Deputy Director of Strategy for the Air Force Chief Data Office
U.S. Air Force
LtCol Ronnie J. Synakowski is currently assigned as Deputy Director of Strategy for the Air Force Chief Data Office for the Secretary of the Air Force. His office is responsible for providing policy and infrastructure in support of advanced analytics, big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. LtCol Synakowski was commissioned in 2004 through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. He started at the Air Force Research Laboratory assisting material growth research for new sensor materials. At the Electronic Systems Center he led the F-16 and F-22 mission planning projects on the ACAT ID acquisition program. While at the Air Force Technical Applications Center, he established the AFSO21 office and facilitated the Center’s Strategic Plan. He additionally led both the KC-135 and KC-10 sustainment programs to record programmed depot maintenance throughput and aircraft availability levels. LtCol Synakowski has served in a variety of roles in Acquisition, Congressional, Political Affairs, Process Improvement and supporting the Air Force’s Engine Room building the AF POM, as RDT&E Panel POC.
EDUCATION 2004 Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Syracuse University 2004 Aerospace Basic, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 2009 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 2011 Masters of Business Administration, Webster University 2013 Air Command and Staff College, Non-Resident
ASSIGNMENTS Jul 04 – Jun 06 Systems Integration Engineer, AFRL Sensors Directorate, Hanscom AFB, MA Jun 06 – Jun 08 F16/F22 Joint Mission Planning System PM, ESC, Hanscom AFB, MA Jun 08 – May 10 Engineering Process Development Manager, AFTAC, Patrick AFB, FL May 10 – Sep 11 AFSO21/Lessons Learned Branch Chief, AFTAC, Patrick AFB, FL Sep 11 – Nov 12 Air Staff AFTAC Liaison, AFTAC OL-EH, Pentagon, D.C. Nov 12 – Nov 13 ACS/ISR Analyst / SAF/AQX Congressional, Pentagon, D.C. Dec 13 – Aug 15 RDT&E Panel POC/Lead RDT&E Programmer, SAF/AQX Corporate, Pentagon, D.C. Sep 15 – Jul 16 Director of Ops KC-135 Logistics Branch, AFLCMC/WKD, Tinker AFB, OK Aug 16 – Jun 17 Chief KC-135 Logistics Branch, AFLCMC/WKD, Tinker AFB, OK Jul 17 – Jun 19 Chief KC-10 Branch, AFLCMC/WKD, Tinker AFB, OK Jul 19 – Present Deputy Director of Strategy, AF Chief Data Office, SAF/CO, Pentagon, D.C.
DEPLOYMENTS May 13 – Nov 13 Kandahar, Afghanistan – Defense Contract Management Agency
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS Meritorious Service Medal x2 Joint Commendation Medal Air Force Commendation Medal x2 Air Force Achievement Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION 2nd Lieutenant 8 Jun 04 1st Lieutenant 8 Jun 06 Captain 8 Jun 08 Major 1 Nov 14 Lieutenant Colonel 1 May 19