Lester L. Lyles (NAE) is an independent consultant. He retired as Commander of the Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. General Lyles entered the Air Force in 1968 as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force ROTC program. He has served in various command assignments, including director of the Medium-Launch Vehicles Program and Space-Launch Systems offices; Vice Commander of Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, Utah. He served as Commander of the center until 1994, then was assigned to command the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles AFB, 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/HQ and Commander of the Air Force Materiel Command in 2000. General Lyles received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Howard University and an M.S. in mechanical/nuclear engineering from New Mexico State University. He has received honorary doctors of law from New Mexico State University and Urbana University. He is chair of the National Research Council’s (NRC’s) Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board and a member of the Air Force Studies Board. He also serves as a member of the Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board and previously served on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board in the White House.
Claude M. Bolton, Jr., is the executive-in-residence for the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) since January 2008. Mr. Bolton’s primary focus is assisting the DAU president achieve the Congressional direction to recruit, retain, train and educate the DoD acquisition workforce. Mr. Bolton is also a management consultant to
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A Biographical Sketches of Committee Members Lester L. Lyles (NAE) is an independent consultant. He retired as Commander of the Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. General Lyles entered the Air Force in 1968 as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force ROTC program. He has served in various command assignments, including direc- tor of the Medium-Launch Vehicles Program and Space-Launch Systems offices; Vice Commander of Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, Utah. He served as Commander of the center until 1994, then was assigned to command the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles AFB, 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/HQ and Commander of the Air Force Materiel Command in 2000. General Lyles received a B.S. in me- chanical engineering from Howard University and an M.S. in mechanical/nuclear engineering from New Mexico State University. He has received honorary doctors of law from New Mexico State University and Urbana University. He is chair of the National Research Council’s (NRC’s) Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board and a member of the Air Force Studies Board. He also serves as a member of the Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board and previously served on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board in the White House. Claude M. Bolton, Jr., is the executive-in-residence for the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) since January 2008. Mr. Bolton’s primary focus is assisting the DAU president achieve the Congressional direction to recruit, retain, train and edu- cate the DoD acquisition workforce. Mr. Bolton is also a management consultant to 19
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20 Enhancing Air Force and D e pa rt m e n t of D efe n s e P r o t o t y p i n g defense and commercial companies and is a board member for several companies. Prior to becoming the DAU executive-in-residence, Mr. Bolton served as the assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASAALT). As the ASA (ALT), Mr. Bolton served as the Army Acquisition Executive, the Senior Pro- curement Executive, and the Science Advisor to the Secretary. Mr. Bolton oversaw the Elimination of Chemical Weapons Program, and had oversight and executive authority over the Project and Contracting Office charged with Iraq reconstruction. He was responsible for appointing, managing, and evaluating program executive officers as well as managing the Army Acquisition Corps and Army Acquisition Workforce. Mr. Bolton retired as a Major General in the U.S. Air Force following a highly decorated career. Some highlights of his Air Force service include serving as the Commander, Air Force Security Assistance Center, where he managed foreign military sales programs with totals exceeding $90 billion that supported more than 80 foreign countries; serving as a test pilot for the F-4, F-111, and F-16; program ex- ecutive officer for the Air Force Fighter and Bomber programs; and the first program manager for the Advance Tactical Fighter Technologies program, which evolved into the F-22 System Program Office. His is an experienced command pilot, flying