Ellen M. Pawlikowski

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Ellen M. Pawlikowski
Gen Ellen Pawlikowski 2015.JPG
General Ellen M. Pawlikowski, USAF
Born 1956
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Air Force
Years of service 1978–present
Rank US-O10 insignia.svg General
Commands held Air Force Materiel Command
Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command
Awards Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal (3)
Legion of Merit

Ellen Marie Pawlikowski (born 1956) is a United States Air Force general Gen. Pawlikowski serves as Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. 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. [1] Pawlikowski assumed her current assignment on June 8, 2015.

Biography[edit]

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.[1] On February 18, 2015, the President of the United States nominated her for promotion to general and as Commander, Air Force Materiel Command. Pawlikoski's promotion and assignment to AFMC were confirmed by the United States Senate on March 27, 2015.[2] On 8 June 2015, Pawlikowski assumed command of Air Force Materiel Command from General Janet C. Wolfenbarger.[3]

Major awards and decorations[edit]

Her major awards and decorations include:

Master space badge.JPG Command Space Operations Badge
Master Acquisition and Financial Management Badge.jpg Air Force Master Acquisition and Financial Management Badge
Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge.png Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge
Headquarters US Air Force Badge.png Headquarters Air Force Badge
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Superior Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Width-44 crimson ribbon with a pair of width-2 white stripes on the edges Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Width-44 crimson ribbon with two width-8 white stripes at distance 4 from the edges.
Meritorious Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Silver oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with one silver and three bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Recognition Ribbon
Bronze star
Width=44 scarlet ribbon with a central width-4 golden yellow stripe, flanked by pairs of width-1 scarlet, white, Old Glory blue, and white stripes
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Silver oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Longevity Service Award with one silver and three bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Training Ribbon

Dates of promotion[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Air Force Link: Biography of Lieutenant General Ellen M. Pawlikowski". 
  2. ^ http://www.afmc.af.mil/news/story_print.asp?id=123443464
  3. ^ "Watch the Wright-Patterson Command change live Monday". Dayton Daily News. 7 June 2015. Retrieved 15 August 2015.