Michael E. Farmer

Dept of Systems Acquisition

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Mr. Farmer was born in 1961 and raised in Orlando Florida.  He attended college at Florida State University studying Business Management.  He joined the AF after college, started as an Aircraft Maintenance officer and soon transitioned into the acquisition community.  He left Active Duty after 10 years, spent about 5 years as a KPMG consultant and joined AFIT as a GS-13 Civil Servant instructor at AFIT.  He completed two Master's degrees, one in Operations Managment, the other in Logistics Management.   He became a certified Project Managment Professional and is certified at Level III in the AF's APDP program in both PM and Acq Log.   He is now the Department Head of AFIT's Systems Acquisition department.





1983 Bachelor of Science, Management, Florida State University, FL
1987 Masters Business Administration, Operations Management, University of Arkansas, AR
1989 Masters Business Administration, Logistics Management, Air Force Institute Of Technology, OH



1984-1987, Strategic Air Command Aircraft Maintenance Officer B-52s/KC-135s, Blytheville AFB, AR

1987-1989, Graduate Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

1989-1990, Acquisition Logistics Officer, Flight Dynamics Lab, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

1990-1995, APDP Program Manager, HQ AFMC/DR, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

1995-2000, Consultant for KPMG Consulting, supported HQ AFMC/DR and LG, Dayton, OH

2001-2010, Instructor of Acquisition Logistics, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

2010-Present, Department Head, Dept of Systems Acquisition, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH



Program Management, Level III, Acquisition Professional Development Program

Life Cycle Logistics, Level III, Acquisition Professional Development Program

Certified Project Management Professional


Areas of Interest & Consulting

Human Behavior 
Leadership and Management 
Strategic Planning


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