more than 40 different aircraft, including Army helicopters. During the Vietnam War, he flew 232 combat missions, 40 over North Vietnam. Mr. Bolton served as comman- dant of the Defense Systems Management College and as Inspector General and director of requirements at Air Force Materiel Command headquarters. Mr. Bolton holds an M.S. in management from Troy State University and an M.A. in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College. In 2006, he was awarded a D.Sc. (honoris causa) from Cranfield University. In 2007, he was awarded an hon- orary doctor of science degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, his alma mater. Mr. Bolton is a member of the NRC’s Air Force Studies Board. Keith A. Coleman is a program manager in the Boeing Special Pursuits Cell within Boeing Phantom Works. This organization has a charter to design, build, and test prototype ground and airborne systems specific to special application custom- ers with 1 year. He is currently managing a Boeing-developed Tier 2 Class Un- manned Air Vehicle (UAV) design, build, and fly effort within a very aggressive 10-month time span. Mr. Coleman has worked in the Phantom Works advanced design organization for over 25 years working prototype fighter aircraft and weap- ons. Mr. Coleman’s last assignment was in the Advanced Weapons division work- ing as the Program Manager for the successful Counter Electronics High Powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP) JCTD resulting in the world’s first successful air launched HPM cruise missile in Oct 2012. Before the CHAMP pro- gram, Mr. Coleman led DTRA’s UAV based Beyond Line-Of-Site Biological Combat Assessment System (BCAS) prototype Advanced Technology Demonstration. This shipboard system successfully intercepted a biological cloud (using harmless soil
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Appendix A 21 bacteria as a simulant), captured it autonomously and returned it for analysis. Keith has led and worked on numerous other aircraft and missile proprietary design ef- forts. Mr. Coleman’s other prototype efforts were, in chronological order from the latest: the Boeing X-45A DARPA/Air Force Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV); the Boeing X-32 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF); numerous Proprietary efforts, and the Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23A Advanced Tactical Fighter. Mr. Coleman has worked in configuration design, prototype build and test, and management for over 28 years and is well versed in advanced composite, 3D printing, and prototype design and build practices. Mr. Coleman holds an MS in engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla. Jill P. Dahlburg is superintendent of the Space Science Division (SSD) at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and a member of the Department of the Navy (DON) Senior Executive Service since December 2007. In this position she serves as S&T ex- pert on a broad-spectrum RDT&E program in solar-terrestrial physics, astrophysics, upper/middle atmospheric science, and astronomy. She leads conception, planning and execution of scientific research and development programs on instruments to be flown on satellites, sounding rockets and balloons, ground-based facilities and mathematical models, to study the atmospheres of the Sun and Earth, solar activ- ity and its effects on the Earth’s atmosphere, and physics and properties of celestial sources, and transitions capabilities to operational use. She is fully accountable for the overall financial, personnel, programmatic and facilities management of the SSD, including obtaining funding to support program execution within the Navy Working Capital Fund, and implementing plans for major scientific facilities to meet DON/DoD extended operational environment predictive needs. Dr. Dahlburg served as NRL Senior Scientist for Science Applications from June 2003 to Decem- ber 2007, with duties that included: reviewing the NRL S&T program directions; evaluating NRL and NRL-relevant S&T for application to DoD mission needs; and facilitating/expediting the accomplishments of the scientific missions of organiza- tions within NRL, with emphasis on interdisciplinary areas of opportunity and distributed autonomous systems. In 2000, Dr. Dahlburg served as head of the NRL Tactical Electronic Warfare Division Distributed Sensor Technology Office, where she co-proposed and was co-principal investigator for the first year of development of the small, expendable unmanned aerial vehicle Dragon Eye that saw active duty in Iraq. Her honors include six NRL Allan Berman Awards for scientific publica- tion excellence, and a DOE Appreciation Award presented by DOE Under Secretary for Science Raymond L. Orbach for outstanding service as the Chair of the DOE ASCAC. Dr. Dahlburg is a Fellow of the APS and holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the College of William and Mary.
