Col Matthew Fritz

Col Matthew Fritz

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  • 2d Lt Sep 93
  • 1st Lt Sep 95
  • Capt Sep 97
  • Maj Feb 04
  • Lt Col Jan 09
  • Col Jan 15
Commissioning Source:  ROTC, May 1993

Bio 

Col Fritz is a KC-135 pilot, decorated combat veteran & successful senior-acquisition program manager/test leader. He has earned success in test/eval, assessment, tech development & flight ops. He is a certified acquisition professional & Emotional Intelligence Trainer. He has authored several published books & co-founded GeneralLeadership.com. Find him online at AdvancedVectors.com - Associate Curator/Lead Technologist -- The General Leadership Foundation & Choose2Matter.org - CEO: Advanced Vectors, LLC. - Technical Director: The Soulcial Solutions Foundation - Owner/Proprietor: ACM Web Consulting

Military Experiences

Aug 2017 - Present
HQ AMC
Chief, Requirements Division
- Responsible for 70-person team converting operational requirements into military weapon systems worth $150B. -Manages 183 programs including avionics, training, aeromedical evacuation, and ground support systems through the acquisition process. - Command advocate for C-17, C-5, C-130, KC-10, KC-135, KC-46, VC-25 and OSA/EA aircraft, weapons systems trainers, maintenance simulators, global air traffic management, and aircraft defensive systems. - Leads command acquisition professional development and training programs, and integrates operational requirements and combat mission needs with HQ USAF, Joint community, and Department of Defense.
Aug 2017
HQ AMC
Chief, Requirements Division
- Responsible for 70-person team converting operational requirements into military weapon systems worth $150B. -Manages 183 programs including avionics, training, aeromedical evacuation, and ground support systems through the acquisition process. - Command advocate for C-17, C-5, C-130, KC-10, KC-135, KC-46, VC-25 and OSA/EA aircraft, weapons systems trainers, maintenance simulators, global air traffic management, and aircraft defensive systems. - Leads command acquisition professional development and training programs, and integrates operational requirements and combat mission needs with HQ USAF, Joint community, and Department of Defense.
Jun 2015 - Jul 2017
92 ARW
Vice Wing Commander
Vice Wing Commander and second-in-command of an Air Refueling Wing comprised of 4 Groups, 16 Squadrons, 35 KC-135 aircraft and over 9,000 personnel. Directs and manages annual operating budget in excess of $177 Million and establishes policies and procedures for installation's $5.6 Billion in capital assets. Leads as the Inland Northwest's largest employer with a local economic impact of $423 Million, plus $143 Million in military construction priorities. Ensures the combat readiness of aircrew, aircraft, and combat support personnel to meet conventional and nuclear combat taskings. Directly led Equal Opportunity, Sexual Assault Prevention, Family Assistance, Drug Demand Reduction, Community Development and Information Protection/Security programs for combined military & civilian team.
Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
USD AT&L
Director, National Assessment Group
Provides assessments, evaluations, integrated research, analytic support and instrumentation capabilities to the Department of Defense. Highly successful organization is small, flat, agile and has all of the necessary capabilities, authorities, processes and tools to deliver quality, customer-focused service. ► Leads selectively-staffed, 105-person activity for the Office of the Secretary of Defense to rapidly assess capabilities for joint warfighters. ► Directs overall planning, execution and reporting on complex, worldwide assessments of sensitive national programs. ► Executes $7.4M budget with $13M in project activity, to deliver independent reports to key acquisition decision makers. ► Interfaces with senior Department of Defense/interagency officials; prioritizes $20M equipment/assets

Deployments

(3 years, 6 months)
Aug 2013 - Aug 2014
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Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
- Chief of Staff, NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan (NATC-A) and 438 AEW - Director, Commander's Action Group
Jan 2009 - Aug 2009
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Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Coalition Air Force Training Team (CAFTT) training advisor to IqAF/A7 Interim Director of Staff (Jul 2009), Director, Training Division (Jun 2009), Officer Training Advisor (Feb-May 2009): ► Advised Iraqi Air Force (IqAF) Brigadier General for Training; Successfully trained 265 cadets/commissioned 90 new IqAF officers.
Jun 2003 - Aug 2003
Diego Garcia
Special Operations Air Refueling - KC-135 Instructor Pilot
Dec 2002 - Feb 2003
Bahrain
Bahrain
Special Operations Air Refueling - KC-135 Instructor Pilot

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Individual & Special Skill Schools

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher
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