Robert Hughes

Director, Office of Energy Assurance

U.S. Air Force

Robert B. Hughes is the Director of the U.S. Air Force Office of Energy Assurance and is responsible for the delivery of large-scale energy assurance projects that increase Air Force installation energy resiliency and leverage cost-effective private sector financing.

Previously, Mr. Hughes was Director of the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron, 6th Air Mobility Wing at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. As Director, he oversaw the plans, programs, designs, construction, operation, and maintenance of 600 base facilities, totaling over 5 million square feet, on 5,700-acre installation; physical plant valued at over $6.4 billion. Mr. Hughes provided oversite for explosive ordnance disposal, disaster preparedness and air base operability, environmental quality, fire protection and rescue, and housing services for the air mobility wing, two unified commands and 33 other tenants with a base population of 19,000.

Mr. Hughes began his federal civil service career with the Air Force in 1990 at Williams Air Force Base, Arizona serving as a Design Engineer for the 82nd Civil Engineer Squadron. Mr. Hughes then transferred to Randolph Air Force Base, Texas in 1992 to work as a Design Engineer and Programmer for the 12th Civil Engineer Squadron. In 1994, he was selected as the MILCON and O&M Program Manager at Headquarters, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Following this assignment, he transferred in 1996 to Headquarters, Air Education & Training Command at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas and was the MILCON and O&M Program Manager.  In 1999, Mr. Hughes departed the federal civil service and transferred to San Antonio, Texas to be a Senior Consultant with Federal Infrastructure Management Solutions at KPMG LLP/BearingPoint, Incorporated. In January of 2004, Mr. Hughes reentered the federal civil service and was assigned to work at Headquarters, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois as the Housing Privatization Program Manager. In 2005, he was selected as Deputy Base Civil Engineer, 6th Civil Engineer Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.