Wayland Patterson

Chief, Air Force Contract Augmentation Program (AFCAP)

Mr. Wayland H. Patterson is the Chief, Air Force Contract Augmentation Program (AFCAP) Branch at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.  He is responsible for the program management of the high profile, 5-year, $5 billion AFCAP contingency contract for the Air Force Civil Engineer and head of Air Force Services; supporting actions for the U.S. Contingency Operations as well as worldwide humanitarian relief efforts for the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and the U. S. Agency for International Development.  His responsibilities include interaction with Major Command Civil Engineers, Combatant Commands, Air Force Services Activity and various National Command Authority entities.  He authors, reviews and coordinating statements of work to frame urgent requirements for Department of Defense and the U.S. State Department.  He controls and obligates customer funds to execute time-critical tasks and ensures requirements are within contract scope and comply with AFCAP doctrine and concept of operations and establishes baselines for execution and evaluation of contractor performance.  On-call 24/7/365 to assist with urgent requirements fulfilling National Command Authority objectives.

Mr. Patterson started with the Air Force as a commissioned officer after graduating from Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia in 1980.  Assigned to Dover Air Force Base from July 1980 through April 1984, he served as a design engineer, environmental engineer and Chief of Readiness and Logistics.  He has looked after the future of the Air Force having taught R.O.T.C.; deployed with RED HORSE for completion of critical projects; fulfilled Program Element Monitor (PEM) duties in both Military Family Housing and Real Property Maintenance Activities at Air Staff.  While at 9th Air Force/USCENTAF, he was the first engineer deployed with General “Chuck” Horner, Commander, USCENTAF, to establish the foothold that flourished into Operation DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM.  As a base civil engineer at Fairchild Air Force Base, his unit garnered the Curtin Award for the best civil engineering unit in the Air Force.

EDUCATION:

1980  Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, Virginia Military Institute

1983  Master of Science Degree in Business Administration and Management, Central Michigan University

1983  Squadron Officers School, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama

1984  Academic Instructors’ School, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama

1992  Air Command & Staff College, via correspondence

2001  Air War College, via correspondence

ASSIGNMENTS:

  1. July 1980 – April 1984, Design Engineer, Squadron Section Commander, Chief, Readiness and Logistics and Environmental Engineer, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware
  2. May 1984 – June 1984, Student, Academic Instructors School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
  3. July 84 – July 87, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Milwaukee School of Engineering and Marquette University, Survey Engineer Instructor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  4. July 1987 – December 1988, Deputy Chief of Operations, 554th RED HORSE Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea
  5. January 1989 – October 1992, Chief, Exercise Branch, Directorate, Engineering and Services, United States Central Command Air Forces, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina
  6. November 1992 – June 1995, Program Manager, Real Property Maintenance Activities (RPMA), Directorate of Operations and Maintenance, Office of The Civil Engineer, Headquarters United States Air Force, Pentagon
  7. Jun 95 – Jun 96 – Chief, Military Family Housing Operations and Maintenance Program, Directorate of Housing, Office of The Civil Engineer, Headquarters United States Air Force, Pentagon
  8. July 1996 – September 1999, Commander, 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington
  9. October 1999 – June 2001, Chief, Readiness Division, Contingency Support Directorate, Headquarters Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida
  10. October 2001 – June 2003, Air Force Contract Augmentation Program (AFCAP) Program Manager, Applied Research Associates, Inc., Panama City, Florida
  11. July 2003 – September 2012, Branch Chief, Air Force Contract Augmentation Program (AFCAP) & AFCAP Program Manager, Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida
  12. October 2012 – Present, Branch Chief, Air Force Contract Augmentation Program (AFCAP) & AFCAP Program Manager, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida

SIGNIFICANT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2013 – Elected Chairman, Board of Directors, Northwest Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross (Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton and Washington Counties, Florida)

2010 – Elected Secretary of the Board of Directors, Central Florida Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross (Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington Counties, Florida)

2009 – Hq Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency, Tyndall Associate Unit, and Team Tyndall Category II Civilian of the Year

2008 – United States Air Force Maj Gen Gilbert Award, Exemplary Civil Engineer Staff Officer

2007 – Elected to Board of Directors, Central Florida Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross (Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington Counties, Florida)

2006 – United States Air Force Harry P. Rietman Award, Senior Civilian Manager of the Year

2006 – Hq Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency, Tyndall Associate Unit, and Team Tyndall Category II Civilian of the Year

2006 – Commander-in-Chief’s, Installation Excellence Award, AFCAP Team

2004 – Bay County Military Affair Committee’s DoD Civilian of the Year Award

2004 – HQ Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency, Associate Unit and Team Tyndall Category II Civilian of the Year

2003 – Commander-in-Chief’s, Installation Excellence Award, AFCAP Team

1999 – Award of Kosovo Campaign Medal

1999 – Air Force Outstanding Civil Engineer Unit Award (best out of 84 civil engineer units)

1991 – Bronze Star Recipient (heroic combat actions, Operation DESERT SHIELD/STORM)

1988 – Outstanding Civil Engineer of the Year, 7th Air Force and Pacific Air Command

(Current as of September 2021)