Mr. Riley Repko is the Strategic Adviser to the Air Force Secretary and Chief of Staff on innovation and modernization issues to existing and future requirements serving at Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. This position enables Air Force management, through operational expertise and industry access, the awareness necessary to assist in the development of proper strategic planning, communications and execution of existing programs. To also provide new organizational strategies; transformational planning, new ideas and execution paramount to supporting the SecAF's and the CSAF's priorities in Air, Space and Cyberspace for the senior-most Air Force leaders. He serves as a functional expert and special adviser collaborating with Defense Department organizations and industry on how best to build and complement the Air Force's requirements while integrating the awareness to these capabilities with current operational forces within the Air Force by establishing and maintaining essential relationships, specific lines of communications and critical processes to ensure continued success across the entire USAF operational enterprise. Mr. Repko is a highly qualified expert who will serve in this assignment for three years.
Mr. Repko entered the Air Force's Officer training School in 1979, after graduating from St. Bonaventure University, N.Y. While on active duty, he served in staff assignments as an electronic warfare systems engineer and major command aide-de-camp. Mr. Repko separated from active duty in 1984 and continued his military career in the Air Force Reserve for the next 22 years. As an individual mobilization augmentee on the Air Staff, he held assignments in space operations, modeling and simulation wargame/exercise support and budgeting and programming. He then held senior Reserve positions as a mobilization assistant both at Air Force Space Command, on the U.S. Strategic Command staff and at Headquarters Air Force. In March 2004, he deployed to Balad, Iraq as the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing Vice Commander and Director of Staff.
As a civilian, Mr. Repko spent 30 years as a technology industry executive specializing in software, cybersecurity solutions, product sales and strategic business development both in the U.S. and in the Asia-Pacific region.