Alan Bruce Goldstayn, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Executive Director, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. The center is the largest and most advanced complex of flight simulation test facilities in the world. It uses more than 50 facilities to simulate the flight environments for jets, rockets, missiles, manned spacecraft and satellites. Mr. Goldstayn serves as the principle deputy to the center's commander on all matters under the cognizance of the commander. He has extensive authority for broad management, policy development, decision making and effective program execution of the center's development, test and evaluation mission.
Mr. Goldstayn entered government service in 1969 as a systems engineer at the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory. Since then he has held a range of Air Force technical and management positions in more than 30 years of government service. Since 2003, he has also served as the Air Force lead for capabilities integration as a member of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Base Realignment and Closure Technical Joint Cross Service Group, working directly for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Defense Research and Engineering.
1972 Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering, Purdue University
1975 Master of Science degree in business administration, University of Dayton
1984 National War College
1988 Executive Excellence Program, Federal Executive Institute
1. 1969 - 1972, systems engineer, Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2. 1972 - 1975, commander's staff, Air Force Avionics Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. 1975 - 1979, budget officer and budget manager, Comptroller Directorate, Air Force Systems Command, Andrews AFB, Md.
4. 1979 - 1982, senior financial management specialist, Air Force Systems Command, Andrews AFB, Md., including a one-year detail to a presidential special administrator in the Department of Energy, and a special assignment working for the Director of Long-range Planning, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
5. 1982 - 1984, Deputy Director of New Concepts and Initiatives, Air Force Systems Command, Andrews AFB, Md.
6. 1984 - 1987, Director of New Concepts and Initiatives, Air Force Systems Command, Andrews AFB, Md., including a special assignment as Deputy Director of Air Force Project Forecast II, commissioned by the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C
7. 1987 - 1993, Director, Plans and Programs Directorate and acting Deputy Chief of Staff for Technology, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. 1993 - 1999, Deputy Director of Plans and Programs, Headquarters AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. 1999 - present, Executive Director, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service
Meritorious Civilian Service Award (2)
1998 Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Secretary, Western Ohio Senior Executives Association
Arrangements director, Dayton Chapter of American Defense Preparedness Association