F. Gavin MacAloon
Vice Chairman of the Board, Field Operations
F. Gavin “Mac” MacAloon, Tyndall AFB, Fla., Vice Chairman of the Board for Field Operations is the senior volunteer field leader overseeing 94,000 members in 200 Chapters and 40 States organizations worldwide. A Life Member, Mac joined AFA in 1984. Prior to his present position, he served for 3 years as the Central East Region President and served on the Field Council as Chairman of the e-Business and the Emerging Leader Program Subcommittees. He is a Founding Member of AFA’s Wounded Airman Program and served on national-level positions on the Nominating Committee, Supervisor of Elections, and in several Chapter and State positions, including President of the Donald W. Steele Sr. Memorial Chapter and Vice President for Fundraising, Virginia State AFA. He has received an AFA Chairman’s Citation, an Exceptional Service Award, and a Medal of Merit and numerous awards from the region and chapter, most notably the 2012 Virginia Member of the Year.
Mac earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southeast Missouri State University and a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University. He served in the Air Force for 22 years primarily as a Master Air Battle Manager on AWACS and the Airborne Battlefield Command and Control Center aircraft. MacAloon also served on the Air Staff, gaining leadership, management, and acquisition experience.
Following USAF retirement, he completed a second career with The Boeing Company was a Business Development Manager working AWACS, C-17, UAS programs. He currently is an Independent Business Development Consultant and a Senior Acquisition Programming Analyst at the AF Civil Engineering Center, Tyndall AFB, Fl.
He is a member of the Association of Old Crows, the National Defense Industrial Association, Military Officers Association of America, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.