436th Force Support Squadron
DEPUTY DIRECTOR

About

Prior to Ms. Blanton’s current assignment, she was the Branch Chief at AFSVC, San Antonio, TX. Her responsibilities were design and construction of DFAC renovations. She supervised a team of 12 and had direct oversight of seven contractors. Ms. Blanton also managed a budget of approximately $11M per portfolio and collaborated with the OSD on initiatives. She has held various positions (F&B Manager, Complex Manager, SARC detail, Flight Chief, etc) over her 20-year tenure throughout CONUS and OCONUS.

Education

  • 1983 Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina

  • 2002 Food Service Banquet Methods

  • 2008 Levels 1 & 2 Records Management CBT

  • 2009 Cat C CBT Club Management Training

  • 2010 Food Management Certification

  • 2011 Squadron Officers School

  • 2012 Victim Advocates Certification

  • 2013 SARC Certification

  • 2015 Food Trak Inventory Certification

  • 2015 Cornell University Hotel Customer Satisfaction Training

  • 2017 DoD Performance Management and Appraisal Program

  • 2017 Agile: Value Driven Development

  • 2017 Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) Training

  • 2017 Smart Leader 1-6

  • 2017 Basics of Leadership

  • 2019 Trust Building through Effective Communication

  • 2019 Force Support Flight Leadership Course

  • 2019 Force Support Squadron Leadership Workshop

  • 2020 Emerging Leadership Course

  • 2020 CPI (Continuous Process Improvement)

Career Chronology

  • October 2001- October 2006, Supervisor, 1 SOFSS/FSWC, Hurlburt Field, Florida

  • October 2006 - March 2009, Food and Beverage Manager, 1 SOFSS/FSWC Hurlburt Field, Florida

  • March 2009 – January 2011, Assistant Club Manager, 421 ABS/FSCC RAF Menwith Hill, UK

  • January 2011- October 2014, Club Complex Manager, 421 ABS/FSCC RAF Menwith Hill, UK

  • March 2013 – September 2013, Additional Duty, SARC, 501 CSW/SARC RAF Alconbury, UK

  • October 2014 – September 2016, Club Complex Manager, 82 AETC/FSS, Sheppard AFB, Texas

  • September 2016 – September 2018, Branch Chief, AFSVA/SVOF, JBSA, Texas

  • September 2018 – March 2019, Flight Chief, 39 FSS/FSV, Incirlik, Turkey

  • March 2019 – Deputy, 39 FSS/CD, Incirlik, Turkey

Major Awards and  Decorations 

  • Civilian of the Quarter 2001                      

  • Civilian of the Year 2001

  • Civilian of the Quarter 2004

  • Civilian of the Quarter 2006

  • Civilian of the Year 2006

  • Civilian of the Quarter 2012

  • Supervisor of the Quarter 2014

  • Supervisor of the Year 2015

  • Civilian of the Quarter 2020 (Squadron)

  • Civilian of the Quarter 2020 (Group)

  • Civilian of the Quarter 2020 (Wing)

  • AFA Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employee Award 2020 (USAFE-AFAFRICA)

MS. MARCIA “JENNIFER” BLANTON

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