Wendy M. Masiello, Lieutenant General (ret.)
U.S. Air Force
General Masiello retired as a Three-Star General of the U. S. Air Force on July 1, 2017. Prior to her retirement, she served as Director of the Defense Contract Management Agency from May 2014 to May 2017. In this assignment, General Masiello oversaw a $1.4 billion Defense agency that provided 12,000 people around the world in oversight of 20,000 contractors performing 340,000 Defense and Federal contracts valued at $6 trillion. Her oversight included business system approvals, quality compliance, production capacity and delivery timeliness and payment authorizations of $500 million each day across the spectrum of Defense technologies. General Masiello was also the key advisor to Defense leaders regarding corporate performance.
During the period of May 2011 to May 2014, General Masiello served as Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. In this role, she was the Senior Contracting official in the Air Force and set contract policy and procedures, set standards for an 8,000 person contracting workforce, and maximized performance through an innovative virtual organizational structure following a 30% reduction of personnel at key headquarters locations. General Masiello also advised on acquisition and incentive strategies for major United States Air Force acquisitions.
General Masiello is a resident of Alexandria, Virginia. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, a Master of Science degree in logistics management (contracting and manufacturing management) from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio, and a Master of Science degree in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C.