Howell promoted within United States Air Force

Thanks to a recent promotion, Kristin L. Howell, daughter of Scott and Nita Livingston, is now the director of the 409th Supply Chain Management Squadron, 638th Supply Chain Management Group, 448th Supply Chain Management Wing, Air Force Sustainment Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. She leads a team of 191 civilians in the wholesale sustainment of 10,000 national stock numbers. She is responsible for planning, directing, and executing supply chain management activities for structural, mechanical, and avionics systems for C-5, C-130 and F-15 aircraft peculiar assets and conventional armament systems. Additionally, she is overseas the Depot Supply Chain Manager (DSCM) functions, increasing parts supportability for depot maintenance.


Howell is a 2003 graduate of Georgia Southern University and a 2006 graduate of Georgia College & State University. She also completed Air Command and Staff College via correspondence in 2010 and Air War College in 2020. She began her Air Force civilian career in 2003 after being accepted into the Palace Acquire Program as a logistics manager in the F-15 System Program Office. Prior to her current position, Howell served as the 409 Supply Chain Management Squadron Technical Director.


Education

• 2003, Bachelor of Business Administration and Management, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro

• 2006, Master of Business Administration, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville

• 2010, Air Command and Staff College

• 2020, Air War College

Career Chronology

1. August 2003 - December 2006, Palace Acquire Logistics Management Specialist Trainee, F-15 Product Directorate, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB

2. August 2006 - November 2010, Logistics Management Specialist; GS-12 Automatic Test Systems Division, 566th Combat Support Sustainment Squadron (CBSS), 742nd Combat Sustainment Group, Robins Air Force Base

3. November 2010 - January 2018, Logistics Management Specialist Supervisor; NH-0346-03/GS-0346-13, 407 Supply Chain Management Squadron (SCMS), Supply Chain Management Group (SCMG), 448th Supply Chain Management Wing (SCMW), Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC, Robins AFB, Georgia Squadron, 638th Supply Chain Management Group, 448th Supply Chain Management Wing, Air Force Sustainment Center, Robins Air Force Base

4. January 2018 - December 2020 – Technical Director, 409 Supply Chain Management Squadron, 638th Supply Chain Management Group, 448th Supply Chain Management Wing, Air Force Sustainment Center, Robins Air Force Base

5. December 2020 - present. Director, 409 Supply Chain Management Group, 448th Supply Chain Management Wing, Air Force Sustainment Center, Robins Air Force Base


Awards and honors

• 638 SCMG CY19 Annual Team Award, Warner Robins Organic Repair Team, Dec 2019

• 638 SCMG CY19 2nd Qtr Team Award, F-16 Armament Surge Team, April - June 2019

• 638 SCMG Team Robins Civilian of the Year Nominee Category 6, January - December 2013

• 638 SCMG Civilian Category III Employee of the Quarter, December 2013, 4th Quarter

• Special Act or Service Award as Star Performer during the ORI Inspection, August 2007 - April 2008

• Palace Acquire Operational Training graduate, July - August 2005

• 542nd Armament Sustainment Group Civilian Employee of the Quarter, April - June 2005

• 330th Fighter Sustainment Group Team Award MRRB Team, January - March 2005

• Professional Supply Management Certification Program Level II, February 2016

• Life Cycle Logistics, Level III, August 2012

• Life Cycle Logistics, Level II, July 2008

• Program Management, Level I, September 2008

• Life Cycle Logistics, Level I, May 2007

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