THOMAS M. ZERBA

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Thomas M. Zerba is the Director of Staff, Air Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Ohio. As the Director of Staff, he oversees the daily staff operations for a center encompassing nearly 26,000 personnel across nine major and dozens of other operating locations executing approximately 2,800 programs. AFLCMC encompasses 9 Program Executive Officer (PEO) Directorates, 14 Functional and Execution Support Directorates, and two Air Base organizations, and is the single center responsible for total life cycle management of all non-space Air Force weapon systems from inception to retirement.

EDUCATION:
1987 Bachelor of Arts, Criminology, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine
1987 Army Ordnance Officer Basic Course, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland
1991 Army Ordnance Officer Advanced Course, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland
1992 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Course, Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal, various locations
1992 Advanced Access and Disablement, Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Indianhead, Maryland
1996 Hazardous Devices Course, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
1999 Juris Doctorate, University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
2002 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar
2013 Air War College, by seminar

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. October 1987 - April 1989, Platoon Leader, Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, VII Corps, Nuremburg, Germany
2. April 1989 - July 1990, Executive Officer, Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, VII Corps, Nuremburg, Germany
3. July 1990 - April 1991, Assistant Operations Officer (S3 Air), Regimental Logistics Operations Center, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, VII Corps, Nuremburg, Germany and Persian Gulf
4. April 1991 - June 1992, student, U.S. Army Ordnance Officer Advanced Course and Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal Course
5. July 1992 - March 1995, Commander, 71st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment, 542nd EOD Control Team, 52nd EOD Control Group, Forces Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. April 1995 - July 1996, Chief, Operations, EOD Department, Army Ordnance Missile and Munitions Center and School, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.
7. August 1996 - May 1999, student, University of Dayton School of Law (UDSL), Dayton, Ohio
8. November 1996 - August 2011, Lt Col, USAFR, final duty Deputy Operations Officer, 88th Operations Support Squadron, 88th Air Base Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. May 1997 to May 1999, Financial Analyst, Air Force Materiel Command Financial Management Directorate (part-time USAF Reservist while attending UDSL), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. May 1999 - September 2000, Portfolio Manager, Lease Terminations, Fifth Third Bancorp, Cincinnati, Ohio
11. September 2000 - December 2001, Special Events Officer, Air Force Materiel Command Protocol Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
12. December 2001 - March 2002, Executive Officer to the Air Force Materiel Command Executive Director, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
13. March 2002 - January 2004, Program Analyst, Air Force Materiel Command Chief Technology Office and Air Force Materiel Command Information Technology Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
14. January 2004 - June 2012, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
15. June 2012 - October 2014, Vice Director, 88th Air Base Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
16. October 2014 - Present, Director of Staff, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

MAJOR AWARDS AND HONORS:
Meritorious Service Medal, with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Civilian Service Award, with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal, with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal, with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Civilian Achievement Award, with one oak leaf cluster
Valorous Unit Award
Southwest Asia Service Medal, with two bronze stars
Global War on Terrorism Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Kuwait Liberation Medal Government of Kuwait
Senior Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge
Airborne Badge

(Current as of October 2014)