//Tony Perfilio, Esq, SES, DAF (Ret)
Tony Perfilio, Esq, SES, DAF (Ret)

Project Description

Tony Perfilio

Key Specialties

  • Acquisition, Sustainment & Support

  • Computer Software and Technical Data Rights

  • Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and ITAR Controls

  • Capture Strategy, Proposal Development & Review


Tony Perfilio, Esq.

Senior Executive Service, Department of the Air Force (Retired)

Mr. Tony Perfilio has over 40 years of experience as an attorney and legal services manager for the US Air Force (USAF). He is a proven acquisition professional with an engineering background and specialized expertise in government and private sector acquisition and sustainment strategy; proposal development and review; contract and subcontract support; rights in technical data; dispute resolution; foreign military sales (FMS); and International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) control. In addition to consulting, Mr. Perfilio currently serves as general counsel for Dayton Aerospace, as well as a private practitioner at Rendigs, Fry, Kiely & Dennis, L.L.P., of Cincinnati and Dayton, OH.

Significant Career Accomplishments

  • Nationally recognized author of the Foreign Military Sales Handbook (West Publishing) and instructor on FMS, ITAR and related subjects.
  • Oversaw USAF worldwide contract dispute resolution and professional legal services to USAF aeronautical acquisition programs, including the aircraft program executive officer (PEO) portfolio; legal support to Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) technology programs; Air Force Security Assistance Center (AFSAC) FMS cases, and Materiel Systems Group information technology (IT) programs.
  • Principal AFMC legal advisor on outsourcing, depot manufacturing authority, and public/private competitions; chief architect for legal support to depot maintenance privatization public-private competition program.
  • Led major Command-level senior multi-disciplinary teams in formulating and staffing legislative initiatives/proposals to affect needed acquisition reforms; overhauled contractor performance assessment reports (CPARs) to ensure fairness and confidentiality; co-authored first acquisition strategy regulation.

Key Positions

  • Of Counsel, Rendigs, Fry, Kiely & Dennis, LLP
  • Director, Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Law Office
  • Principal Deputy, Staff Judge Advocate, AFMC
  • Command Counsel, Air Force Systems Command (AFSC)
  • Principal Assistant, Staff Judge Advocate, AFSC


  • Juris Doctor, University of Pittsburgh
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Utah State University
  • Contemporary Executive Development Program, George Washington University
  • Executive Excellence Program, Federal Executive Institute
  • Executive Leadership in a Changing Policy Environment, Brookings Institute
  • Air War College
  • Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University