United States Air Force Officer (Ret.)
Anita Skipper is a retired United States Air Force (USAF) Officer with over 25 years of acquisition and leadership experience. She was a career contracting officer holding positions as an unlimited warranted Contracting Officer, procurement analyst, executive officer, instructor and training manager for the contracting career fi eld. She was deployed to numerous locations in support of Operations JOINT GUARDIAN, ALLIED FORCE, IRAQI FREEDOM, and ENDURING FREEDOM.
Anita enlisted in the Air Force in August 1986 as a Contract Specialist. She has extensive operational contracting leadership experience and is a USAF recognized deployed Contingency Contracting Officer. She received her Air Force commission through Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. She is a Certified Acquisition Professional (Level III Contracting and Level II Program Management).
Prior to her retirement, she served as the Executive Officer to the Air Force Materiel Command's Contracting Director and also served as a procurement analyst on the headquarters' staff. She was a Contracts Manager for the Global Hawk training and sustainment programs and the Construction Acquisition Flight Chief for the 88th Contracting Squadron at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. While assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, she was Contracting Team Lead for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) for the Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) and the Small Diameter Bomb (SDB); Deputy Program Manager for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile – Extended Range (JASSM-ER) program; Contracts Manager for the Sensor Fused Weapon (SFW) program and an Action Officer and Speech Writer for the Air Force Procurement Executive Officer (AFPEO) for Weapons and Commander of the Air Armament Center.
Leadership Development / Communication / Organizational Collaboration /
Organizational and Personal Accountability / Strategy Implementation and Change