Colonel (Ret)

Topics: North American Aerospace Defense Command, United States Air Force, Management Pages: 3 (834 words) Published: February 11, 2013

(1) A complementary assignment in another career area such as: program management; logistics; financial management; plans and programs; or R&D, T&E, or product engineering management is highly desirable.

I believe I exceed this desirable factor with past and present Air Force assignments. My present duty is as the Director of Safety for AFMC’s Air Armament Center (AAC) is one such example as I am involved with most of the activities ongoing here at the AAC in some capacity.

As the Director of Safety, while not always directly involved in “hands-on” R&D and T&E, I serve as part of AAC’s team in acquiring the world's most superior armament products. Through the Non-nuclear Munitions Safety Board process alone we certified 30 air munitions and 34 less complex munitions for entry into active operations or made available for further testing. Some of these weapons include approval and certification for the SOPGM, GBU-39B, Small Diameter Bomb Lot 4 and ANDOS EOD robot. Other programs I support that are managed at the AAC are major programs such the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM), High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM), HARM Targeting System (HTS), Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM), Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM), Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD), Sensor Fuzed Weapon and AIM-9X. During the past year I directly supported 50 Risk management Boards (RMBs) that resulted in 50 live test missions involving most of these weapons.

My immediate rating officer is Major General David W. Zamzow who serves as the Air Force program executive officer for weapons and the commander of the Air Armament Center. I support him directly in these AAC mission areas: development, acquisition, testing, deployment and sustainment of all air-delivered weapons.

During my time at North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) I served in the J3 and IG directorates. While in J3 as the Chief...
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