Michael Duvall has been selected as the new deputy manager for the NNSA Sandia Field Office.
Duvall joined the NNSA in 2012 and most recently served as the acting deputy manager and chief operating officer for the Los Alamos Field Office. In addition to his position as chief operating officer, he was also responsible for the performance evaluation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s management and operating contractor. Prior to his detail as acting deputy manager, Duvall served as assistant manager of Safeguards and Security for the Los Alamos Field Office where he was responsible for federal oversight for physical security, emergency management, information systems and cyber security activities at LANL.
In 2011, Duvall served as the secretary of the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management overseeing and coordinating the state’s efforts for the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery for all hazards, disasters, emergencies and terrorist acts.
Duvall retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2010 as a colonel after 26 years of military service. He was commander of the 377th Air Base Wing, Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque. As base commander, he was responsible for security, emergency management and support operations for the installation that included Sandia National Laboratories.
Duvall graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with academic and military honors. His flying assignments included duties as an F-4 pilot, F-15E instructor pilot and an instructor at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School. He accumulated more than 3,300 flying hours and was awarded a distinguished flying cross for flying operations in Desert Storm. Duvall was also awarded a bronze star for his role as a vice wing commander in Afghanistan. In addition to multiple flying and command assignments, he served as an air operations planner and analyst at the Pentagon. Duvall holds Master’s degrees in Strategic Studies from Air University and Military History from the University of Alabama.