Dr. George Ka?iliwai III, a member of the scientific and technical cadre of senior executives, is Technical Advisor for the Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. He provides leadership and final review of the technical aspects of the center?s overall program as well as consultant advice and technical guidance. With the center?s Commander, Dr. Ka?iliwai establishes policy and procedures, and provides technical expertise to a work force of more than 6,000 military and civilian personnel. He also formulates testing philosophy and testing approaches to assure scientific validity and maximum efficiency in accomplishing ground and flight tests. Dr. Ka?iliwai chairs the flight test center?s Engineering Council and Center Technology Council, and he also represents the center on the Air Force Materiel Command?s Engineering Council and Technical Advisory Group, the Joint Range Technical Services Contract Board of Range Directors, and Executive Committee of the Range Commanders Council.
Dr. Ka?iliwai is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He attended the California Institute of Technology under the Senior Commander?s Education Program, and he is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. In addition to his extensive experience as a flight test engineer and technical director, Dr. Ka?iliwai has conducted modeling and simulation, served as a political-military affairs officer and was the Commander of the Air Force Occupational Measurement Squadron at Randolph AFB, Texas.
Prior to his current position, Dr. Ka?iliwai was the Commandant of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. As Commandant, he oversaw the training of experimental test pilots, flight test navigators and flight test engineers to conduct and manage ground and flight test evaluation of research prototype and production aerospace vehicles and their systems. He retired from active duty as a colonel.
1978 Bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1980 Master?s degree in business administration, Golden Gate University
1981 Master?s degree in public administration, Golden Gate University
1984 Master of science degree in engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
1993 Distinguished graduate, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1994 Joint Phase II Professional Military Education, Norfolk, Va.
2000 Doctor of education in educational leadership, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
1. May 1978 - August 1983, flight test engineer, 6510th Test Wing, Edwards AFB, Calif.
2. August 1983 - June 1984, student, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.
3. June 1984 - June 1985, student, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif.
4. June 1985 - August 1989, flight test engineer, Edwards AFB, Calif.
5. August 1989 - June 1990, Rand Research Fellow, The RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, Calif.
6. June 1990 - June 1992, Air Staff officer, Air Force Studies and Analyses Agency, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
7. June 1992 - June 1993, student, Air Command and Staff College
8. June 1993 - June 1994, National Defense Fellow, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
9. September 1994 - August 1997, political-military affairs officer, Strategic Planning and Policy Directorate, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp Smith, Hawaii
10. August 1997 - August 1999, Commander, Air Force Occupational Measurement Squadron, Randolph AFB, Texas
11. August 1999 - January 2001, Technical Director, 412th Test Wing Electronic Warfare Directorate, Edwards AFB, Calif.
12. January 2001 - June 2003, Commandant, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif.
13. July 2003 - present, Technical Advisor, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, Calif.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
2001 Kelly Johnson Award, International Society of Flight Test Engineers
Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School
Master Officer Aircrew Member with nearly 700 flight hours in more than 20 types of aircraft, including the T-38, F-4 and E-3A