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Chesapeake Room (upstairs)

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Colonel Jennifer Walkawicz
Garrison Commander
733d Mission Support Group

Colonel Jennifer (Jenn) Walkawicz, a native of The Plains, Virginia, graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in 1995 as a Distinguished Military Graduate receiving her commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Adjutant General (AG) Corps. She assumed command of the 733rd Mission Support Group at Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) on 29 June 2018, where she serves in the Garrison Commander role. She came to JBLE from the Pentagon, where she served as the Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Army from 2016-2018.

Colonel Walkawicz commanded the 1st Special Troops Battalion (STB), 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade at Fort Riley, KS from 2013-2015. During her command tenure, the STB deployed Soldiers to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Honduras, while simultaneously preparing a detachment for deployment to Liberia in support of the fight against Ebola. She served as the Deputy J-5 for the Joint Planning Support Element, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command in Norfolk, VA from 2011-2013. In that capacity she served as Lead Planner and Team Lead for three operational deployments – two to the U.S. Africa Command Theater of Operations (supporting activities in Libya and Mali) and one in support of U.S. Central Command.

Colonel Walkawicz' other notable field grade assignments included serving as the Executive Officer, for the Directorate of Military Personnel Management, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G‐1, Pentagon, from 2009- 2011; the Battalion Executive Officer for the 120th Adjutant General (Reception) Battalion, Fort Jackson, SC, from 2007-2008; and as the Executive Officer, Deputy Commanding General (Programs), Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan, from 2006-2007.

Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with seven oak leaf clusters, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters; Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters and Army Staff Badge. Her campaign and service medals include: National Defense Medal with Bronze Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, NATO Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral 3.

Jamie Adams

Mr. Jamie L. Adams
United States Air Force 
Deputy Director: Small Business Programs - Pentagon

Mr. Jamie L. Adams is the Deputy Director, Air Force Office of Small   Business   Programs, Headquarters   Air  Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for directing, managing, and measuring the execution of Small Business Programs throughout the Department of the Air Force. He provides advice to senior leaders on all matters related to small business and oversees 152 small business specialists at 96 installations worldwide. Mr. Adams serves as the Air Force’s principle advocate for small business through policy development, legislative proposals, industry outreach, strategic   messaging, and    small    business    initiatives.    In addition, he reviews acquisition strategies for small business policy compliance and adequacy of the programs’ small business goals. He promotes a strong partnership with our nation’s small businesses and is responsible for identifying new opportunities to increase the Air Force’s $8B in annual obligations to small businesses in order to broaden the industrial base, inspire innovation, and improve Air Force’s access to new technologies.

Mr. Adams, a native of South Carolina, entered Air Force active duty in 1973 and began his Air Force career in contracting. He held a variety of base and staff level contracting positions to include commanding two contracting squadrons and serving as the Chief of Staff, Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) where he directed six diverse staff functions supporting ten thousand DCMA personnel worldwide. He retired from the Air Force at the rank of Colonel after 30 years of honorable service. Upon retirement, Mr. Adams worked briefly for industry as a program analyst where he conducted multiple human capital strategic planning initiatives for the Air Force. He returned to federal government service in May 2009 as a Procurement Analyst with the 311th Human Systems Wing. In December 2013, he was selected to be Chief, Installations and Sourcing Division, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting), Assistant Secretary (Acquisition), where he managed all aspects of non-weapon system installation contracting support including a $10B annual operational contracting spend, strategic sourcing and category management initiatives, and the Air Force’s $1B Government-wide Purchase Card Program.   He assumed his current position as the Deputy Director, Air Force Office of Small Business Programs, in July 2016.


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