Ellen M. Pawlikowski
|Ellen M. Pawlikowski|
General Ellen M. Pawlikowski, USAF
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1978–present|
|Commands held||Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command
Military Deputy Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition
Ellen Marie Pawlikowski (born 1956) is a United States Air Force general who currently serves as the ninth commander of Air Force Materiel Command. She previously served as Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., responsible for research and development, test, production, and modernization of Air Force programs worth more than $32 billion annually.  Pawlikowski assumed her current assignment on June 8, 2015.
Pawlikowski entered the active duty in 1978 through the ROTC program at New Jersey Institute of Technology. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, and received a Doctorate of Philosophy in chemical engineering in December 1981, entering active duty at McClellan AFB, California, in April 1982. The general has served in a variety of technical management, leadership and staff positions, to include Director of the Airborne Laser Program and Director of the MILSATCOM Joint Program Office. She has served as Vice Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. Prior to her current assignment, she was the Deputy Director, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, VA. Also, as the Commander, Air Force Space Command Element, she managed all Air Force personnel and resources assigned to the NRO and served as the senior adviser to the NRO Director on all military matters. On February 18, 2015, the President of the United States nominated her for promotion to general and as Commander, Air Force Material Command. Pawlikoski's promotion and assignment to AFMC were confirmed by the United States Senate on March 27, 2015.
Major awards and decorations
Her major awards and decorations include:
|Defense Superior Service Medal|
|Legion of Merit|
|Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters|
|Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster|
|Air Force Achievement Medal|
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Dates of promotion
- Second Lieutenant – May 25, 1978
- First Lieutenant – May 25, 1981
- Captain – May 25, 1983
- Major – March 1, 1988
- Lieutenant Colonel – April 1, 1992
- Colonel – October 1, 1996
- Brigadier General – June 1, 2005
- Major General – July 22, 2008
- Lieutenant General – June 3, 2011
- General – June 8, 2015
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