Daniel P. Barker, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Technical Director, Air Force Studies and Analyses Agency, Washington, D.C. Mr. Barker evaluates developments in science, technology and testing through interface with experts throughout the Department of Defense, as well as leaders in academia and industry, for inclusion in the agencys analytical methods and tools. He conducts quick-look analyses for senior leadership decisions and advises agency analysts.
Mr. Barker has a broad background, having been a U.S. Navy officer and a civil servant in the U.S. Army, and with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, in addition to his service with the Air Force. He has been involved in every major defense review since the first Base Force. While with the Army, he worked on combined arms analyses that focused on advancing the nations deployment of Theater Missile Defense and Directed-Energy Weapons. While working with the defense secretary, he managed the Infrastructure Map and conducted readiness assessments for the Defense Review Board.
In the Air Force, Mr. Barker has worked at the base, major command and departmental levels. He has worked with command and control, manpower and logistics, and programming of the Future Years Defense Program, in addition to his time conducting analysis. As an analyst, he has worked at the weapon system level developing tactics, at the campaign level developing operational art, and at the force structure level developing strategy options.
1974 Bachelor of arts degree in biochemistry, Rice University
1978 Master of science degree in applied science, College of William and Mary
1991 Program for Senior Officials in National Security, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1995 Contemporary Executive Development Program, George Washington University
1. 1978 - 1981, technical adviser, System Engineering Branch, Tactical Air Control System Support Division, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley AFB, Va.
2. 1981 - 1983, scientific analyst, Logistics Composite Model Team, Headquarters TAC, Langley AFB, Va.
3. 1983 - 1984, operations analyst, Directorate of Operations Analysis, Headquarters TAC, Langley AFB, Va.
4. 1984 - 1984, Chief, Support Division, System Integration and Control Directorate, Headquarters TAC, Langley AFB, Va.
5. 1984 - 1985, Senior Operations Research Analyst, Combat Systems Analysis Branch, Studies and Analysis Directorate, Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command, Washington, D.C.
6. 1985 - 1988, Senior Operations Research Analyst, Fighter Division, Directorate for Theater Forces, Air Force Center for Studies and Analyses, Washington, D.C.
7. 1988 - 1989, Chief, Advanced Combat Analysis Project Office, AFCSA, Washington, D.C.
8. 1989 - 1991, Chief Analyst, Fighter Division, Directorate for Theater Forces, AFCSA, Washington, D.C.
9. 1991 - 1993, Chief Analyst, Resource Analyses Division, Air Force Programs and Evaluation, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
10. 1993 - 1996, Senior Operations Research Analyst, Force and Infrastructure Cost Analysis Division, Office of the Director for Program Analysis and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.
11. 1996 - 2002, Chief Analyst, Capabilities Assessment Division, AFSAA, Washington, D.C.
12. 2001 - present, Technical Director, AFSAA, Washington, D.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Air Force Exemplary Civilian Service Award (2)
Department of Defense Civilian Service Award
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Military Operations Research Society