Mr. 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 comprises more than 150 programs, 2,100 military, civil service and contractor support personnel located at four bases throughout the United States with total funding of $800 million. The organization acquires, operates and sustains operational support information technology systems for the Air Force and the Department of Defense.
Prior to arriving at BES, Mr. Aldridge was the Executive Director of the Air Force Network Integration Center, Scott Air Force Base, 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.