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Mr. Rowayne A. “Wayne” Schatz, Jr., SES

Mr. Rowayne A. “Wayne” Schatz, Jr., SES

Director for Studies & Analysis, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force

Rowayne A. “Wayne” Schatz, Jr., a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director for Studies & Analysis, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. He is responsible to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force for leading, carrying out, reviewing and ensuring the analytic integrity of studies and analyses. He develops Air Force-wide policy, guidance, and analyses that inform Air Force leadership decisions concerning current and future warfighting capabilities.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Schatz was the Associate Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va. In this capacity, he was responsible to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force for formulating policy supporting air, space, cyberspace, irregular warfare, counter-proliferation, homeland security and weather operations to achieve national security objectives. He also served as the Executive Director of the Department of Defense Policy Board on Federal Aviation.

Mr. Schatz retired from active duty on September 20, 2016, at the rank of major general, U.S. Air Force. He entered civil service in October 2016 and assumed his present position in May 2021. He received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1983 and commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels. Mr. Schatz has held staff positions at Air Mobility Command, U.S. Transportation Command, the Joint Staff, Air Force Headquarters, U.S. Special Operations Command and 5th Air Force. He deployed in support of operations Southern Watch, Joint Guard, Allied Force, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

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