Selected for reassignment as Director, Plans and Programs, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Dr. Walter F. Jones, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director of Aerospace and Materials Sciences, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, Va. The AFOSR reports to the Air Force Research Laboratory, with headquarters at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Dr. Jones plans, coordinates and executes a $55 million basic research program that includes solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, materials science and propulsion. His research program is conducted by scientists and engineers in academia, industry and Air Force laboratories.
Dr. Jones has held a wide variety of positions in government and academia. He most recently served as Senior Program Analyst with the Office of the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence for Community Management. He has held several positions with the Air Force, including Deputy for Research Sciences with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, and Deputy for Science and Technology with the Office of the National Security Space Architect. Dr. Jones has also held faculty positions at the University of Florida and the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Jones research publications are in the field of thermomechanical behavior of advanced structural composite materials. He is the editor and co-editor of six conference proceedings and more than 25 technical publications and reports. Dr. Jones was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2002.
1978 Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.
1981 Master's degree in engineering mechanics, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.
1982 Doctor of Philosophy degree in engineering mechanics, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.
1998 Leadership for a Democratic Society, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va.
1999 Master's degree in national resource strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1999 Senior Acquisition Course, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1. August 1982 - August 1983, visiting assistant professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.
2. August 1983 - August 1986, assistant professor, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
3. August 1986 - August 1988, associate professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Mechanics and Engineering Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
4. August 1988 - July 1991, development staff member, Engineering Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
5. July 1991 - October 1995, program manager, Directorate of Aerospace and Materials Sciences, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C.
6. October 1995 - August 1998, Deputy for Research Sciences, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Arlington, Va.
7. August 1998 - June 1999, student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, D.C.
8. June 1999 - June 2001, Deputy for Science and Technology, Office of the National Security Space Architect, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence, Chantilly, Va.
9. June 2001- January 2002, Senior Program Analyst, Program Assessment and Evaluation Office, Office of the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence for Community Management, Washington, D.C.
10. January 2002 - present, Director, Aerospace and Materials Sciences, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, Va.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association International
American Academy of Mechanics
Associate fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Senior Executives Association
Society for Experimental Mechanics