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Gary K. Waggoner:

Military Branch:United States Airforce
Retired March 2, 2005.  
Gary K. Waggoner, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Associate Director, Manufacturing Technology and Affordability, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Mr. Waggoner is responsible for planning and executing Air Force programs in manufacturing technology, industrial base analysis and defense production. These programs have a combined yearly budget of nearly $100 million. He also plans, integrates and leads the Air Force Research Laboratory initiative to develop and implement affordability considerations across laboratory core technology programs and organizations. In this role, he is the senior champion for integrating affordability initiatives through the corporate Air Force and Department of Defense research, development and engineering establishment.
After five years with McDonnell Douglas astronautics and aeronautics, Mr. Waggoner began his career with the Air Force in 1972. He has held various engineering and management positions in Air Force acquisition, logistics and research, and development organizations. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2000.
EDUCATION
1968 Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence
1971 Master of Science in aerospace engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
1973 Aircraft System Survivability Course, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
1981 Test and Evaluation Management Course, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
1982 Security Assistance Management Executive Course
1992 Program for Federal Executives
1996 Federal Executive Institute
CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. August 1968 - March 1970, design engineer, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics, Huntington Beach, Calif.
2. March 1970 - March 1972, design engineer, McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, Long Beach, Calif.
3. March 1972 - March 1977, aeronautical engineer, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
4. March 1977 - April 1979, aeronautical engineer, Engineering Specialties Branch, Air Force Acquisition Logistics Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
5. April 1979 - January 1981, Chief, Laboratory Interface Branch, Air Force Acquisition Logistics Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
6. January 1981 - January 1982, Director for Logistics Engineering, Air Force Acquisition Logistics Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
7. January 1982 - April 1983, Chief, Acquisition Support Division, Headquarters Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
8. April 1983 - September 1984, Deputy and Acting Manager, Space Applications Major Thrust Office, Wright Aeronautical Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
9. September 1984 - June 1985, Chief of the Programs Office, Air Force Materials Laboratory, Wright Aeronautical Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
10. June 1985 - December 1987, Manager, Space Applications Major Thrust Office, Wright Aeronautical Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
11. December 1987 - December 1995, Chief, Hardened Materials Branch, Materials Directorate, Wright Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
12. December 1995 - August 2000, Chief, Systems Support Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
13. August 2000 - present, Associate Director, Manufacturing Technology and Affordability, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
AWARDS AND HONORS
Air Force performance awards (24)
1993 Dragon Slayer Award, Wright Laboratory
1993 NASA Materials Research and Development Review Team, Langley Air Force Base, Va.
1994 NASA National Facility Task Force
1994 Materials Directorate Award for Management Excellence
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
Executive Development "Top 15%" Program, Air Force Systems Command
President and trustee, Cardinal Hill Recreation Club
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering, Level III, Acquisition Professional Development Program

 

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