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New group selected for ATAC program

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Officials from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center headquartered here, recently announced the selection of nine mid-level military and civilian acquisition professionals from across AFLCMC, the Space and Missile Systems Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory, for the prestigious Advanced Tactical Acquisitions Corps program.

Designed to prepare the next generation of Air Force acquisition leaders, members of ATAC are charged with developing recommendations to challenges facing the Air Force.

The next group of participants will be the fifth team to go through the program, and will begin their 12 week assignment Aug. 27.

During the program, the team will have the opportunity to meet with senior members of the Department of Defense, Air Force, and industry, to get their insight and perspectives on a variety of topics including acquisition, leadership, and innovation.  

In addition, the team will work in a collaborative learning environment and will take classes at the Defense Acquisition University, Georgetown University’s Government Affairs Institute and the University of Tennessee.

“Competition for ATAC-5 was at a very high-level, and the selection process is always tough,” said Col. Terri Quick, vice commander of AFLCMC. “Being part of this team [ATAC] will definitely be a unique and rewarding experience for each of these individuals. Each ATAC project is critical to LCMC’s mission of supporting the warfighter with war-winning capabilities – today not years from now.”

The following individuals are members of ATAC Team 5:

Nicole Barnes, Fighters and Bombers Directorate 
Capt. Kevin Chao, Space and Missile Systems Center
Karem Woeber, Financial Management Directorate 
Capt. Aarik “Jay” Devenger, Battle Management Directorate 
Adam Vencill, Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate 
Capt. Kimberly Gonzalez, Agile Combat Support Directorate 
Lorena Diaz, Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Directorate Capt. Matthew Wichmann, Air Force Research Laboratory
Paul Risotti, Battle Management Directorate