Management and Deputy Chief Management Officer
Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force

Mr. Richard W. Lombardi is the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, Management and Deputy Chief Management Officer, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.  Mr. Lombardi exercises the Under Secretary's Chief Management Officer responsibility for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of Air Force business operations. In that role, he advises Air Force senior leadership on establishing strategic performance goals and managing Air Force-wide cross-functional activities to meet those goals. He also serves as the Air Force’s Director of Business Transformation, overseeing implementation of continuous process improvement initiatives Air Force wide.
 
Mr. Lombardi was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. He entered the Air Force in 1980 after receiving his commission as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at the University of Lowell, Massachusetts. Mr. Lombardi has been assigned to acquisition management positions at the Air Armament Center, Electronic Systems Center and Headquarters Air Force Systems Command, as well as acquisition logistics positions at the San Antonio Air Logistics Center. He retired from the Air Force as a colonel in July 2004 and entered federal civil service. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2005. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Lombardi served as Special Assistant for the Invisible Combat Wounds Initiative, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.
 
EDUCATION
1980 Bachelor of Science, cum laude, accounting, University of Lowell, Mass.
1984 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1988 Master of Science, public administration, Western New England College, Springfield, Mass.
1991 Program Managers Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
1993 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2001 Master of Science, Strategic Studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Program for Executives in Logistics and Technology, University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill
2009 Senior Managers in Government, Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Mass.
 
MILITARY ASSIGNMENTS
1. October 1980 - May 1983, Program Management Analysis, Deputy for Surface Attack, Eglin AFB, Fla.
2. June 1983 - September 1984, Program Management Analysis, Directorate for Special Projects, Eglin AFB, Fla.
3. October 1984 - September 1985, Chief, Cost Estimating, Deputy for Intelligence, Command, Control and Communications Countermeasures and Support Systems, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
4. October 1985 - March 1987, Executive Officer, Deputy for Intelligence, C3CM and Support Systems, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
5. April 1987 - September 1988, Program Manager, UHF Satellite Terminal System, Deputy for Advanced Decision Systems, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
6. October 1988 - Sep 1989, Executive Officer to Chief Engineer, HQ Air Force Systems Command, Andrews AFB, Md.
7. October 1989 - May 1990, Command Systems Engineering Manager, Deputy Commander for Support/Engineering and Technical Management, HQ AFSC, Andrews AFB, Md.
8. June 1990 - April 1991, Executive Officer, DCS/Engineering and Technical Management, HQ AFSC, Andrews AFB, Md.
9. May 1991 - July 1992, Special Assistant for AFMC/ Engineering and Technical Management integration, HQ Air Force Materiel Command , Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. August 1992 - June 1993, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
11. July 1993 - November 1993, Program Manager, F-117 Engine, Directorate of Propulsion, Kelly AFB, Texas
12. December 1993 - August 1995, Chief, Logistics Management Section, Directorate of Propulsion, Kelly AFB, Texas
13. September 1995 - July 1998, Chief, Propulsion Base Realignment and Closure Implementation Office, Directorate of Propulsion, Kelly AFB, Texas
14. July 1998 - January 1999, Faculty Instructor and Research Adviser, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
15. January 1999 - June 1999, Deputy Chairman, War Theory and Campaign Studies Department, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
16. June 1999 - July 2000, Chairman, Joint Warfare Studies Department, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
17. July 2000 - June 2001, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
18. June 2001 - June 2002, Chief, Program Integration Division, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.
19. June 2002 - July 2004, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.

CIVILIAN CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1.  July 2004 - February 2007, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.
2. February 2007 - September 2008, Director, Budget Investment, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
3. October 2008 - July 2012, Executive Director, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
4. May 2012 – August 2012, Acting Program Executive Officer for C3I and Networks, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
5. September 2012 – April 2014, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition Integration, Washington, D.C.
6. May 2014 – February 2016, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition and Logistics), Washington, D.C.
7. February 2016 – March 2017, Special Assistant for the Invisible Combat Wounds Initiative, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.
8.  March 2017 – present, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, Management and Deputy Chief Management Officer, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.
 
AWARDS AND HONORS
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
 
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Air Force Association
 
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION
Program Management, Level III, Acquisition Professional Development Program
Financial Management, Level II, APDP