Deputy commander to represent AFMC for AF Association Award

Lawrence “Larry’” Knight Sr., deputy commander of Air Force Installation Contracting Center’s 771st Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, shakes hands with Maj. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander. Knight was recognized by Schaefer Feb. 3 with an AFMC coin and honorable citation.

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Lawrence “Larry’” Knight Sr., deputy commander of Air Force Installation Contracting Center’s 771st Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, shakes hands with Maj. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander. Knight was recognized by Schaefer Feb. 3 with an AFMC coin and honorable citation.

Lawrence “Larry” Knight Sr., deputy commander of Air Force Installation Contracting Center’s 771 Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, has been selected to represent Air Force Materiel Command for the 2020 Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employees of the Year, Civilian Senior Manager Category.

Knight was recognized by Maj. Gen. Carl Schaefer, AFMC deputy commander on Feb. 3 with an AFMC coin and honorable citation. Knight has served as the enterprise-wide program management liaison for a higher-headquarters restructuring initiative and developed a program manager allotment algorithm that baselined distribution of 29 positions across eight units as part of a four-year strategic master plan.

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He also led the creation of the first category management and strategic sourcing personnel development plan for three functional areas, launching a culture change aimed at slashing average acquisition times by 48 weeks.

Lawrence leads an organization that strategically sources approximately $5 billion in installation-level requirements, spanning 71 stateside bases, and directs the activities of project managers assigned to deliver both Air Force and major command sourcing solutions. He also assures project teams have the strategic sourcing tools, processes, templates, resources, and skills required to put cost saving commodity contract vehicles into place for operational commanders across the Department of Defense.

Knight has served in the Air Force program management career field for 40 years this February and will be the first AFICC member to represent AFMC for this award.

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