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Gerry Freisthler
SES, DAF (Ret)

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Gerry Freisthler

Summary Qualifications

Over 35 years experience in senior engineering positions for the US Air Force. Retired as the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC) senior civilian, assisting the ASC Commander and Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Aircraft Procurement and Modernization in leading the USAF's center of excellence for development and acquisition of aeronautical systems. Also served as the Director of the ASC Engineering Directorate.

Key Specialties

  • Senior Technical Advisor

  • Program Management

  • Propulsion Engineering

  • Strategic Planning

  • Organizational Development

Key Positions

  • Executive Director, Aeonautical Systems Center (ASC)

  • Director of Engineering Directorate (ASC/EN)

  • Director, Engineering and Acquistion Excellence Directorate, Air Armament Center (AAC)

  • Director, 308th Air-to-Ground Munitions Systems Wing

  • Director, JASSM and SDB System Program Offices

  • Chief of Execution and Financial Management, Secretary of the Air Force Office of Acquisition (SAF/AQ)


  • BS, Systems Engineering, Wright State University

  • MS, Engineering Management, University of Dayton

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

  • Leadership for a Democratic Society, Federal Executive Institute

  • Senior Executive Seminar, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

  • LOGTECH Program for Executives in Logistics and Technology, University of North Caroline

  • Senior Managers in Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University