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22 Enhancing Air Force and D e pa rt m e n t of D efe n s e P r o t o t y p i n g Lawrence J. Delaney is an independent consultant. He retired as the executive vice president of operations, and president of the Advanced Systems Development Sector of Titan Corporation. Previously, he has held distinguished positions with Arete Associates, Inc.; Delaney Group, Inc.; BDM Europe; and the Environmental and Management Systems Group at IABG. He was also the acting secretary of the Air Force and served as the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, as well as the Air Force’s service acquisition executive, responsible for all Air Force research, development and acquisition activities. He provided direction, guidance and supervision of all matters pertaining to the formulation, review, approval and execution of acquisition plans, policies and programs. Dr. Delaney has more than 41 years of international experience in high technology program acquisition, manage- ment and engineering, focusing on space and missile systems, information systems, propulsion systems and environmental technology. He served as chair of the NRC’s Air Force Studies Board; co-chair of the Committee on the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Capability Planning and Analysis Process; and as a member of the Board on Army Science and Technology. He also chaired the Army Science Board. Dr. Delaney holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Brian K. Hershberger is a senior aeronautical engineer within Advanced Systems Development for Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Projects (ADP) Skunk Works operation. He currently serves as the Mission Systems Lead for the Navy’s UCLASS (Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike) Sys- tem. He is a 1995 graduate of Wichita State University with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and a 2001 graduate of California Polytechnic, Pomona, with a master’s degree in aerospace engineering. Mr. Hershberger began his career in aerospace as a flight test engineer with Learjet while studying for his bachelor’s degree. During this time he obtained his multi-engine, commercial pilot ratings. After graduation, he began his defense career by joining Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works in 1995. Within the Skunk Works, Mr. Hershberger has been a member of the configuration development team on multiple unmanned flight test and op- erational programs. These include JASSM, both the PDRR and EMD variants, the Polecat high altitude UAS and multiple classified programs. His responsibilities included aircraft conceptual design, multi-disciplinary integration and prototype development. Mr. Hershberger’s aeronautical experience bridges from operations analysis-based requirements derivation through system flight test, specializing in multi-disciplinary design and integration. This engineering breadth is compli- mented by leadership roles as configuration lead, chief engineer, program manager and proposal capture team lead. Mr. Hershberger has been awarded 3 patents re- sulting from his multiple configuration development efforts. He is an instructor for the Lockheed Martin Technical Institute for Aircraft Configuration Development,
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Appendix A 23 Structural Design and Systems Design, and developed and instructed an Advanced Lofting Skills Course. Mr. Hershberger is an active pilot with over 600 hours who flies a 1972 CITABRIA 7KCAB. He maintains his Certified Flight Instructor cer- tificate and has Instrument, Commercial and Multi-Engine ratings. William L. Melvin is director of the Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, a University System of Georgia (USG) regents’ researcher, and an adjunct professor in Georgia Tech’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. His research interests include all aspects of RF and acoustic sensor development. He has authored over 180 publications in his areas of research interest and holds three US patents on sensor technology. Among his distinctions, Dr. Melvin is the recipient of the 2006 IEEE AESS Young Engineer of the Year Award, the 2003 US Air Force Research Laboratory Reservist of the Year Award, and the 2002 US Air Force Materiel Command Engineering and Technical Management Reservist of the Year Award. He was chosen as an IEEE Fel- low for his contributions to adaptive radar technology, and is also a Fellow of the Military Sensing Symposium. Also, he is a member of the Board on Army Science and Technology through the National Academies. Dr. Melvin received the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Lehigh University. Paul D. Nielsen (NAE) is director and chief executive officer of the Software Engi- neering Institute (SEI), a federally funded research and development center oper- ated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI advances software engineering and cyber security principles and practices through focused research and development, which is transitioned to the broad software engineering community. Prior to his arrival as SEI director, Dr. Nielsen served in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a major general after 32 years of distinguished service. As commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for more than four years, he managed the Air Force’s science and technology budget of more than $3 billion annually. He also served as the Air Force’s technology executive officer, determining the investment strategy for the full spectrum of Air Force science and technology activities. Dr. Nielsen is a member of the National Academy of Engineering; a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Dr. Nielsen received a Ph.D. in applied science from the University of California at Davis.