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Mr. Willard B. Strozier is the Director of Small Business Programs for Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, Calif. He advises the SMC Commander (AF Program Executive Officer for Space), Program Office acquisition professionals, and external customers on policies and processes impacting the nation's small business community. He is responsible for establishing policy for the installation's small business and source development programs and managing and overseeing daily program operations. Mr. Strozier facilitates, counsels, and mentors various types of small businesses by providing advice concerning acquisition procedures; information regarding proposed acquisitions; and instructions on preparation of proposals in the interpretation of standard clauses, representations, and certifications.

Mr. Strozier maintains an outreach program (including participation in Government-industry conferences and regional interagency small business councils) designed to locate and develop information on the technical competence of small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, veteran owned businesses, women own businesses, HUBZone small businesses, historically black colleges and universities, and minority institutions.

Mr. Strozier entered the Air Force in February 1974. He held a variety of positions in both the Fire Protection and Contracting career fields. His active duty assignments include tours in Arkansas, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Ohio, California, Italy, and Louisiana. He was also deployed to Iraq during the initial Gulf War. Mr. Strozier retired from the Air Force in March 2000 at the rank of Senior Master Sergeant and entered Civil Service in June 2000. Mr. Strozier is a member of the DoD Western Regional Small Business Council for Education and Advocacy that encompasses California, Hawaii and Nevada.  Mr. Strozier has served in various leadership positions including Chairperson (2012-2015).

1995 USAF Senior NCO Academy, Maxwell AFB, AL
1993 Bachelor of Science Degree, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA
1999 Master of Business Administration Degree, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

1.  April 1974 - February 1976, - Fire Protection Specialist, Little Rock AFB, AR
2.  February1976 - April 1977, - Fire Protection Technician - RAF Sculthorpe, United Kingdom
3.  April 1977 - July 1983, - Fire Protection Technician, Chievres AB, Belgium
4.  July 1983 - February 1985, - Crew Chief, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
5.  March 1985 - August 1990, - Contracting Specialist, Chief, Services Branch, Superintendent, Edwards AFB, CA
6.  August 1990 - October 1991, - Contracting Superintendent, Comiso AB, Italy
7.  October 1991 - December 1992, - Contracting Superintendent, Contracting Chief, England AFB, LA
8.  December 1992 - March 2000, - Contracting Superintendent, SMC/PKO, Los Angeles AFB, CA
9.  June 2000 - May 2005, - Chief, Plans & Programs Branch, 61 CONS, Los Angeles AFB, CA
10.  May 2005 - January 2009, - Deputy Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Los Angeles AFB, CA
11.  January 2009 - Present, Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Los Angeles AFB, CA

Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters

DoD Western Regional Council for Small Business Advocacy & Education

Contracting Level III
Program Manager, Level I

(Current as of August 2015)