Kelli L. Seybolt, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, providing oversight and guidance for Air Force international policy and programs in support of national security objectives. In this capacity, Ms. Seybolt manages the security cooperation enterprise for the U.S. Air Force, overseeing the planning of activities involving training and education, exercises, equipping, information exchanges, personnel exchanges, agreements, and defense and military contacts.
Ms. Seybolt began her career as a Presidential Management Intern with the U.S. Department of State. Today, she is a 25-year member of the Federal Civil Service, with broad experience in U.S. space policy, security cooperation and international affairs. She began her career with the U.S. Air Force as an External Affairs Specialist working on a multiagency environmental satellite program. She subsequently became the Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Plans and Policy with responsibility for the development of international space cooperation strategies, policy on orbital debris, and oversight of civil and international space cooperation. She first joined SAF/IA as the Chief for International Space Cooperation, where she worked to build a strong portfolio of Air Force partnerships across space mission areas.