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Clay Appleton

Over 40 years experience; Consultant to Government and Industry; Fighter Attack Systems Wing Director of Engineering; F-16 Technical Director; Systems Engineering Technical Director; F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Site Director and Director of Engineering; Technical Factor Lead for JSF Source Selection; Avionics Systems Engineering Advisor for F-22; Chaired numerous Executive Independent Review Teams; Integrated avionics engineer; Radar engineer. Specialized expertise in Systems Engineering Management; Military Airworthiness Certification; Integrated Avionics Sensors and Architectures; Radar Systems Engineering; and Technical Proposal Subject Matter Expert.

David (Butch) Ardis

Over 40 years experience; Consultant to Government and Industry; Chief Avionics Architect for USAF; Technical Director Aeronautical System Center's (ASC) Avionics Directorate; Avionics Engineer; Principal developer of the USAF's Viable Combat Avionics Roadmap; Led the refinement of USAF source selection Best Value proposal methodology to capture the long-range impacts of proposed products and processes on life cycle cost. Specific expertise in Avionics and Systems Engineering.

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David Bailey

Over 30 years experience; Consultant to Government and Industry; Chief Integration Engineer for F-117, Lead Flight Systems Engineer for Global Hawk, and Lead Subsystems Engineer for the Advanced Cruise Missile (ACM). Specialized expertise in air vehicle subsystems, flight systems, integration engineering, and MIL-HDBK-516-based military airworthiness certification.

Deborah Bailey

Over 30 years engineering and acquisition experience for US Air Force; Consultant to Government and Industry; Chief Engineer, B-2; F-Chief Flight Systems Engineer, F-22; Aging Aircraft Chief Engineer; Flight Systems Engineer for B-1, reconnaissance programs, and training systems. Specific expertise in Systems Engineering, Flight Systems Engineering, Technology Transition, and Integrated Product and Process Development.

Gary Bailey

Over 30 years experience; Consultant to Government and Industry; Chief Engineer, F-35A; Technical Director for Systems Engineering, ASC/EN; Technical Director for Avionics, ASC/EN; Program Manager, Advanced Signal Intelligence Programs. Specialized expertise in Systems Engineering, Military Airworthiness Certification, Integrated Avionics Sensors and Architecture and Radar Systems Engineering.

Dennis Baseley

Over 40 years experience; Consultant to Government and Industry; Recognized subject matter expert (SME) for electromagnetic environmental effects (EMI/EMC, electromagnetic interference, electromagnetic compatibility, and lightning protection) and electrical power. Extensive systems engineering expertise as technical lead for cooperative, multi-national, C-130J block upgrade programs. Former chief engineer for reconnaissance systems development for foreign military sale (FMS) programs and special sensor developments. Specialized expertise in Airworthiness Certification and Technical Program Management.

Bob Billings

Over 40 years experience; Consultant to Government and Industry; Survival and Flight Equipment (SAFE) Association Board of Directors; Vice President, AirCrew Escape Services; Crew Systems Technical Advisor, ASC/ENFC; Chief Support Systems Engineer, B-1B and Advanced Tactical Fighter (F-22); Chief Engineer, Life Support SPO and F-16; Internationally recognized subject matter expert in crew escape systems.

Bill Buzzell

Over 40 years experience; Consultant to Government and Industry; USAF Director, Joint Strike Fighter (F-35); Director, F-16 International Programs, Taiwan Security Assistance Programs; Chief of F-22 Propulsion IPT, PEM, Propulsion Engineer; Research Engineer. Specific expertise in Program Management, Integrated Product and Process Development, Foreign Military Sales (FMS), Security Assistance, Program Budgeting and Planning, Propulsion Engineering and Risk Management.

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Chris Coombs

Over 30 years experience; Consultant to Government and Industry; Senior program manager with extensive experience in numerous aircraft (fighter/bomber, tanker, trainer, ISR, special ops and UAVs), and special weapons. Served as System Program Director for four major weapon systems including KC-46 Aerial Refueling Tanker, MQ-1 Predator/MQ-9 Reaper, and Global Hawk, as well as Commander, Aeronautical Systems Group. Specific expertise in Program Management, Acquisition Strategy Development, Computer/Cyber Security, and Foreign Military Sales (FMS).

