range attack missile at USAF Headquarters, special assistant and aide-de-camp to the commander of Air Force Systems Command, Avionics Division chief in the F-16 Systems Program Office, director of Tactical Aircraft Systems at Air Force Systems Command (AFSC) Headquarters, and as director of the Medium-Launch Vehicles program and Space-Launch Systems offices. General Lyles became AFSC Headquarters assistant deputy chief of staff for requirements in 1989 and deputy chief of staff for requirements in 1990. In 1992, he became vice commander of Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. He served as commander of the center until 1994, after which he was assigned to command the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, until 1996. General Lyles became the director of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization in 1996. In May 1999, he was assigned as vice chief of staff at USAF Headquarters. General Lyles received an M.S. degree in mechanical and nuclear engineering from New Mexico State University and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Howard University.
Dev A. Banerjee serves as senior director and functional leader of systems engineering in the Integrated Defense Systems organization of the Boeing Company. As director of systems engineering at IDS, he has functional responsibility for the systems engineering disciplines of systems engineering measurement and control; affordability; system modeling and simulation; system integration, verification and validation; human system integration; operations/systems analysis; reliability, maintainability, and systems health; systems safety; systems security; systems architecture and definition; and certification/qualification. Dr. Banerjee chairs the Systems Engineering/Concept Definition Sub-Council in integrating engineering resources in systems engineering and flight engineering disciplines across Boeing. He serves as the IDS engineering focal point for the Boeing Intellectual Property Council and as the IDS engineering focal point for managing an integrated engineering and supplier management plan for improved supplier performance. Dr. Banerjee holds a D.Sc. from Washington University in St. Louis in mechanical/aerospace engineering.
Thomas W. Blakely is vice president of engineering for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. Since his appointment in June 2003, Mr. Blakely has led the engineering organization, which includes almost 8,700 engineers, scientists, and technicians engaged in delivering technical solutions for high-performance military aircraft and systems. Mr. Blakely graduated from Texas A&M University in 1979 with a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering and directly joined the former Lockheed-California Company in Burbank. He was assigned to the Maritime Patrol and Anti-submarine Warfare business group and was involved with a variety of development programs related to the P-3 Orion and CP-140 Aurora aircraft. In 1984, he was assigned to Lockheed’s office in Arlington, Va.,