford, England
4. July 1994 - July 1996, Munitions Flight Commander, 48th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, England
5. July 1996 - July 1997, Squadron Maintenance Officer, 493rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, England
6. July 1997 - October 1998, Squadron Maintenance Supervisor, 31st Maintenance Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy
7. October 1998 - May 2000, Air Force Duty Officer, Air Force Chief of Staff Briefer, Executive Officer, Headquarters Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
8. May 2000 - August 2002, Executive Officer for Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
9. August 2002 - June 2003, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency fellow, Intermediate Service School Student, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
10. June 2003 - June 2004, Commander, 8th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea
11. June 2004 - July 2006, Commander, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
12. July 2006 - June 2007, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
13. June 2007 - November 2008, Commander, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Group, Hill AFB, Utah
14. November 2008 - June 2010, Vice Commander, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
15. June 2010 - March 2012, Commander, 498th Nuclear Systems Wing, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
16. March 2012 - Present, Director of Staff, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
SUMMARY OF WEAPON SYSTEMS EXPERIENCE
Systems: A-10, C-130, F-111, F-15C, F-16, F-22, KC-10, Conventional Munitions and Special Weapons
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with one silver and three bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor device and silver oak leaf cluster
1985 Maintenance Technician of the Year & Senior Airman Below-the-Zone, 314th Airlift Wing
1987 John L. Levitow Honor Graduate, 22nd Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Leadership School
1989 Distinguished Graduate, Officer Training School
1990 Honor Graduate, Aircraft & Munitions Maintenance Officer Course
1995 Company Grade Officer of the Year, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, 3rd Air Force and 48th Fighter Wing
1995 Logistics Professional Performer of the Year, 48th Fighter Wing
1997 Company Grade Officer of the Year, 31st Fighter Wing
1997 Lieutenant General Leo Marquez Award, 16th Air Force and 31st Fighter Wing
1999 10 Outstanding Young Americans Award, Headquarters Air Force
2004 Lance P. Sijan Award, 7th Air Force and 8th Fighter Wing
2006 Boss of the Year, 56th Fighter Wing
2007 Athlete of the Year, National War College
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Nov. 7, 1989
First Lieutenant Nov. 1, 1991
Captain Nov. 1, 1993
Major Feb. 1, 2001
Lieutenant Colonel April 1, 2004
Colonel Sept. 1, 2007
(Current as of July 2012)