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MR. JAY ARAGON

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Mr. Jay Aragon is the Technical Director and Senior Civilian for the 688th Cyberspace Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. In this capacity, he assists the
Commander who leads over 3,300 Total Force Airmen across four groups with 26 units at 15 locations worldwide. Mr. Aragon provides smart technical guidance,
objectives, and concepts to better enable the 688th Dominators to engineer, build, operate, secure, defend, and extend classified and unclassified networks with
cyberspace weapon systems, engineering solutions, and expeditionary capabilities. He is also the senior advocate to the Commander for the Wing’s civilian workforce
responsible for ensuring fair and equal opportunities across the Wing.

Mr. Aragon entered federal civilian service in 1986 as an Air Force PALACE Acquire management intern. He has held leadership positions in various functional areas at base, group, wing, major command, joint, Air Force Secretariat, and combatant command levels. Mr. Aragon is a graduate of the Department of Defense and Air Force civilian leadership programs, and is a Certified Information Security Manager.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1986 - 1988, PALACE Acquire Intern, HQ Air Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas
2. 1988 - 1992, Computer Specialist, Standard Systems Group, Gunter AFB, Alabama
3. 1992 - 1994, Computer Requirements Analyst, HQ USAFE, Ramstein AB, Germany
4. 1994 - 1996, Major IT Oversight Officer, Assistant Secretary (Acquisition), Pentagon, Washington, DC
5. 1996 - 1997, Staffer, Office of the Air Force Chief Information Officer, Pentagon, Washington, DC
6. 1997 - 1998, Acquisition Training Manager, Assistant Secretary (Acquisition), Randolph AFB, Texas
7. 1998 - 1999, Student, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
8. 1999 - 2001, Chief, Acquisition Training Office, Assistant Secretary (Acquisition), Randolph AFB, Texas
9. 2001 - 2003, Senior IT Policy Analyst, Office of the Air Force CIO, Washington, D.C.
10. 2003 - 2004, Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces
11. 2004 - 2006, Chief, IT Career Field Management, Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas
12. 2006 - 2007, Deputy, Air Combat Command Communications Group, Langley AFB, Virginia
13. 2007 - 2008, Division Chief, Force Management, Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas
14. 2008 - 2010, Division Chief, Congressional Actions, AF Legislative Liaison, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
15. 2010 - 2011, Division Chief, Business Systems, HQ DISA, Fort Meade, Maryland
16. 2011 - 2015, Division Chief, Plans & Resources, HQ AF Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colorado
17. 2015 - 2016, Tech Advisor, Requirements/Analysis (J8), NORAD-NORTHCOM, Peterson AFB, CO
18. 2016 - 2020, Director, J6, United States Military Training Mission, Eskan Village, Saudi Arabia
19. 2020 - Present, Technical Director, 688th Cyberspace Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas

EDUCATION
1986 BBA (Information Systems & Finance), University of Texas at San Antonio
1991 MBA, Auburn University Montgomery (Alabama)
1999 MPA, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
2004 MS (National Resourcing Strategy), Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington DC

LEADERSHIP TRAINING
1990 Squadron Officer School (in-residence) 1993, Air Command & Staff College (seminar)
1993 Advanced Communications-Computer Systems Officer Training (ACOT)
1997 DOD Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP)
2004 ICAF/Senior Acquisition Course (National Defense University/Defense Acquisition University)
2006 Defense Leadership and Management Program (DLAMP)
2009 Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership
2010 Seminar XXI, International Relations, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
2010 Air Force Civilian Strategic Leader Program (CSLP)
2015 DOD Chief Information Officer Certificate, National Defense University
2020 Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), ISACA

ACTIVITIES AND HONORS
Meritorious Civilian Service Award, 2006, 2014, 2016, 2020
Adjudicator, Air Force Board of Corrections for Military Records, 2010-2011

(Current as of Sep 2021)