//Jeff Fath, NH-04 (GS-15), DAF (Ret)
Jeff Fath, NH-04 (GS-15), DAF (Ret)

Project Description

Jeff Fath

Key Specialties

  • Technology Transition

  • Systems Development and Integration

  • Developmental Planning

  • Technical Independent Review Teams

  • Technical Program Management


Jeff Fath

NH-04 (GS-15), Department of the Air Force (Retired)

Mr. Jeff Fath is a nationally recognized authority on advanced aircraft survivability technologies with over 30 years of experience serving in various capacities across the Department of Defense (DoD). He has specialized expertise in low observables (LO), including signature reduction technologies, specifications, signature diagnostic and specification compliance measurements, LO materials, and LO system reliability, maintainability, and supportability. Mr. Fath is also an expert in the management of special access programs (SAP) and strategic planning of sensitive major defense acquisition programs.

Significant Career Accomplishments

  • Directed the rapid growth of the Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) engineering development team and established the foundational security architecture for NGAD’s agile development initiatives.
  • Created the new Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Special Programs Division to provide the Commander a responsive and trusted support unit to provide management, administration, oversight and integration of AFLCMC SAP activities across the entire Center including 10 Program Executive Officers (PEOs), 16 Directorates, and numerous government and industry locations with over 28,000 personnel working SAP activities vital for rapid execution of AFLCMC’s national security responsibilities.
  • Led the development of a mission capable rate (MCR) improvement program and innovative reliability, maintainability and availability analysis tool that identified top drivers—resulted in 15% MCR increase.
  • Spearheaded the development of a diagnostic imaging radar as support equipment for the F-117—changing how the USAF maintains and manages LO aircraft to ensure combat readiness.

Key Positions

  • AFLCMC Assistant to the Commander for Special Access Programs, Plans & Programs Directorate (AFLCMC/OZZ)
  • Chief Engineer, Aeronautical Systems Development Division, Program Development and Integration Directorate (AFLCMC/XZA)
  • Deputy Program Manager, Systems Technology Office, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/STO)
  • Technical Advisor, Low Observables, Engineering Directorate (AFLCMC/EN-EZ)
  • Deputy Chief, Advanced Aircraft Survivability Division, Special Programs Directorate (SAF/AQL)


  • MSEE, Electrical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
  • BSEE, Electrical Engineering, Ohio University
  • Defense Leadership and Management Program (DLAMP)
  • Executive Leadership in a Changing Environment, Brookings Institute
  • Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership
  • Advanced Program Management Course, Defense Acquisition University (DAU)
  • Advanced Systems Engineering Course, DAU
  • Air War College