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Jon S. Ogg, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director of Engineering and Technical Management, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Mr. Ogg leads the development and implementation of engineering policies and practices spanning science and technology, research, development, test and evaluation, and sustainment. In this capacity, he is charged with the overarching systems engineering and technical management policy and practices focused on achieving fleet operational safety, suitability and effectiveness. Mr. Ogg also directs development of new initiatives designed to improve the recruitment and career management of military and civilian scientists and engineers. 

Mr. Ogg entered federal civil service in 1975 as a project engineer with the Flight Systems Directorate. He has been involved in all phases of weapon system life cycle from concept exploration to sustainment and retirement. He is recognized as an authority on the structural and operational integrity of propulsion and power systems, having spent nearly 15 years in the business. Mr. Ogg has provided technical and programmatic support to a myriad of weapon system programs, including serving in the capacity of Chief Engineer for the F-22 program for nearly a decade. He has led numerous high-level teams spanning acquisition strategies, Request for Proposal preparation, risk assessments and flight certification reviews. He helped pioneer the current integrated product-process development and product team approach in use today across the acquisition enterprise. 

Before assuming his current position, Mr. Ogg was the Chief Information Officer and Director of Communications, Headquarters AFMC. He was the command's primary catalyst for e-business transformation, responsible for identifying enterprise-wide e-business opportunities. He managed resources involved in the development and utilization of e-business solutions focused on eliminating redundancy and inefficiencies in business processes.

1975 Bachelor's degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, Ohio State University
1978 Master's degree in aeromechanical engineering, Ohio State University
1980 Doctor of Philosophy (ABD) in engineering mechanics, Ohio State University
1987 Master's degree in business management, Sloan Fellowship Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1. July 1975 - December 1977, project engineer, Flight Systems Directorate, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2. January 1978 - March 1981, lead structures engineer, F100 Engine Program, Office of the Deputy for Propulsion, ASD, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. March 1981 - October 1982, technical director for TF34-100 durability and damage tolerance assessment, Directorate of Flight Systems Engineering, ASD, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. October 1982 - June 1984, lead engineer for the F110-GE-100 engine, Office of the Deputy for Propulsion, ASD, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. June 1984 - June 1986, Chief of Strategic Engines Engineering, Office of the Deputy for Propulsion, ASD, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. June 1986 - April 1988, Technical Adviser, Directorate of Flight Systems Engineering, ASD, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. April 1988 - May 1991, Chief, Propulsion and Power Engineering Division, Advanced Tactical Fighter System Program Office, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. May 1991 - November 1993, Deputy Director of Engineering, F-22 SPO, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. November 1993 - March 1999, Chief Engineer, F-22 SPO, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. March 1999 - September 2003, Director, Engineering and Technical Management Directorate, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. September 2003 - March 2005, Director of Engineering and Technical Management, Headquarters AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
12. March 2005 - August 2007, Chief Information Officer and Director of Communications, Headquarters AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
13. August 2007 - present, Director of Engineering and Technical Management, Headquarters AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

1980 Junior Civilian Engineer of the Year, ASD
1983 Meritorious Civilian Service Award
1990 Overall Engineer of the Year, ASD
1991 Technical Manager of the Year, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
1996 Outstanding Engineer Award, Affiliate Societies Council
1997 Executive Achievement Award, Senior Executive Association
1998 Chief Engineer of the Year, ASC
1999 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
2000 Exceptional Civilian Service Award
2005 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
2006 Legacy Award, Air Force Association

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
Joint Oversight Board for Aeronautical Engineering Education
Wright State Engineering Advisory Board
Southern Methodist Christians Systems Engineering Program Development Team
Wright-Patterson AFB Educational Fund
University of Dayton Engineering Advisory Board

(Current as of September 2007)


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