Colonel Brian Waechter, USAF (Ret), has over 35 years of experience as a senior USAF acquisition, logistics, and maintenance officer; defense industry vice president and business unit leader; operations research analyst; and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. His expertise includes complex program portfolio management; product field support; strategic planning; data analysis; Lean Six Sigma performance improvement; and defense contracting proposal writing, review, and management. In addition, he has extensive US, Joint, and foreign military sales (FMS) program and logistics management expertise in electronic warfare, C2ISR, and aeronautical systems, successfully leading multiple programs in every life cycle phase. Colonel Waechter’s multi-faceted government and industry system sustainment expertise encompasses Test Center aircraft maintenance, Air Logistics Center (ALC) system sustainment management, and industry contractor logistics support (CLS) management as profit and loss (P&L) leader. He has managed and executed numerous analyses to include product support business case analyses (PS BCA) and personnel resource modeling and optimization. Recognized as an adept strategic planner, he possesses specialized skills in integrated program road mapping, acquisition/sustainment planning, proposal development, earned value, risk management, and organizational assessment across the USAF, Joint Staff, Missile Defense Agency (MDA), SAF/AQ, and Defense Security Service (DSS).