James D. "Doug" Marlowe, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Technical Director, Headquarters Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. The center is responsible for testing more than 250 major programs at 20 different locations worldwide. As Technical Director, Mr. Marlowe provides technical guidance on Air Force operational test and evaluation programs to the center's commander, headquarters staff, five detachments and more than 20 operating locations.
Mr. Marlowe began his flight test career with the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB, Calif. He served as the AFOTEC F-16 test pilot and program manager for the Air Defense Fighter Program. Mr. Marlowe supervised the planning, conduct and reporting of the combined ADF Developmental and Operational Flight Test, and flew in many U.S. Air Force F-16 test programs. Mr. Marlowe also served as a test pilot with the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command Test Center, where he planned and led numerous operational flight tests of F-16 software upgrades, Advanced Concept Technology demonstrations, innovative avionics upgrade programs, joint service tests, and tactics development and evaluations. He later served as adviser to the AFOTEC Commander and as Assistant to the Director of Requirements at Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
Prior to his flight test assignments, Mr. Marlowe served as an F-4E pilot in West Germany, and as the fighter tactical air liaison officer for the Army's 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. He also served as Chief of Fighter Systems Academics and as an instructor pilot for an F-4 training wing.
1977 Bachelor of Science degree in astronautical engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1978 Squadron Officer School
1982 Master of Science degree in aeronautical science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
1982 U.S. Air Force Air-to-Ground Operations Course
1984 Raytheon AIM-7 and AIM-9 Course
1985 U.S. Air Force F-4 Fighter Weapons School
1985 Hughes AMRAAM Course
1986 Air Command and Staff College
1986 F-16 pilot training
1988 National Test Pilot School Course
1992 Air War College
1997 Senior Officer Space Applications Course
2001 Program for Senior Managers in Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2002 Senior Executive Service APEX Course
2003 Program on Negotiation for Senior Executives, Harvard University
2004 Design and Analysis of Experiments, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
1. 1977 - 1978, student, undergraduate pilot training, Columbus AFB, Miss.
2. 1978 - 1979, student, fighter lead-in training, Holloman AFB, N.M.
3. 1979 - 1979, student, F-4 pilot training, George AFB, Calif.
4. 1979 - 1982, F-4 pilot, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany
5. 1982 - 1983, Air Liaison Officer, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Bliss, Texas
6. 1983 - 1986, F-4 instructor pilot and Chief of Fighter Systems Academics, Kingsley Field, Ore.
7. 1987 - 1989, F-16 test pilot, Edwards AFB, Calif.
8. 1990 - 1995, F-16 test pilot, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command Test Center, Tucson, Ariz.
9. 1995 - 1996, Adviser to the AFOTEC Commander, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
10. 1996 - 1999, Assistant to the Director of Requirements, Headquarters ACC, Langley AFB, Va.
11. 1999 - 2000, Adviser to the Commander of 12th Air Force, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
12. 2000 - present, Technical Director, Headquarters AFOTEC, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
Rating: Former command pilot, fighter weapons instructor pilot
Flight hours: 2,800
Aircraft flown: F-16A/C, F-4C/D/E, T-38, T-37, OH-58 and F-104
AWARDS AND HONORS
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Nominee, Col. James Jabara Award for airmanship
Licensed professional engineer