//Gary Bailey, GM-15, DAF (Ret)
Gary Bailey, GM-15, DAF (Ret)

Project Description

Gary Bailey

Key Specialties

  • Military Airworthiness Certification

  • Technical Engineering Management

  • Integrated Avionics Sensors and Architecture

  • Systems Engineering


Gary Bailey

GM-15, Department of the Air Force (Retired)

Mr. Gary Bailey has over 30 years of systems engineering experience in increasingly responsible positions across the US Air Force (USAF) Aeronautical Systems Center Engineering Directorate (ASC/EN)—now the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Engineering Directorate (AFLCMC/EN)—with specific expertise in airworthiness certification. While in the USAF, he was responsible for the airworthiness of the F-35A low rate initial production (LRIP) aircraft  and served as the director of engineering (DOE) delegated authority to release flight clearances for new aircraft and release of non-reportable modifications. He is also the former ASC/EN technical director for systems engineering.

Significant Career Accomplishments

  • Delegated technical airworthiness authority (TAA) and chief engineer for the F-35A.
  • Led numerous executive independent review teams (EIRTs), notably Global Hawk and F-16, and served as the lead systems engineering representative on the USAF airworthiness board.
  • Cross-functional integrated product team (IPT) lead for F-35 avionics sensor development and for all radar development and production efforts associated with the F-15 and B-2.
  • Led B-2 and F-15 radar development and integration into the aircrafts’ fire control systems; responsible for a ten-fold improvement in F-15 radar reliability.

Key Positions

  • Chief Engineer, F-35A Life Cycle Support Office (AFLCMC/WWJ)
  • Program Manager, Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP) Family of Sensors
  • Technical Director for Systems Engineering, ASC/EN (now AFLCMC/EN)
  • Technical Director for Avionics, ASC/EN
  • Technical Advisor for Offensive Sensors, ASC/ENA
  • Technical Expert for Airborne Radar Systems, ASC/ENAD


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