Charles F. McBrearty Jr., a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Materials Technology, Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Mr. McBrearty directs AFTAC's largest product area with an annual program budget of more than $140 million, and he directs the work of more than 200 scientific and engineering personnel. He is also responsible for the management of a network of 13 analytical laboratories engaged in trace nuclear and non-nuclear materials analysis in support of AFTAC's global treaty monitoring. He guides AFTAC's research and development programs exploring new technologies to enhance and assist treaty verification and efforts to limit the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction. His responsibilities cover diverse sciences and technologies ranging from nuclear engineering, chemistry and meteorology to collection and analysis technique development. Mr. McBrearty directs the center's nuclear analysis and evaluation support to the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Department of State in their monitoring of the nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.
Mr. McBrearty has served in a variety of leadership, academic and technical positions in government and industry. He entered the Air Force in 1967 as a distinguished graduate of the Texas A&M University ROTC program and served as a commissioned officer until 1991. Following his retirement from active duty, he managed NASA's Toxic Vapor Detection Laboratory supporting space shuttle operations at Kennedy Space Center. He held two command positions with AFTAC, taught at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and has served in numerous staff and scientific positions. He returned to federal service in 1993 to assume his current position. Mr. McBrearty was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 1998.
1965 Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, Texas A&M University
1967 Master of Science degree in chemistry, Texas A&M University
1968 Research and Development Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1979 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1998 National Security Management Program, Washington, D.C.
1. 1967 - 1970, analytical chemist, Air Force Materials Laboratory, Air Force Logistics Center, McClellan AFB, Calif.
2. 1970 - 1974, associate professor of chemistry, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
3. 1974 - 1978, Chief, Radiochemistry and Environmental Analysis, McClellan Central Laboratory, Air Force Technical Applications Center, McClellan AFB, Calif.
4. 1979 - 1981, Laboratory Program Manager, Radiometrics Directorate, AFTAC, Patrick AFB, Fla.
5. 1981 - 1983, Scientific Liaison Officer, U.S. Defense Attaché Office, Department of State
6. 1984 - 1985, Chief, Nuclear Technology Research and Development and Computer Operations Division, AFTAC, Patrick AFB, Fla.
7. 1985 - 1987, Deputy Director of Nuclear Technology, AFTAC, Patrick AFB, Fla.
8. 1987 - 1989, Commander, AFTAC Pacific Operations, Pacific Technical Operations Area, Wheeler AFB, Hawaii
9. 1989 - 1991, Director, Plans and Resources, AFTAC, Patrick AFB, Fla.
10. 1991 - 1993, Senior Research Analyst and Laboratory Manager, Boeing Aerospace, NASA Toxic Vapor Laboratory, Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
11. 1993 - present, Director, Materials Technology, AFTAC, Patrick AFB, Fla.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
National Intelligence Medal of Achievement
(Current as of May 2005)