Major General Susan K. Mashiko is the Deputy Director, National Reconnaissance Office (DDNRO), Chantilly, Virginia. Her responsibilities include assisting the Director and Principal Deputy Director in managing the strategic and tactical operations of the NRO. Also, as the Commander, Air Force Space Command Element, she manages all Air Force personnel and resources assigned to the NRO and serves as the senior adviser to the DNRO on all military matters. Prior to her current assignment, she was the Director, Space Acquisition, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force in Washington, D.C.
General Mashiko entered the Air Force in 1980 as a graduate of the Air Force Academy. Her 30-year career has spanned a wide variety of space and acquisition assignments, including Chief of the Programs Division in the Office of Special Projects, Executive Officer to the Department of Defense Space Architect, and Director of the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle System Program. She has also served as the Program Executive Officer for Environmental Satellites; Commander, MILSATCOM Systems Wing; and Vice Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center.
Among the many awards and decorations received by Major General Mashiko during her Air Force career are the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal. She also is the recipient of the John J. Welch Award for Excellence in Acquisition Management, the Strategic Acquisition Reform Award for Contracting Excellence, the David W. Packard Award for Acquisition Excellence, and the Air Force Association’s Unit of the Year (Director) Award.
Major General Susan Mashiko holds a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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