Valerie L. Muck

Ms. Valerie L. Muck, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Air Force Small Business Programs, located in the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. She is responsible for policy, advocacy, execution and advice pertaining to Small Business Programs and personnel throughout the Department.

Ms. Muck began her government career in 1983 as an enlisted member of the U.S. Air Force. She began her civilian career with the Air Force Audit Agency in 1989 as a co-operative education student and has held audit positions at various locations and levels of responsibility throughout the Air Force Audit Agency - including Assistant Auditor General, Acquisition, Logistics and Financial Audits Directorate; Chief, Policy, Oversight, and Systems Division, Operations Directorate; associate director; program manager; audit manager; team chief; and auditor. Her most recent assignment was Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C. She oversaw the integration of full-life cycle acquisition equities into strategy, requirements, policy, processes, funding, program execution, information technology, and workforce management.

In June 2010, Ms. Muck completed a Master of Science Degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Prior to attending graduate school, she served three years in various career broadening positions within the acquisition and contracting functional areas. Ms. Muck is a graduate of the Defense Leadership and Management Program and the Air Force Civilian Senior Leader Program. Ms. Muck was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in July 2012.

EDUCATION

  • 1987 Associate of Applied Sciences, Community College of the Air Force
  • 1989 Bachelor of Business Administration, Saginaw Valley State University
  • 2000 Master of Business Administration, University of LaVerne
  • 2004 Air War College (Non-Resident Studies), Maxwell AFB Ala.
  • 2005 Defense Leadership and Management Program (DLAMP)
  • 2010 Senior Acquisition Course, Defense Acquisition University
  • 2010 Master of Science in National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY

  1. August 1983 - August 1987, Pharmacy Technician, Castle AFB, Calif.
  2. January 1989 - October 1991, Auditor, Wurtsmith AFB, Mich.
  3. October 1991 - June 1994, Auditor, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
  4. June 1994 - August 1997, Audit Manager, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
  5. August 1997 - December 1999, Audit Team Chief, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
  6. December 1999 - December 2001, Audit Manager, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
  7. December 2001 - April 2004, Program Manager, GS-511-14, Air Force Audit Agency, Acquisition and Logistics Audits Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
  8. April 2004 - July 2006, Associate Director, GS-511-15, Air Force Audit Agency, Information Systems Security and Communications Audits, Financial and Systems Audits Directorate, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.
  9. July 2006 - August 2007, Chief, Business Management and Integration, YA-0301-03 (GS-15 equivalent), Acquisition Division, Air Force District of Washington, Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C.
  10. August 2007 - June 2008, Special Assistant, YA-0301-03 (GS-15 equivalent), Airborne Reconnaissance Division, Information Dominance Directorate, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition), Arlington, Va.
  11. June 2008 - July 2009, Chief, Congressional, Budget and Program Integration Division, YA 0301-03 (GS-15 equivalent), Information Dominance Directorate, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition), Arlington, Va.
  12. August 2009 - June 2010, Graduate Student, YC-0511-03 (GS-15 equivalent), Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
  13. June 2010 - June 2011, Chief, Policy, Oversight and Systems Division, GS-0511-15, Air Force Audit Agency, Arlington, Va.
  14. June 2011 - July 2012, Political-Military Planner, GS-0343-15, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C
  15. July 2012 – November 2015, Assistant Auditor General, Acquisition, Logistics, and Financial Audits Directorate, Air Force Audit Agency, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
  16. November 2015 – May 2017, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
  17. May 2017 - Present, Director, Air Force Small Business Programs, The Pentagon, Washington DC

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • 2000 FY 1999 Centrally Directed Audit Project Team of the Year Award
  • 2000 FY 2000 Centrally Directed Audit Project Team of the Year Award
  • 2001 FY 2001 Management Advisory Service Project Team of the Year Award
  • 2003 American Society of Military Comptrollers, Team Achievement Meritorious Performance Award
  • 2005 FY 2005 Auditor General Special Recognition Award
  • 2006 FY 2006 Centrally Directed Audit Project Team of the Year Award
  • 2006 Award for Meritorious Civilian Service
  • 2007 Award for Meritorious Civilian Service
  • 2009 Exemplary Civilian Service Award
  • 2010 Commandant's Award for Excellence in Research Writing in the Field of Acquisition
  • 2012 FY 2011 Jackie R. Crawford Teamwork Award, Air Force Audit Agency 2012 The Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award
  • 2015 Award for Meritorious Civilian Service

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Defense Financial Manager, October 2001
  • Certified Internal Auditor, January 2006
  • Certified Acquisition Professional, Program Management, Level II, May 2011
  • DoD Financial Management Certification, 2015

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

  • Air Force Association
  • Institute of Internal Auditors
  • American Society of Military Comptrollers