//Paul Sagasser, NH-04, DAF (Ret)
Paul Sagasser, NH-04, DAF (Ret)

Project Description

Paul Sagasser

Key Specialties

  • Software Development and Integration

  • Military Airworthiness Certification

  • Systems Engineering


Paul Sagasser

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

Mr. Paul Sagasser has over 30 years of experience in US Air Force (USAF) weapon systems acquisition. He is a former chief engineer, integrated product team (IPT) lead, division chief, and lead engineer on multiple weapon system programs spanning development, production, and sustainment. Mr. Sagasser is also a recognized technical expert and frequent independent review team (IRT) contributor in the areas of computer systems and software for avionics engineering and vehicle management systems for flight systems engineering.

Significant Career Accomplishments

  • Chief engineer for the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system for USAF platforms and foreign military sales (FMS) programs; led the engineering team through the production readiness review (PRR) and release of Block 30 capabilities.
  • Provided updates to the USAF Weapon System Software Management Guidebook and MIL-HDBK-516, Airworthiness Certification Criteria, Computer Resources (Section 15)—leading to the release of MIL-HDBK-516C.
  • Participated as the AFLCMC/EN lead representative on the SAF/AQRE Weapon System Software Strategic Working Group and provided embedded computer systems and software engineering support to all USAF weapon system programs.
  • Led the C-5 flight systems team to Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) and Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program (RERP) modifications first flights and led C-5M block upgrade and RERP capability production document (CPD) development.
  • Led the division responsible for translating and developing strategies and objectives into integrated plans, processes, and tools to support the successful execution of the F-22 modernization program.

Key Positions

  • Chief Engineer, Aircraft Survivability Division, Mobility Directorate (AFLCMC/WLY)
  • Technical Expert, Computer Systems and Software, Avionics Engineering (AFLCMC/EZAS)
  • Chief Engineer/Chief Flight Systems Engineer, 716 AESG (C-5) (now AFLCMC/WLS)
  • Co-Lead, Airframe & Flight Technology IPT, ASC/WLM (C-17) (now AFLCMC/WLM)
  • Chief/Deputy Chief, F-22 Program Planning & Integration Division


  • MBA, Finance Concentration, University of Dayton
    BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Dayton