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David Edmunds

Over 35 years experience; Consultant to Government and Industry; Vice President, Business Development, Belcan Corp.; Chief, Development Engines, Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC) Propulsion SPO; Technical Chief and Co-Director of the F-22/F119 Engine Program. Specific expertise in Propulsion Systems Analysis and Development, Technical Management and Systems Engineering, Business Development and Strategic Planning, Proposal and Technical Independent Review Teams.

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Mark Fraker

Over 30 years experience: Consultant to Government and Industry; Technical Advisor for Avionics & Integration; Chief Systems Engineer, AFRL Sensors Directorate; Chief Engineer, F-16 and F-22; Expertise in systems development: policy, processes, and procedures across the entire DoD acquisition life cycle. Extensive experience in the application of systems engineering, systems integration, technical management, test planning and execution, and risk assessments in air vehicle and avionics development and modernization: AESA radars, electronic warfare (EW), electronic protection (EP), airborne networks, navigation, avionics architectures, armament, fire control, target track fusion, low observables and reliability/integrity programs.

Gerry Freisthler

Over 35 years experience; Consultant to Government and Industry; Executive Director, Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC), Director of Engineering Directorate, ASC/EN; Director, Engineering and Acquisition Directorate, Air Armament Center; Director, 308th Air-to-Ground Muntions Systems Wing, Director, JASSM and Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) Program Offices; Chief of Execution and Financial Management, Secretary of the Air Force Office of Acquisition SAF/AQ.

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Joe Gallagher, PhD

Over 40 years experience; Consultant to Government and Industry; Technical Advisor, Aircraft Structural Integrity, ASC/EN; Director, Sustainment Center, UDRI; Lead for aging aircraft technology, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL); Head, Structural Integrity Division, UDRI. Recognized expert in military airworthiness and structural integrity, specifically in the areas of fatigue and fracture of engineering structures.

Mike Gregg

Over 25 years experience; Consultant to Government and Industry; Division Chief, Group Commander, WR-ALC; Division Chief, Squadron Commander, Space & Missile Systems Center; Division/Branch Chief, Aeronautical Systems Center; Associate Director, Directed Energy, Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Specialize expertise in systems acquisition and sustainment and technology development.

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Tom Hamrock

Over 35 years experience; Consultant to Government and Industry; Director of Engineering for Special Operations; Chief Engineer, F-15; Chief Engineer, AC-130U Gunship; Systems Engineer, U-2 ; Led systems engineering development from program inception to system sell-off. Specific expertise in Avionics Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Computer Software Engineering.

Darrell Holcomb

Over 30 years experience; Consultant to Government and Industry; Vice Commander, Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC); Commanded the Air Force’s largest Acquisition Wing with programs including Global Hawk, Predator, Reaper, Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload, Rivet Joint, Compass Call, CV-22, CSAR-X and AC/HC/MC-130 aircraft; Systems Program Director for C-130, C-5, and C-141; Systems Sustainment Director, C-17; Materiel Group Director, F-22; Director of Acquisition Strategy and Program Manager, Joint Strike Fighter (F-35); Program Manager and PEM, B-2. Specific expertise in Program Management, Systems Engineering, Fleet Sustainment, Data Rights, Leadership, Portfolio Management and Acquisition Strategy Development.

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Dawn McGarvey-Buchwalder

Over 30 years experience; Consultant to Government and Industry; Former senior U.S. Air Force (USAF) engineer with experience working with every USAF-owned platform across all phases of life-cycle acquisition, ultimately culminating in assignment as Branch Chief for the USAF Airworthiness Office, Engineering Directorate. Nationally recognized for specialized expertise in airworthiness, systems engineering, human systems integration, and crew systems.

C. D. Moore II

Over 35 years experience; Executive Vice President, Dayton Aerospace, Inc.; Consultant to Government and Industry; Commander, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC); Vice Commander, Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC); Deputy Director, Joint Strike Fighter; Director, Special Programs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. Specific expertise in Logistics and Sustainment, Strategic Planning and Facilitation, Developmental Test, and Foreign Military Sales (FMS).

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David Neel

Over 35 years experience; Consultant to Government and Industry; Former chief engineer, Universal Armament Interface (UAI) Industry Team, participant and chairman on various NATO Industrial Advisory Group studies and Chairman of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) committees, and leadership of numerous national weapons integration programs. Extensive hands-on weapons integration and related study experience on various aircraft.

