Biography

Lt Col Jennifer M. Warren is an acquisitions officer who most recently served as a Materiel Leader at AFLCMC, Detachment 12 (Kessel Run), Boston, Massachusetts. Kessel Run is the Air Force’s premier agile software development organization for introducing commercial software development tools, methodologies, and culture into the Air Force. She led the modernization of the Air Operations Center enterprise and implementation of cutting-edge government acquisition practices for software.

Lt Col Warren received her commission in 2003 from the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Louisiana State University and began her acquisitions career at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. She held a variety of IT-focused program management positions in Air Force Materiel Command, served as a Program Element Monitor for Secure IT, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning at HAF/A2, and is a Level III Certified Program Manager. Additionally, Lt Col Warren is a French-speaking Foreign Area Officer with a regional focus in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her Foreign Area Officer assignments include Chief, Office of Security Cooperation at U.S. Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania, and Commander, Military Personnel Exchange Program – Americas, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

Lieutenant Colonel Warren holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Louisiana State University, a Master’s Degree in Multinational Commerce from Boston University, and a Master’s Degree in Security Studies/Sub-Saharan Africa from the Naval Postgraduate School. 

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Awards

  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Air and Space Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal
  • Air and Space Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • 2004 Hanscom Air Force Base Honor Guard Officer of the Year
  • 2005 Air Force Association Captain Jodi Callahan Memorial Scholarship Winner
  • 2005 Flight Commander, Hanscom Air Force Base Honor Guard Flight of the Year
  • 2007 Distinguished Graduate, Space 100 Training
  • 2008 Distinguished Graduate, Individual Writing Award, Chief of Staff Flight, & Gen Hinman Award Flight; Squadron Officer School
  • 2010 Special Access Programs Team of the Year (Numbered Air Force-Level)
  • 2011 Program Manager of the Year (Squadron-Level)
  • 2012 Company Grade Officer of the Year (Squadron-Level)
  • 2012 Team Lead, Team of the Year (Group-Level)
  • 2018 Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance and Cyber Effects Operations (HAF A2/6) Team of the Year (Air Force Headquarters-Level)
  • 2021 Software Innovation Team of the Year (Major Command-Level)
  • 2022 Acquisition Management Awards – Boss of the Year (Group-Level)

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