Tracy B. Moran was selected to the Senior Executive Service and subsequently appointed as Director, Industrial and Logistics Maintenance Planning/Sustainment Department, known as AIR 6.7, on Feb. 26, 2012. In her new position, Moran is responsible for developing policies, processes and tools required for maintenance planning and sustainment of all naval aviation aircraft. She manages a geographically-dispersed team of 960 people, with an annual $83 million reimbursable budget and significant influence to approximately $3.2 billion related to the department's product support elements. Garry Newton, the deputy assistant commander for NAVAIR's Logistics and Industrial Operations, is pleased to have Moran on the team. “Ms. Moran brings both depth and breadth of logistics experience over her career. She has demonstrated the ability to focus and lead large teams to tackle complex problems. Her skills and experience will serve the Logistics community and Naval Aviation team well,” said Newton. Moran looks forward to her new responsibilities and challenges. “I am deeply honored to be selected to the SES, and thrilled to be part of the Navy's finest logistics team. Our emphasis is on fleet support now and in the future with an intense focus on improving maintenance and supply processes. Finding cost effective ways to improve fleet readiness and mitigate risks is challenging, but we have some of the most talented logistics practitioners in the business and we are dedicated to our mission,” said Moran. With more than 25 years of federal service, Moran spent the past two years as the director for NAVAIR's Maintenance and Supply Integration Department, where she was responsible for developing and executing corporate processes, tools, and continuous process improvements across aircraft programs, during which time she developed a collaborative forecasting process to reduce material shortages and increase aircraft readiness. Prior to this, Moran served as the deputy program manager for sustainment on the Joint Strike Fighter program and as the F/A-18 director of logistics, where she was recognized as NAVAIR's Logistician of the Year and won the Office of the Secretary of Defense Performance Based Logistics Team Award.