//Dwyer Dennis, Major General, USAF (Ret)
Dwyer Dennis, Major General, USAF (Ret)

Project Description

Dwyer Dennis

Key Specialties

  • Leadership & Workforce Development
  • Program Management
  • Strategic Planning & Execution
  • Acquisition, Intelligence, and Requirements Integration
  • International Programs
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Dwyer Dennis

Major General, US Air Force (Retired)

Major General Dwyer Dennis, USAF (Ret), has over 30 years of experience leading large, complex organizations and managing major weapon systems. He has a proven record of success directing defense programs, twice serving as a USAF program executive officer (PEO), and is a senior executive skilled in building, teaching and leading high-performance, diverse teams focused on excellence and continuous improvement. Employing his demonstrated dynamic leadership and proven “problem-solving” engagement—horizontally and vertically—across a broad spectrum of individuals to include senior industry (C-suite) and appointed and elected government officials, General Dennis has supported of a variety of weapon systems and technologies, encompassing: research and development (R&D); acquisition; test and sustainment of unmanned aircraft; command and control (C2); intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR); electronic warfare (EW); low observables (stealth); cryptologic, theater deployable communications data links; space, aerial and nuclear networks; offensive and defensive cyber; information technology (IT) infrastructure; special programs; and foreign military sales (FMS). He is skilled at resolving issues with the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of State, US Congress, industry and international partners.

Significant Career Accomplishments

  • As PEO, C3I & Networks, developed/executed corporate strategy for IT transformation to common computing environment, cloud-based operations and enterprise IT as a service (EITaaS) and established innovative agile software acquisition strategy and contract vehicles to provide USAF and national cyber operational capability.
  • Responsible to USAF acquisition executive for the $5.6B airlift, air refueling, training, and special operations programs portfolio, which includes KC-46 Tanker, Air Force One/Presidential Airlift Replacement (PAR), Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH), trainers (T-X, T-1, T-38, T-6), airlift (C-5, C-17, C-130), KC-10, KC-135, CV-22, HH-60, UH-1, and avionics and self-protection systems. Supported programs through USAF planning, programming and budgeting processes and represented programs to Congress and the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD).
  • Led and accountable for cost, schedule, performance, and life-cycle management of the +$17B fighters and bombers portfolio which includes the A-10, B-1, B-2, B-52, F-15, F-16, F-22, combat systems, special programs, and associated foreign military sales (FMS) such as the rapid delivery of AT-29 for Afghan operations.
  • Led integration of acquisition, intelligence, and requirement equities and facilitated engagement between program offices, the intelligence community (IC), and operators to ensure intel support to threat assessments and design considerations.

Key Positions

  • PEO, C3I & Networks, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC/HN)
  • Director, Global Reach Programs, SAF/AQQ
  • PEO, Fighters & Bombers, (AFLCMC/WW)
  • Director, ISR & Requirements Directorate, Air Force Material Command (HQ AFMC/A2/5)
  • Wing Commander, Battle Management (551 ELSW), AFMC
  • Group Commander & Director, E-10 MC2A Weapon System
  • Group Commander & Director, B-52 Weapon System
  • USAF Director, Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) International Programs, JSF Joint Program Office

Education

  • MS, Systems Management, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
  • BS, General Studies (Aeronautical Engineering Concentration), US Air Force Academy (USAFA)
  • Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC
  • Leadership Development Seminar, Center for Creative Leadership
  • Senior Joint/Combined Warfighting School, Joint Forces Staff College
  • National Defense Fellow, Boston University