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Profile: Kathleen Ferguson, Air Force Acting Secretary of Installations, Environment and Logistics

kathleen FergusonKathleen Ferguson serves as acting secretary of the U.S. Air Force for installations, environment and logistics at the Pentagon.

Ferguson is responsible for policy, programs and budgets for installations, energy, environment, safety and occupational health and weapon system logistics support.

Appointed into her role in March 2013, she most recently served as the principal deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics.

A graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering, she started her career in 1981 as a design engineer for the 380th civil engineering squadron at the Plattsburgh Air Force Base in New York.

From 1997 to 1999, she was chief of programs and resources division of the civil engineer director of the Air Force’s operations in Europe at the Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Ferguson has served as the deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics and chief of the combat support division at the directorate of supply of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics of the Air Force.

Ferguson has received the 2005 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award and the 2010 Distinguished Executive Presidential Rank Award.

She also has a master’s degree in public administration from Auburn University and attended the program for senior managers in government from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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