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Jim Ratti
Colonel, USAF (ret)

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Jim Ratti

Summary Qualifications

Seasoned program manager, engineer, acquisition expert and consultant with 35+ years hands-on experience successfully managing and guiding development, production, modernization and support programs across DoD. Served as System Program Manager for the A-10 weapon system. Assisted numerous large and small businesses in structuring complex program execution plans and proposals. IMP/IMS expert. Adept at team building. Air Force pilot.

Key Specialties

  • Integrated Master Plan/Schedule (IMP/IMS) Construction and Execution

  • SACOM Manpower Model Execution

  • Systems Engineering Principles

  • Proposal Development and Review

  • Airworthiness Certification

Key Positions

  • System Program Manager, A-10 System Program Office

  • Director, Training Systems Management Directorate

  • Director, F119 (F-22) Engine Program

  • Chief, Program Support Division, Training Systems Product Group (TSPG)

  • Commander, 412th Flight Test Squadron


  • BS, Electrical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)

  • MS, Operations Management, University of Arkansas

  • Air Command and Staff College

  • Air War College

  • Defense Systems Management College (DSMC)