John Powers

Air Force 81T0 O-4, Active Duty

Montgomery, AL

Years of Service: 12 years, May 2008 - Present

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Executive Assistant to the President/Chief of Staff, U. S. Air Force,
January 2019 - Present

Leadership Learning and Development Instructor, U. S. Air Force,
March 2020 - Present

Division Assistant Vice President (AVP) / Deputy General Manager (DGM), U. S. Air Force,
October 2018 - January 2019


Masters, American Military University,
August 2015 - May 2017

Work Experience

Executive Assistant to the President/Chief of Staff January 2019 - Present

Air Force | 11M3 | O-4 | Randolph Air Force Base, TX, USA

  • Provided one-on-one executive support to the President, relieving the President of routine and time-consuming duties.
  • Worked closely and effectively with the President to keep him/her well informed of upcoming protocol activities, commitments, and responsibilities.
  • Arranged and executed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiled documents for travel-related meetings.
  • Acted as an ambassador of the organization when meeting visitors and clients, while exemplifying the President's professionalism and the company culture.
  • Supervised other personal staff members (secretaries, administrative staff, and special assistants).

Leadership Learning and Development Instructor March 2020 - Present

Air Force | 81T0 | O-4 | Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, AL, USA

  • Delivered employee leadership training in the areas of personal character: 1) adherence to personal and organizational values, 2) displaying empathy, and 3) possessing discipline.
  • Provided employee leadership training in the areas of professional presence: 1) professional bearing, 2) fitness, 3) confidence, and 4) resilience.
  • Delivered employee leadership training to enable leaders to build cohesive, disciplined teams and lead effectively in any organizational setting.
  • Developed, delivered, and evaluated education, and training programs; while providing oversight to education services, curriculum development, and instructor activities.

Division Assistant Vice President (AVP) / Deputy General Manager (DGM) October 2018 - January 2019

Air Force | 11M3 | O-4 | Randolph Air Force Base, TX, USA

  • Served as the right-hand person to the Vice President/General Manager and developed policies and strategies to ensure the completion of division goals.
  • Coordinated and monitored all division staff activities to optimize control of operations.
  • Administered the execution of division special projects through organization, planning and key decision-making.

Executive Assistant/Senior Advisor May 2017 - October 2018

Air Force | 11K3 | O-4 | San Antonio, TX, USA

  • Advised the C-Level leaders on capabilities, limitations, requirements, resource availability and employment, and all matters that deal with their areas of interest.
  • Monitored preparation and execution of all official activities involving the key leaders.
  • Provided supervision and guidance in the in analyzing and appraising the effectiveness of company operations, the administration of the laws and the development of policies.

Department Special Projects Officer August 2014 - May 2017

Air Force | 11M3 | O-3 | Travis AFB, Fairfield, CA, USA

  • Led special project teams by influencing subordinate supervisors and team members to accomplish special projects and achieve business objectives while responsible for a $$ budget.
  • Provided specialized advice and counsel to leaders during crisis situations.
  • Assisted in selecting the organization's key projects and was also instrumental in recommending which organization members should staff the project teams.

Top Skills

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Air Medal

April 2016


Masters, Sports Management

American Military University

August 2015 - May 2017

Bachelor , Political Science

University of Iowa , Iowa City, IA, USA

August 2004 - May 2008