Donald K. Thorndyke Ii, Masters of Business Administration

Instructor of Contracting

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Subject-matter expert authority for Contracting on the resident faculty of AFIT/LSB, performing a wide variety of duties and responsibilities encompassing leadership and coordination of a group of faculty carrying out instruction, curriculum development, administration, research, and consultation as required.  Serves as a Course Instructor for Air Force’s badge awarding course for Contracting Professionals.  Responsible for delivering curriculum for all new military accessions and select civilians over a 5-week, in-resident course.  Additionally, Course Instructor for SYS 166, Interest Based Negotiations course, AFIT/LS as well as the lead for the Supervisors Workshop development.



 2014 Master of Business Administration, Wayland Baptist University, TX



December 2011 - December 2012, Superintendent/Contracting Officer, 97th Contracting Squadron, Altus Air Force Base, Altus, OK

July 2013 - December 2014, Contracting Officer, United States Department of Transportation - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, East Liberty, OH


Courses Taught

MRC 102 Mission Ready Contracting Officer Course

SYS 120 Teaming with DCMA



Contracting, Level II, Acquisition Professional Development Program


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Air Force Institute of Technology
2950 Hobson Way
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433-7765
Commercial: 937-255-6565 | DSN: 785-6565