Freddie Jones, Founder/President – Youth Entrepreneurship Development Foundation – Retired USAF Acquisition and Program Manager, U.S. Small Business Development Manager, Former President, Action & Associates, Inc a Small Business Development Consultant – Freddie completed Mechanical Drafting studies at Mechanical Institute, New York City, NY., and studied Business Management at Plattsburgh State University, Texas Christian University, and Sinclair Community College.
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Lee V. Smith – Department of the Air Force – Chief Special Action Section, F-16 SPO –
Mr. Jones performed complex multi million dollar projects that required exceptional organization and planning skills. His fact-finding and negotiation skills have served this organization well as he successfully managed complicated and highly sensitive programs through the acquisition process.
Mr. Jones role as lead negotiator required strong team leadership for solving problems and achieving goals in order to get the job done, and get it done right. One of Mr. Jones responsibilities as lead negotiator was to brief acquisition positions at the highest levels of Department of Defense Management – a job he mastered with confidence and political savoir-faire. – In an effort to meet congressional directed Small Disadvantaged Business goals, Mr. Jones was appointed by the commander to serve as the Small Business Representative for the F-16 System Program Office.
The F-16 System Program Office and specifically the contracting division at Wright Patterson AFB owe a great deal of gratitude to Mr. Jones for his contribution to the High quality program the F-16 is today.
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