Full Name
Mr. Rich Aldridge, SES
Job Title
Program Executive Officer, Business and Enterprise Systems (BES), AFLCMC
U.S. Department of the Air Force
Speaker Bio
Richard T. Aldridge, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Program Executive Officer for Business and Enterprise Systems and Director of the Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate, Maxwell Air Force Base, Gunter Annex, Alabama. The BES portfolio is comprised of more than 150 programs, 2,300 military, civil service and contractor support personnel located at four bases throughout the United States with total funding of $1.025 billion. The organization acquires, operates and sustains operational support information technology systems for the Air Force and the Department of Defense.

Mr. Aldridge, a native of Millbrook, Alabama, was commissioned as a second lieutenant through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program in 1988. He served as a satellite engineer, systems engineer, program manager, and professional military educator in the active duty and Reserve components of the Air Force before entering civil service in 2006. He continues to serve as an Air Force Reserve colonel with the Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, Engineering Directorate, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Prior to arriving at BES, Mr. Aldridge was the Executive Director of the Air Force Network Integration Center, Scott AFB, Illinois. The center, as a direct reporting unit to Air Force Space Command, provided program offices with network design, software evaluation, performance analysis, and architecture development services. Prior to that assignment, Mr. Aldridge was a member of the 2012 Cohort of the Defense Senior Leadership Development Program, which included attendance at the U.S. Army War College and a career-broadening joint tour at U.S. Transportation Command.
Rich Aldridge, SES