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Barbara M. Kuklinski

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Ms. Barbara M. Kuklinski is the Director of Contracting and the Senior Contracting Official, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. She is responsible for all aspects of operational contracting within the Reserve Command.

Ms. Kuklinski joined the Air Force Reserve Command on May 29, 2016, after serving as Chief of the Contracting Office with the U.S. Coast Guard, Surface Forces Logistics Center, in Baltimore, Maryland, for almost seven years supporting the maintenance of approximately 2,500 surface assets. During her tenure with the Coast Guard, Ms. Kuklinski made significant contributions to the successful restructuring of the contracting division. Prior to that tour, Ms. Kuklinski was the Network Contract Manager for VISN 5 with the Department of Veterans Affairs and was responsible for the contract management and oversight of four medical centers including the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center.


ASSIGNMENTS

1. Oct 1986-Sep 1993, GS-03/05, County Program Assistant, USDA, Rural Development, Clarendon,
Berkeley and Charleston Counties, SC
2. Sep 1993-Jan 1995, GS-06, Program Review Assistant, USDA, Rural Development, Columbia, SC
3. Jan 1995-July 1996, GS-07, Loan Specialist, USDA, Rural Development, Charleston and Colleton
Counties, SC
4. Aug 1996-Jul 1999, GS-07, Lead Program Assistant, U.S. Coast Guard, Maintenance Logistics
Command, Norfolk, VA
5. Jul 1999-Aug 2000, GS-09, Program Analyst, U.S. Coast Guard, Maintenance Logistics Command,
Norfolk, VA
6. Aug 2000-Oct 2004, GS-07/09/11, Contract Specialist, U.S. Coast Guard, Maintenance Logistics
Command, Norfolk, VA
7. Oct 2004-Mar 2005, GS-12, Contract Specialist, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
8. Mar 2005-Jun 2005, GS-12, Contract Specialist, U.S. Coast Guard, Maintenance Logistics Command,
Norfolk, VA
9. Jun 2005-Jun 2006, GS-12, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army, Army Contracting Agency, Aberdeen
Proving Ground, MD
10. Jun 2006-Dec 2007, GS-13, Chief of Technology Branch, U.S. Army, Army Contracting Agency,
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
11. Dec 2007-Jul 2009, GS-14, Network Contract Manager, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VISN 5,
Linthicum, MD
12. Jul 2009-May 2016, GS-15, Chief of Contracting Office, U.S. Coast Guard, Surface Forces Logistics
Center, Baltimore, MD
13. May 2016-Present, GS-15, Director of Contracting, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins
AFB, GA

EDUCATION
2005 Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Magna Cum Laude, Saint Leo University, St Leo, FL
2006 Contracting Certification, Level III
2013 Masters of Business Administration, Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Commander's Award for Civilian Service
Naval Engineering Excellence Award
Naval Engineering Team Award
Army Center of Excellence Team Award

(Current as of June 2016)