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Dr. Francis L. Mcdonald:

Military Branch:United States Airforce
Dr. Francis L. McDonald is Technical Adviser for Force and Infrastructure Resource Analysis, Air Force Studies and Analyses Agency, Washington, D.C. Dr. McDonald conducts assessments and independently led studies for the Air Force that encompass issues in the infrastructure and force structure of Air Force modernization and transformation. He conducts quick-look analyses for senior leadership decisions and advises agency analysts.
Dr. McDonald has a broad background, having served in the Air Force Reserve for 30 years, and having worked in federal service for 23 years. Dr. McDonald retired from the Reserve in 1997. As a civil servant with the Office of Management and Budget, he worked as a budget examiner for Air Force operation and maintenance, and procurement appropriations. When assigned to the Directorate of Program Analysis and Evaluation with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Dr. McDonald served as a principal analyst for estimating the resource impacts associated with alternative service force structures and basing infrastructure. He has assessed the adequacy of logistics program funding and the material readiness levels in the Service Program Objective Memorandum. Additionally, Dr. McDonalds analysis for the OSDs Cost Analysis Improvement Group provided the independent operating and support cost estimate for the Defense Resource Board to review various major weapon systems. As a Reserve officer, Dr. McDonalds assignments included duty with the Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics where he specialized in logistics resource programming and budgeting.
EDUCATION
1967 Bachelor of arts degree in economics, Georgetown University
1969 Master of arts degree in economics, Georgetown University
1972 Doctor of philosophy degree in economics, Georgetown University
1990 Contemporary Executive Development Program, George Washington University
CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1973 - 1976, economist, Cost Analysis Group, Institute for Defense Analyses
2. 1976 - 1978, budget examiner, Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, D.C.
3. 1978 - 1979, economist, Energy Information Administration, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.
4. 1979 - 1987, operations research analyst, Directorate for Program Analysis and Evaluation, Deputate for General Purpose Programs, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.
5. 1987 - 1995, operations research analyst, Directorate for Program Analysis and Evaluation, Deputate for Resource Analysis, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.
6. 1995 - 2002, operations research analyst, Directorate for Program Analysis and Evaluation, Deputate for General Purpose Programs, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C. (2000 2002, Economist, Endowed Admiral Crowe Chair for Defense Industrial Base Studies, Department of Economics, U.S. Naval Academy)
7. 2002 present, Technical Adviser for Force and Infrastructure Resource Analysis, Air Force Studies and Analyses Agency, Washington, D.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Legion of Merit
University Fellowship, Department of Economics, Georgetown University
Admiral Crow Endowed Chair for Defense Industrial Base Studies

 

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