Robert E. Corsi Jr., Secretary (Air Force - Retired)
Robert E. Corsi Jr., a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He serves as principal assistant to the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel, and Services. He is responsible for comprehensive plans and policies covering all life cycles of military and civilian personnel management, including military and civilian end strength management, education and training, compensation and resource allocation, and the delivery of fully-qualified, ready Airmen for the Joint warfighter while also meeting all the needs of our Airmen and their families. He oversees the execution and programming of the Manpower, Personnel and Services portfolio with an annual $40.9 billion personnel budget for 660,000 military and civilian total force Airmen. As Chair of the Civilian Force Development Panel, he plans, directs and evaluates programs to ensure a qualified, productive and well-maintained work force of over 180,000 civilian employees.
Mr. Corsi was commissioned upon graduation from Manhattan College. During the next 28 years, he served in a wide variety of positions of increasing responsibility at wing, major command, and Air Force headquarters levels. At the staff level, Mr. Corsi has been responsible for training, research, development and logistics manpower. He also served as the military assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Military Manpower and Personnel. He was assigned as the Chief, Manpower Requirements Division, Headquarters Strategic Air Command. He then became the Chief, Manpower Programs Division, Headquarters, Air Force and served in several manpower and organization positions until his retirement. Mr. Corsi entered the Senior Executive Service in July 1998, following retirement from active duty in the rank of colonel. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Corsi served as the Deputy Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force and as the Deputy Director, Manpower and Organization. He assumed his current position in October 2011. Mr. Corsi is a registered professional engineer (PE).