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Darrell Holcomb
Colonel, USAF (Ret)

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Darrell Holcomb

Summary Qualifications

Proven performer with 30+ years of experience in program management, systems engineering, fleet sustainment and consulting. Direct program leadership experience at Air Force Product Centers, Logistics Complexes and Headquarters. Successfully led multiple programs in every life cycle phase from developmental planning through fleet retirement. System Program Director for C-130, C-141 and C-5 aircraft fleets. Portfolio manager for all intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR), special operations forces (SOF) and unmanned air vehicle (UAV) fleets, including Global Hawk, Predator, U-2 and others. Deputy program executive officer for all Air Force aircraft programs (more than 500 programs).

Key Specialties

  • Program Management

  • Airworthiness Certification

  • Aerospace, Systems & Reliability Engineering

  • Fleet Sustainment

  • Data Rights/Intellectual Property (IP) Development

  • Proposal Development and Review

Key Positions

  • Commander, ISR/SOF, Aeronautical Systems Wing

  • Vice Commander, Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC)

  • Commander, Strategic Airlift Sustainment Group and Tactical Airlift Sustainment Group

  • Program Director, C-130, C-141 and C-5

  • Material Group Director, F-22

  • Director, F-35 (JSF) Acquisition Strategy

  • Deputy Program Director, X-35

  • Program Manager and Program Element Monitor (PEM), B-2


  • BS, Mathematics/Physics, Cumberland College

  • BS, Aeronautical/Astonautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)

  • MS, Systems Engineering, AFIT

  • PSE, Reliability & Maintainability (R&M) Engineering, AFIT

  • MS, National Security Strategy, National Defense University

  • Advanced & Executive Program Manager's Courses, Defense Systems Management College (DSMC)

  • Senior Acquisition Course, National Defense University

  • Air Command and Staff College

  • Air War College

  • Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF)