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Brig. Gen. Steven Whitney to Lead Space Programs in Air Force Acquisition Office

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Steven Whitney
Steven Whitney

Brig. Gen. Steven Whitney, executive director of operational support in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, has been assigned to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Air Force for Acquisition as director of space programs.

USAF Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein announced Whitney’s new assignment in a Department of Defense press release published Thursday.

Whitney concurrently served as acting deputy assistant for logistics at the DoD and a principal adviser to its  assistant secretary for sustainment. In this capacity, he managed an approximatelty $100B inventory as well as asset visibility, disposal, obsolescence inventory management and anti-counterfeit measures.

His previous assignments include service as program executive officer for space production and director of global positioning systems at the Space and Missile Systems Center; chief of the space C4 branch and space lead at the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and commander of the enterprise operations squadron at the National Reconnaissance Office’s mission operations directorate.

Whitney earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at University of Minnesota, where he also completed the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program.

He is a recipient of the Air Force Commendation Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, among other military decorations.