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Stephen C. Korn:

Military Branch:United States Airforce
Retired Jan. 3, 2005.  
Stephen C. Korn, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Associate Director for Weapons, Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. In this capacity, he shares in the management and direction of the directorate, and provides administrative and technical guidance to a staff of more than 400 scientists and engineers developing air-launched conventional munitions technology. The activities of the Munitions Directorate include research on missile seekers, navigation and control, image processing, munition integration, warheads, fuzing, explosives, and technology assessment methodology. His duties also include the weapons chair for the Defense Department's Project Reliance where he coordinates investment planning in weapons technology for the three services and department agencies.
In 1977, after serving eight years on active duty with the Air Force, Korn began his career in federal civil service with the Air Force Armament Laboratory at Eglin. His more than 31 years of aerospace engineering experience also include four years in systems program management with the A-10 Aircraft System Program Office at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. He has 27 years experience in the Air Force laboratory system developing munitions science and technology. Korn has held management positions as an engineering technical adviser, program manager, engineering branch chief, engineering division technical director, engineering division chief and deputy director.
EDUCATION
1968 Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering, Auburn University
1969 Master of Science degree in aerospace engineering, Auburn University
1980 Master's degree in public administration, University of West Florida
1972 Squadron Officer School
1976 Air Command and Staff College
CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. August 1969 - October 1973, project engineer, Aircraft Compatibility Branch, Air Force Armament Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Fla.
2. November 1973 - August 1977, armament integration engineering, A-10 System Program Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. September 1977 - November 1981, Chief, Weapon Airframe Technology Team, Aircraft Compatibility Branch, Air Force Armament Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Fla.
4. November 1981 - July 1983, technical adviser, Aerodynamics Branch, Air Force Armament Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Fla.
5. August 1983 - February 1985, technical adviser, Flight Vehicles Branch, Air Force Armament Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Fla.
6. February 1985 - April 1988, Chief, Aerodynamics Branch, Air Force Armament Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Fla.
7. April 1988 - October 1988, Technical Director, Weapon Flight Mechanics Division, Air Force Armament Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Fla.
8. October 1988 - October 1991, Chief, Weapon Flight Mechanics Division, Air Force Armament Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Fla.
9. October 1991 - August 1995, Chief, Munitions Division, Armament Directorate, Wright Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Fla.
10. August 1995 - October 1997, Deputy Director, Armament Directorate, Wright Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Fla.
11. October 1997 - November 2000, Deputy Director, Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Fla.
12. November 2000 - present, Associate Director for Weapons, Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Fla.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Reserve Officer Supervisor of the Year, Wright Laboratory
Reserve Officer of the Year, Armament Division
Engineer of the Year, Armament Directorate
Program Manager of the Year, Armament Directorate
Supervisor of the Year, Armament Directorate
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
Deputy director for technical matters, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Region II
National AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Technical Committee
Former chairman, Northwest Florida Section, AIAA
Author and co-writer of more than 30 publications in aerodynamics or air armament
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
1993 System Planning, Research, Development and Engineering, Level III, APDP
1994 Program Management, Level I, APDP

 

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