Mr. Biddington serves as the Director of Staff, 81st Training Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi (MS). The 81st Training Wing provides technical training for officers, enlisted, and civilians of the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves, as well as other Department of Defense agencies. Keesler’s technical training includes numerous electronic, computer, weather, medical, personnel, comptroller and information management career fields creating the combat capability for air expeditionary and space forces.
As Keesler’s senior ranking civilian, Mr. Biddington advises staff on mission effectiveness, professional development, military readiness, training, utilization, health, morale, and the welfare of Keesler’s 12,000 military and civilians. Mr. Biddington works closely with the local community and civic leaders to enhance Keesler and the surrounding community relationships.
Mr. Biddington was born in Roseburg, OR and raised in the Salem, OR area. He spent eight years in the U.S. Air Force as a Security Forces Defender. Mr. Biddington has over 30 years of federal service and has held several key positions. His previous assignment was Director of Plans and Resources for the 1st Air and Space Communication Operations Squadron, Ramstein, Germany where he served in a Key Career Position as the Senior Civilian, managing all Intelligence Systems activities. In addition, Mr. Biddington managed a 5.2M annual budget and advised leadership on ISR focused policies, procedures, directives. Mr. Biddington also served on the Cyberspace and Information Technology Civilian Career Field Team from 2014 to 2018 where he served as a senior subject matter expert on Air Force working groups tasked to assess emerging technologies and transformation efforts while serving as a subject matter expert to over 16,000 career field members on civilian educational opportunities and professional military education.
2021 Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, by correspondence
2013 Masters of Military Operational Art and Science, ACSC, Maxwell Air Force Base, by correspondence
1998 Bachelor of Science, Wayland Baptist University, Plainview Texas
1. March 1991 – October 1994, Security Forces, Dover AFB, DE.
2. October 1994 – October 1999, Security Forces, Information Security, Hickam AFB, HI.
3. November 1999 – June 2012, Detachment Chief, 366CS OLA Portland, OR.
4. June 2012 – December 2014, Chief, Cyber Operations Flight, Mountain Home AFB, ID.
5. December 2014 – July 2018, Cyber and Info Technology Career Field Team, JBSA Randolph, TX.
6. July 2018 – July 2023, Director SCX, 1 ACOS, Ramstein AB, Germany.
7. July 2023 – Present, 81st Training Wing, Director of Staff, Keesler AFB, MS.
2020- Leader Development Course for Squadron Command, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Alabama.
2017- Cyberspace 300, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB.
2010- Cyberspace 200, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB.
MAJOR AWARDS AND HONORS
2023- Department of the Air Force, Meritorious Civilian Service Medal
2021- Department of the Air Force, Meritorious Civilian Service Medal
2021- HQ USAFE/AFAFRICA General John P. Jumper Award for Excellence in Warfighting Integration Civilian of the Year
2020- HQ USAFE/AFAFRICA Information Dominance-Outstanding Civilian of the Year
2019- 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, General John P. Jumper Award for Excellence in Warfighting Integration Civilian of the Year
2015- Department of the Air Force, Meritorious Civilian Service Medal