Colonel Dale B. Skinner serves as Director of Staff, Air Force Installation Contracting Center, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He leads a staff supporting 820 operational acquisition professionals with a total contract portfolio of $55 billion and $9.5 billion in annual obligations in mission and installation requirements. He oversees a team of 87 officers, enlisted and DoD civilian personnel that coordinate workflow, policies, procedures, resources, and directives for AFICC. His staff support extends worldwide, across nine major commands, 82 units and the United States Air Force Academy. Prior to this assignment, he was the Commander, Defense Contract Management Agency--Middle East. He was responsible for lifecycle contract management for the Department of Defense and oversaw Foreign Military Sales for weapon system programs and services across the Middle East and Africa.

Colonel Skinner received his commission from the AFROTC Program, University of Missouri in 1996. He has commanded a joint unit at the group level as well as installation contracting squadrons in Alaska and South Carolina. He has served in a variety of positions in the contracting career field at Squadron, Wing, MAJCOM and Air Staff Level. In addition he served as Chief, Execution branch for the SecAF/CSAF Executive Action Group, Pentagon, Washington D.C. and has deployed to Egypt, Iraq and Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia.

1996   Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Missouri-Columbia
2001   Squadron Officers School, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
2003   Master of Science—Human Resource Management, Webster University, St Louis, MO
2006   Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence)
2009   Command and Staff College (Resident--Naval War College, Newport, RI)
2009   Master of Arts--National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College, Newport, RI
2014   Air War College (Correspondence)

1996 – 1999 Contract Administrator/Negotiator, 3rd Contracting Squadron, Elmendorf AFB AK
1999 – 2000 Executive Officer, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Contracting Directorate, Hill AFB, UT
2000 – 2001 Section Commander, 75th Air Base Wing, 75th Civil Engineer Group, Hill AFB, UT
2001 – 2003 Systems Contracting Officer, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, UT
2003 – 2006 USAF Logistics Career Broadening Pgm, Oklahoma Air Logistics Center, Tinker AFB, OK
2006 – 2007 Director, Small Business Program, HQ PACAF Contracting Directorate, Hickam AFB, HI
2007 – 2008 Chief, Contracting Operations, HQ PACAF Contracting Directorate, Hickam AFB, HI
2008 – 2009 Student, Command and Staff College, Naval War College, Newport, RI
2009 – 2012 Commander, 354th Contracting Squadron, Eielson AFB, AK
2012 – 2015 Commander, 628th Contracting Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, SC
2015 – 2016 Chief, Global Reach Contracting Branch, SAF/AQC, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
2016 – 2017 SecAF/CSAF Executive Action Group, Pentagon, Washington D.C
2017 – 2019 Deputy Director, Contracting, AF Life Cycle Management, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
2019 – 2021 Commander, DCMA Middle East & Africa -- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2021 – Present Director of Staff, Air Force Installation Contracting Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal with device
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with device
Iraq Campaign Medal with 2 devices
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
NATO Medal

2003 Contracting Level III, Defense Acquisition University
2004 Program Management Level I, Defense Acquisition University
2004 Life Cycle Logistics Level I, Defense Acquisition University

Second Lieutenant: 29 May 1996
First Lieutenant: 29 May 1998
Captain: 29 May 2000
Major: 01 May 2006
Lieutenant Colonel: 01 Aug 2011
Colonel: 01 Oct 2017

(Current as of Aug 2021)