Carl P. McCullough, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Associate Director for Airspace, Ranges and Airfield Operations, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. In addition, he is the Executive Director for the Department of Defense Policy Board on Federal Aviation. In his current role, Mr. McCullough is responsible for providing worldwide access to airspace and ranges, as well as deployable combat-capable air traffic control, airfield management and base operations personnel and equipment. He represents DOD positions in support of the U.S. National Airspace System as a seamless partner with the Federal Aviation Administration. In addition, he provides strategic vision for Air Force and DOD participation and partnering in modernization of U.S. and global air transportation systems, as well as civil aviation policy formulation, airspace and aircraft access, air traffic control infrastructure and international cooperation, to include all Regional Airspace Initiatives. Mr. McCullough is the primary point of contact between Department of Defense and Department of Transportation on domestic and international civil aviation issues with potential impact to military flying operations and air defense.
Mr. McCullough is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Naval Postgraduate School. He served 24 years as a Naval aviator, flying three generations of carrier-based, tactical aircraft. He also had multiple assignments in both the Bureau of Personnel and the Naval Air Systems Command. In his final tour he commanded the Naval Plant Representative Office at McDonnell Douglas Corporation in St. Louis. Following his retirement from the Navy in 1990, Mr. McCullough served with McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Company as General Manager of its MD-500 program, and then as Vice President of RAIL Company’s Eastern Region. From 1993 to 2002, Mr. McCullough held numerous managerial and executive assignments with the FAA, including program manager for wind shear and weather radar programs, as well as satellite navigation systems, and Director of the Office of Communication, Navigation and Surveillance Systems. In May 2002, he was assigned to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as an agency representative to the National Science and Technology Council. Mr. McCullough was appointed to the Federal Aviation Executive Service in September 1999, and to the Senior Executive Service in July 2003.
1966 Bachelor's degree in engineering, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
1973 Master of science degree in management, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.
1. 1968 - 1971, A-4 and A-7 pilot, Attack Squadron 83, USS Kennedy and USS Forrestal
2. 1972 - 1973, student, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.
3. 1974 - 1976, A-7 pilot, Attack Squadron 195, USS Kitty Hawk
4. 1976 - 1978, executive assistant to the Commander, Naval Air Systems Command, Washington, D.C.
5. 1978 - 1980, light attack placement officer, Bureau of Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Navy, Washington D.C.
6. 1980 - 1982, A-7 pilot and operations officer, Carrier Wing Three, USS Saratoga and USS Kennedy
7. 1982 - 1984, tactical development and evaluation officer, Office of the Commander, Light Attack Wing Pacific, Lemoore, Calif.
8. 1984 - 1986, F/A-18 deputy program manager, Naval Air Systems Command, Washington, D.C.
9. 1986 - 1987, aeronautical engineering assignment officer, Bureau of Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Navy, Washington, D.C.
10. 1987 - 1990, Commanding Officer, Naval Plant Representative Office for McDonnell Douglas Corp., St. Louis, Mo.
11. 1990 - 1991, General Manager, MD-500 Helicopter Program, McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Company, Mesa, Ariz.
12. 1991 - 1992, Vice President, Eastern Region, RAIL Company, Arlington, Va.
13. 1993 - 2002, various managerial and executive assignments, including Deputy Director, Office of Air Traffic Systems Development, and Director, Office of Communication, Navigation and Surveillance Systems, Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, D.C.
14. May 2002 - July 2003, Department of Transportation’s representative to the National Science and Technology Council, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C.
15. July 2003 - present, Associate Director for Airspace, Ranges and Airfield Operations, Directorate of Operations and Training, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force and Executive Director, Department of Defense Policy Board on Federal Aviation, Washington, D.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star
Navy Commendation Medal with one gold star
Navy Achievement Medal
St. Louis Federal Executive Board Leadership Award
More than 2,900 flight hours and 400 arrested landings
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
RTCA Inc. Policy Board
Federal Aviation Administration Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee
Air Traffic Control Association
United States Navy League
FAA Management Advisory Council
FAA Space and Air Traffic Executive Board
RTCA ATM Advisory Board
(Current as of August 2004)