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Matthew Benavides, 554th Electronic Systems Group
Matthew R. Benavides is the Deputy Director of Personnel Systems, at the Headquarters 554th Electronic Systems Group (554 ELSG), 554th Electronic Systems Wing, Electronic Systems Center, Randolph AFB, Texas. He leads a 300-person division executing an annual budget in excess of $200M to develop, field and sustain world-class U.S. Air Force human resource information technology systems.  The division supports Headquarters Air Force, Air Force Personnel Center and MAJCOMs for active duty, civilian, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command.   

Prior to assuming his current duties, Mr Benavides was the Director of Enterprise Services at the Headquarters 754th Electronic Systems Group (754 ELSG), 554th Electronic Systems Wing, Electronic Systems Center, Maxwell Air Force Base, Gunter Annex, Ala.  There he directed an organization comprised of more than 140 military, civil service and contractor personnel supporting acquisitions valued at over $900 million annually. Mr Benavides also served as the Deputy Director of the Air Force Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Pentagon, Washington DC.  He holds a Level III acquisition certification in contracting and is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM).
 
EDUCATION:
1983 Bachelor of Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Univ of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
1992 Master of Business Administration, St Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX
2002 Master of Science, National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Ft Lesley J. McNair, Washington DC

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. 1980-1986 Machinist’s Apprentice Training, San Antonio Air Logistics Ctr, Kelly AFB TX
2. 1986 - 1990, Contract Negotiator, San AntonioAir Logistics Center, Kelly AFB TX
3. 1990 - 1992,  Contracting Civilian Career Management Specialist, U.S. Air Force Personnel Ctr, Randolph AFB TX
4. 1992 – 1993, Procurement Analyst, Career Management Program Executive Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Acquisition and Management, Pentagon DC
5. 1993- 1994, Procurement Analyst – Asst Deputy Director Contracting, 11 WG/LGC, Bolling AFB DC
6. 1994 - 1996, Procurement Analyst - Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Acquisition and Management, Contracting Directorate
7. 1996 - 1999, Chief, Acquisition Training Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Acquisition and Management, Program Integration Directorate,  Detachment, Randolph AFB TX
8. 1999 - 2001, Special Assistant Associate Director of Acquisition Career Management,  Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Acquisition and Management, Program Integration Directorate,  Detachment, Randolph AFB TX
9. 2001 - 2002, Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Ft Lesley J. McNair, WashingtonDC
10. 2002 -2004 Deputy Director, Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Under Secretary  of the Air Force, Pentagon DC
11.  2004-2008  Director, Enterprise Services and Contracts, 754 Electronic Systems Group,Electronic Systems Center, Maxwell-Gunter AFB AL 
  
(Current as of Aug 2008)

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