Mike Nicol

Over 35 years experience; consultant to government and industry; Technical Advisor, Embedded Computer Systems Software, Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC); authored Air Force and ASC level software policy; led Air Force software process improvement activities, served as lead author of the Air Force Weapon System Software Management Guidebook; software technical advisor for multiple source selections; led/supported multiple independent technical reviews; Air Force Airworthiness Board Member; B-2 Computer Resources System Integration Engineer.

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Jon Ogg

Over 35 years experience; Consultant to Government and Industry; Director of Engineering and Technical Management, HQ AFMC; Chief Information Officer and Director of Communications, HQ AFMC; Director, Engineering and technical Management Directorate, ASC; Chief Engineer, F-22; Chief/Lead Engineer for multiple propulsion programs including F100, F110, TF-34, F101, YF120, YF119, and Cruise Missile systems. Took lead in revitalizing Systems Engineering across AFMC.

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Richard (Dick) Paul

Over 40 years experience; Consultant to Government and Industry; Vice President, Strategic Development and Analysis (SD&A), Phantom Works, The Boeing Company; Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL); Director of Science and Technology, Headquarters, Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC); Commander, Wright Laboratory; Extensive Research & Development and Science & Technology related experience with both Air Force and industry, providing perspectives from "both sides of the fence".

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Jim Ratti

Over 30 years experience; Consultant to Government and Industry; President, Dayton Aerospace; A-10 System Program Director; Training Systems Sustainment Director; F-22 Engine Development/Production Director; Flight Test Squadron Commander; Executive Airlift Pilot/Commander; Lead Avionics Engineer for Korean F-16 program; Research pilot; Operational KC-135 Tanker Pilot; Avionics Technician. Specific expertise in Program Management, Product Support/Sustainment, Systems Management, Foreign Military Sales (FMS), Program Budgeting and Planning, Training Systems Management, Airworthiness Certification and Test & Development.

Vince Russo, PhD

Over 45 years experience; Consultant to Government and Industry; Executive Director, Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC); Director, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL); Deputy Director; Wright Laboratory; Director, Materials Directorate, Wright Laboratory; Specialized expertise in Science & Technology (S&T), Investment Strategy and Leadership Development

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Raymond Shulstad, PhD

Over 40 years experience; Consultant to Government and Industry; Senior Vice President and General Manger of MITRE's Center for Air Force Command and Control Systems; Responsible for overseeing MITRE's systems engineering support to NORAD, United States Space Command, Air Force Space Command, Army Space Command, Air Force Materiel Command and Joint National Test Facility; Vice Commander, Aeronautical System Center (ASC).

Marc Smith

Over 30 years experience; Consultant to Government and Industry; Technical Director for Airworthiness Engineering Directorate and Technical Director, Avionics Engineering at AFLCMC; Defense Systems and Electronic Sensors Branch Chief, Offensive Avionics Systems Technical Advisor and Technical Expert for Communications, Data Links, Identification at ASC; Specialized expertise in Airworthiness Certification, Avionics System Development and Integration, and Avionics Sensors.

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Gary Van Oss

Over 40 years systems engineering and systems acquisition experience within US Air Force and industry. Served as Aeronautical Systems Center’s (ASC) Chief Systems Engineer with extensive background in airworthiness, weapon system development, capability assessment and performance/effectiveness, high level modeling/simulation/analysis, architectures and open systems, fire control and weapon delivery, low observables, and avionics. Led numerous independent assessments, DoD and industry clients, ranging from F-22, F-35, B-2, C-17, Global Hawk, and Predator as well as advanced subsystems.

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Mike Wiedemer

Over 30 years experience; Consultant to Government and Industry; Vice President, Business Development, Operations and Strategic Planning, ATK; Director, Defense Commissary Agency; Director of Requirements, Headquarters, Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC); Commander, Sacramento Air Logistics Center; Commander, Arnold Engineering Development Center; Program Director, Global Positioning Satellite System.

Mark Wilson

Over 45 years of systems engineering acquisition experience, including capability-based systems engineering and graduate education; Consultant to Government and Industry; Director of the Air Force Center for Systems Engineering, Technical Advisor for Systems Engineering and Chief of Structures at Aeronautical Systems Center, Technical Director for Engineering at Air Force Material Command, C-17 Director of Engineering and B-2 Chief of Flight Systems. Extensive experience in flight systems, materials, low observables and structural technology on the B-2 and F-15 programs.