Deputy Assistant Secretary (Acquisition Integration)
Department of the Air Force
William D. Bailey, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Washington, D.C. Mr. Bailey leads the 100 member acquisition staff organization charged with planning, managing and analyzing the Air Force's $200 billion (FYDP) research and development, and acquisition investment budget. He oversees the integration of full-life cycle acquisition equities into strategy, requirements, policy, processes, funding, program execution, information technology and workforce management. These activities enable the 25,000 member Air Force acquisition corps to deliver the vital capabilities necessary to accomplish the Air Force’s core missions.
Mr. Bailey graduated from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, in 1988 and was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force the same year. He began his career as an avionics engineer and later chief engineer in the Medium Launch Vehicles System Program Office at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. Following graduation from U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Mr. Bailey served in a variety of test assignments including flight commander, chief engineer, operations officer, squadron commander and finally Chief of the Test Division at Arnold Engineering Development Center. He also directed the development of new technologies for the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office as well as for the Air Force Research Laboratory. Mr. Bailey holds a senior non-rated Officer Aircrew badge.
Mr. Bailey retired from active duty in 2015 with more than 26 years of military experience as an acquisition professional. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2015, serving as the Senior Materiel Leader, Advanced Combat Systems, Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office and then as Deputy Director, Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, prior to his current position.