//Dennis Baseley, GS-14, DAF (Ret)
Dennis Baseley, GS-14, DAF (Ret)

Project Description

Dennis Baseley

Key Specialties

  • Military Airworthiness Certification

  • Electromagnetic Interference/Compatibility (EMI/EMC)

  • Technical Program Management

  • Systems Engineering


Dennis Baseley

GS-14, Department of the Air Force (Retired)

Mr. Dennis Basely has over 40 years of systems engineering and technical experience within the US Air Force (USAF). He is a recognized subject matter expert (SME) for electromagnetic environmental effects (electromagnetic interference/electromagnetic compatibility (EMI/EMC) and lightning protection) and electrical power. His extensive systems engineering expertise includes his role as technical lead for all cooperative, multi-national, C-130J block upgrade programs. Mr. Baseley also developed airworthiness certification criteria and obtained airworthiness certification in accordance with MIL-HDBK-516 for a major USAF program. He is the former chief engineer for reconnaissance systems development for foreign military sale (FMS) programs and special sensor developments.

Significant Career Accomplishments

  • As technical lead for cooperative, multi-nation, C-130J block upgrade programs, developed and coordinated technical requirements with six other nations and ensured that all nations’ technical requirements were considered and implemented.
  • Developed the basic C-130J aircraft tailored airworthiness certification criteria (TACC) in accordance with MIL-HDBK-516 and coordinated and obtained approval from the USAF airworthiness authorities. Led the follow-on block upgrade programs through the same airworthiness certification process.
  • As a recognized aircraft EMI/EMC and lightning protection SME, supported multiple USAF aircraft development programs (B-1, B-2, F-117, AC-130, and others) and was responsible for ensuring the developmental programs achieved compatibility with no adverse effects.

Key Positions

  • Principal Engineer supporting C-130J programs, Innovative Technologies Corp.
  • Chief Engineer, International Programs Division, Aeronautical Systems Center Reconnaissance SPO (ASC/RA) (now AFLCMC/WI)
  • Special Projects Branch, ASC/RA
  • Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Technical Specialist, ASC, Avionics Engineering Division
  • Branch Chief, Environmental Electromagnetic Effects, ASC Engineering Directorate (ASC/EN) (now AFLCMC/EN)
  • Technical Specialist/Branch Chief, Electrical Power, ASC/EN
  • Lead Avionics Engineer, ASC Low Observables Directorate
  • Project Engineer, EMI/EMC, ASC/EN


  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
  • BS, Engineering Sciences, United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)