Michael A. Aimone

Senior Advisor
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AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Real Property Asset Management
Energy Management
Energy Security Resilience
Cyber Security of Industrial Control Systems
Aerospace Supply Chain Management

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science, EE Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI 1970
Master of Science, EE University of Florida Gainesville, FL 1974
Industrial College of the Armed Forces Fort Lesley J. McNair Washington, D.C. 1984
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Professional Engineer and is registered in Virginia, California, Wisconsin, and Ohio
PROFESSIONAL HISTORY Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy, Executive Director, DoD Siting Clearinghouse, Chief Business Systems and Information (2012 to 2016)
Battelle Memorial Institute, Vice President for Strategy Development (2009-2012)
United States Air Force (1999-2009)

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy, Executive Director, DoD Siting Clearinghouse, Chief Business Systems and Information (2012-2016)
Battelle Memorial Institute, Vice President for Strategy Development (2009-2012)
United States Air Force (1999-2009)

PROFESSIONAL AFFLIATIONS
Professional Engineer and is registered in Virginia, California, Wisconsin, and Ohio

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Michael Aimone has nearly 46 years’ experience serving in various leadership positions in the Department of Defense, the United States Air Force, and private industry. While on active duty, he served in numerous field and staff engineering assignments and in the Air Force Reserve, he commanded the 819th RED HORSE Squadron at Malmstrom AFB, Montana.

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy; Executive Director, DoD Siting Clearinghouse; Chief, Business Systems and Information, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Energy, Installations, and Environment) C Controlled and directed three diverse staff organizations of 21 senior civilians and 30 contractors. Oversaw a direct budget of $50M annually, and indirectly influenced over $14B in annual defense expenditures.
Crafted the Department of Defense’s first-ever objection of a commercial renewable energy project on private land due to the fact that the project was an unacceptable risk to national security of the United States, under the statutory authority of the National Defense Authorization Act. Supervised the scientific analysis developed, and through extensive coordination with the congressional delegation, the developer of the planned $200 Million project concluded that he needed to withdraw his application for siting of the project. For the past three years, has continuously perfected the process used to review over 300 energy projects submitted by applicants per month for mission compatibility and ferreted-out the projects of potential adverse impact for further scrutiny and to identify acceptable mitigation solutions.

Coordinated the Department’s response to the use of energy required for training, moving and sustaining military forces and weapons platforms for military operations. Assessed the program in place and developed a new Operational Energy Strategy for the Department.

Developed the Department of Defense’s industrial control system cyber security strategy.

Vice President for Strategy and Development, Battele Memorial Institute
Responsible for developing bold strategy energy strategies to promote Battelle’s core competencies in emerging energy technology and national laboratory operations.

Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Installation and Mission Support
In a 24-month period cumulating in 2009, eliminated unacceptable supply chain practices in the Air Force’s logistics management of the Nation’s nuclear weapons enterprise. Received the Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank award, and the Secretary of the Air Force Superior Meritorious Service Award. Working directly with the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics, crafted the first-ever energy strategy for the Department of the Air Force, and spearheaded a comprehensive series of military aircraft airworthiness tests using biofuels. His team was recognized with the Presidential Award for Leadership in Federal Energy Management in 2007.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Basing and Infrastructure Analysis
Organized and prepared the Air Force for the 2005 round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). Hired and trained a 40-person team, crafted the organizational processes to respond to the various BRAC scenarios, envisioned and implemented a geospatial software application – Installation Visualization Tool — used by all the Military Departments and the Office of the Secretary of Defense to assist the BRAC process. Received the Secretary of the Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Award.

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Directed and coordinated the successful merger of over 25,000 supply and transportation military members into a single interdisciplinary logistics management career field. Ensured technical training programs reflected the goals of the merged career fields, and adjusted program timelines to reflect the realities and dynamics of the merger.
Executed the Air Force’s program to privatize military family housing within the United States. Vastly improved the housing stock for Air Force military families, and allowing the private sector to bring critical financing tools to ensure long-term quality management and sustainment. Crafted a real estate portfolio management concept and established quarterly benchmarking of individual projects to ensure systematic program management.
As a project electrical engineer led the Air Force’s efforts at rebuilding the electrical power plants at Thule, Greenland, the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, and the Alternate National Military Command Center. While the Deputy Director of Civil Engineering at Scott AFB, Illinois, led an interdisciplinary team of engineers and communications experts to ensure the successful construction of the Air Force’s first-ever “design-build” construction project – the $24M headquarters facility for the Air Force Communications Command.