//Greg Gutterman, Brigadier General, USAF (Ret)
Greg Gutterman, Brigadier General, USAF (Ret)

Project Description

Greg Gutterman

Key Specialties

  • Foreign Military Sales (FMS) & Security Cooperation Programs

  • Air Force Budget, Programming, and Strategic Planning

  • Technical Problem Solving

  • Information Technology (IT) Systems Management

  • Program Management Execution

USAF bio

Greg Gutterman

Brigadier General, US Air Force (Retired)

Greg Gutterman is a high-energy, results-driven, senior executive leader with 30+ years of experience in the defense and aerospace industry, successfully leading large, geographically dispersed teams delivering on-time, on-cost goods and services. Known as a strategic visionary and change agent, he has a track record of bringing lasting positive change while delivering results and improving morale. General Gutterman’s leadership successes span the entire acquisition spectrum, to include research, development, test, evaluation, production, logistics, sustainment, depot, foreign military sales (FMS), information technology (IT), and portfolio management—across all Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) product groups to include electronics, weapons, and aircraft.

Significant Career Accomplishments

  • As the Air Force Security Assistance Center (AFSAC) director, successfully managed and executed numerous large, complex FMS contracts, including a $19B logistics, supply chain and construction portfolio, reducing cycle time by 25% and increasing average annual sales from $8B to $14B.
  • Acted as the USAF’s agile combat support core function lead for the fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget and beyond—implemented “inflation only increase” rule to harvest $700M for higher USAF priorities; codified Command’s qualified saving program and validated $9B in restructure cost savings; and implemented 20% HQ personnel reduction with seamless merger of two headquarters directorates.
  • Resolved an F-22 oxygen concern to restore nation’s and pilots’ confidence in the F-22 weapon system; delivered automatic backup system, fixed combat vest issue, and returned jet to 100% mission capable.
  • Led the HQ USAF office responsible for 56 command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems valued at $71B, including MQ-1, RQ-4, U-2, Big Safari, and major IT systems.
  • Won approval and deployed the Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management system (DEAMS), the USAF’s only successful large IT implementation to-date, delivering 262 updates per year with record 96% on-time rates.

Key Positions

  • Director, Air Force Security Assistance Center (AFSAC), AFLCMC/WF
  • Director, Strategic Plans, Programs and Analyses Directorate (HQ AFMC/A8/9)
  • Senior Materiel Leader & System Program Manager, F-22 System Program Office (AFLCMC/WWU)
  • Deputy Director, Information Dominance Capabilities Directorate (SAF/AQI)
  • Commander, 554th Electronic Systems Group, Info Tech Portfolio Manager (ESC)


  • MS, National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF)
  • MS, Systems Management, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
  • BS, Engineering Mechanics, US Air Force Academy (USAFA)
  • Enterprise Leadership Seminar. University of North Carolina Kenan-Flager Business School
  • USAF Air War College
  • US Army Command and General Staff College
  • USAF Air Command and Staff College