joining Boeing, Mr. Mutzelburg completed a 34-year government career within the DoD where he served in the following positions: deputy director for air warfare, Office of Strategic and Tactical Systems, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, where he was responsible for acquisition oversight for the B-1, B-2, C-17, F-22, F-18, Joint Strike Fighter, JSTARS, Unmanned Air Vehicles, several proprietary programs, and numerous air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons programs; assistant program director for the B-2, Aeronautical Systems Division (ASD), Air Force Systems Command; director of fighter propulsion, Propulsion Systems Program Office, ASD; director of Logistics, Propulsion Systems Program Office, ASD. From 1982 to 1983, Mr. Mutzelburg attended the National War College. From 1968-1982, he held numerous managerial and project officer assignments within Air Force Logistics Command. He has received numerous awards and much recognition over the years, including the DoD Distinguished Civilian Service Award (2001) and the Presidential Rank Award. He has an M.S. in industrial and systems engineering from Ohio State University and is a graduate of National War College. Mr. Mutzelburg was a member of the NRC’s Committee on Evaluation of U.S. Air Force Preacquisition Technology Development.
Lyle H. Schwartz retired from government service in 2004 after 18 years as a member of the Senior Executive Service. In his last position, as director, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), he guided the management of the entire basic research investment for the Air Force. He led a staff of more than 200 scientists, engineers, and support staff in Arlington, Virginia, and two foreign technology offices in London and Tokyo. As director he was charged with maintaining the technological superiority of the Air Force. Prior to becoming AFOSR's director, Dr. Schwartz directed the AFOSR's Aerospace and Materials Sciences Directorate. He is known for contributions to phase transitions in iron alloys, applications of Mossbauer spectroscopy, xray and neutron diffraction, characterization of catalysts, and policy issues concerning materials science and engineering. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and has written more than 85 technical papers and is co-author of two textbooks in materials science and engineering. Dr. Schwartz is a past member of the NRC’s Air Force Studies Board and was member of the NRC’s Committee on Examination of the U.S. Air Force’s Aircraft Sustainment Needs in the Future and Its Strategy to Meet Those Needs.
Raymond Valeika is an independent consultant advising major companies in aviation matters. He is an internationally recognized aviation operations executive with more than 40 years of experience managing large airline maintenance operations, equally comfortable in the United States and abroad dealing with regulators, manufacturers and employees. Mr. Valeika retired from Delta as senior vice president for technical operations where he directed a worldwide maintenance and engineering staff of more than 10,000 professionals, maintaining a fleet of nearly 600 aircraft. Through his leadership and focus on continuous improvement of the human processes in aviation maintenance, Delta Technical Operations consistently rated at the top of the industry for performance benchmarks in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, and reliability. He is currently is on the board of the Flight Safety Foundation as well as on the board of AerCap, Inc., and SRT. In addition, he was senior vice president of technical operations at Continental and vice president of maintenance and engineering at Pan AM. He graduated from St. Louis University with a degree in aeronautical engineering. Mr. Valeika has served on