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AFLCMC Personnel Director to take position at USDA

Eric Dilworth, Director of Personnel for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, to take position with United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Division as Director of Human Resources.

Eric Dilworth, Director of Personnel for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, to take position with United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Division as Director of Human Resources.

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – After serving five years as the Director of Personnel for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eric Dilworth has been selected for the Senior Executive Service and is heading to Washington, D.C. this month to take a new position with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development Division as Director of Human Resources.

During his tenure at AFLCMC, Dilworth helped the center successfully transition to a different civilian appraisal system, Acquisition Workforce Demonstration (AcqDemo).

In addition he led efforts to reduce hiring timelines and established a new hiring model for the Center.

Within the last year alone his team planned and coordinated eight large scale hiring events across the country where recruitment, interviews, employment offers, compensation negotiations, and finger printing of future employees occurred all in one day.  From these events 490 employees were hired for crucial positions.

“Eric has had such a tremendous, positive impact to the AFLCMC mission during his time here,” said Kathy Watern, AFLCMC Executive Director. “He was instrumental in the Center’s roll out of the AcqDemo program, providing guidance, clarifying new processes, etc., for approximately 5,000 AFLCMC employees. In addition, his team’s efforts to bring new civilian employees on board have been groundbreaking and are helping us fill critical talent management gaps. Eric has made a difference for our workforce and will be greatly missed. We wish him the best in his new position.”

Dilworth began his federal service in 1989 as a PALACE Acquire Personnel Management intern at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., and has served in personnel positions at various locations including Scott Air Force Base, Ramstein Air Base, Yokota Air Base, and Aviano Air Base.   

“Leading as the Director of Personnel for AFLCMC has been the highlight of my career,” said Dilworth. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to have served with such a great HR team and leaders across AFLCMC.”

In his new position, Dilworth will support the USDA’s Rural Development Division mission of improving the economy and quality of life in rural America.