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Bob Matthews
Colonel, USAF (Ret)

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Bob Matthews

Summary Qualifications

Former Dayton Aerospace President. Senior-level program manager and consultant with over 35 years hands-on experience successfully managing and guiding hardware and software intensive development, production, modification and support programs—in the USAF, Joint, and International arenas. Served as System Program Director for the B-1B bomber. Assisted numerous industry and government organizations structuring successful solicitations, proposals, and program execution plans. Skilled facilitator.

Key Specialties

  • Structuring Executable Programs

  • IMP/IMS Construction & Execution

  • Risk Mitigation Planning

  • Proposal Development and Review Teams

  • Strategic Planning and Facilitation

Key Positions

  • President, Dayton Aerospace, Inc.

  • System Program Director, B1-B Bomber (ACAT-1D Program)

  • Deputy Product Group Manager, Training Systems Product Group (TSPG)

  • F-15 Program Element Monitor (PEM)

  • System Program Director, Range Integration Instrumentation System

  • Program Manager, AMRAAM Missile Rail Launcher

  • Program Manager, Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) Pod

  • Program Manager, Israeli and Korean F-16 Foreign Military Sales (FMS)


  • BS, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University

  • MS, Systems Management, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)

  • Program Manager’s Course, Defense Systems Management College (DSMC)

  • Air Command and Staff College

  • Air War College