Full Name
Col Walter Bustelo
Job Title
Senior Materiel Leader, Financial Systems Division, AFLCMC/HIG
U.S. Air Force
Speaker Bio
Colonel Walter A. Bustelo is the Senior Materiel Leader for the Financial Systems Division and Program Manager for the $2.4B Defense Enterprise Accounting Management System (DEAMS) in the Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Col Bustelo is responsible for delivering the Air Force’s upgraded financial management system to enable timely, accurate and reliable decision making by financial managers in support of worldwide Air Force operations.

Prior to his current duties, Col Bustelo was the F-16 Director of Foreign Military Sales where he led a 230 member team and was responsible for a $27B FMS portfolio producing, developing and sustaining more than 1,950 F-16 aircraft from 26 partner nations.

Colonel Bustelo was also the Materiel Leader for the Americas, South East Asia and Pacific Branch, Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. In this position, he provided security assistance for countries within NORTHCOM, SOUTHCOM and PACOM. Colonel Bustelo was responsible for developing, negotiating and executing international agreements through Foreign Military Sales to include acquisition and sustainment for nearly 950 cases for 30 countries valued at $35B.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) degree and received his commission in 1996 from the Unites States Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus. He also completed a Master of Science (Aerospace Engineering) degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology (1997).

Colonel Bustelo is a United States Air Force Test Pilot School Graduate and an acquisition program manager who has served in a variety of line and staff positions in Special Programs, manned spaceflight and satellite operations, academia / independent research and development, scientific and technical intelligence, and fighter and heavy aircraft flight test, including the F-22 and Special Operations Forces aircraft. He has 200+ hours in various aircraft including the AC-130, MC-130, F-4, F-15, F-16, T-38, T-6, C-17, C-12, C-5, KC-135, T-43, and MH-53.

Colonel Bustelo is married to Mariluz Bustelo and has a daughter Adriana and a son Walter.
Col Walter Bustelo