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MICHAEL R. NICOL

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Michael R. Nicol, a Senior Level executive, is Technical Adviser, Embedded Computer Systems Software, Aeronautical Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Mr. Nicol's responsibilities include exploiting state-of-the-art engineering technology for embedded computer systems software, and championing the development and application of embedded software engineering processes to specific weapons systems. Mr. Nicol consults with the leadership from ASC, AFMC, Air Force and the Office of the Secretary of Defense on software policy, practices, and technical studies and evaluations to ensure the most cost-effective solutions.

Mr. Nicol entered federal service in 1975 and has held a variety of engineering positions within ASCs Directorate of Engineering, system program offices and laboratory staffs. He was appointed as a Senior Level executive in 2002.

EDUCATION
1975 Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, Ohio Northern University, Ada
1982 Master of Science in computer systems, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1975 - 1980, electrical and electronics engineer, Air Force Human Resources Laboratory, Advanced Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2. 1980 - 1983, training systems engineer, Office of the Deputy for Engineering, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. 1983 - 1985, group leader, Visual and Electro-Optical Branch, Office of the Deputy for Engineering, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. 1985 - 1986, training systems engineer, Simulator Systems Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. 1986 - 1988, lead training systems engineer, B-2 System Program Office, ASD, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. 1988 - 1993, computer resources systems integration engineer, B-2 System Program Office, ASD and Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. 1993 - 1999, computer systems and software technical expert, Directorate of Engineering, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. 1999 - 2002, branch technical adviser for embedded computer systems and software, Directorate of Engineering, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. 2002 - present, Technical Adviser for Embedded Computer Systems Software, ASC, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

AWARDS AND HONORS
1981 Special Act/Achievement Award
1981 Aeronautical Systems Division and Air Force Association Award for Engineering Achievement
1993 and 2002  Air Force Certificate of Commendation
1997 Air Force Notable Achievement Award
1999 and 2002  Exemplary Civilian Service Award
2001 Chief of Staff of the Air Force and Secretary of the Air Force Year 2000 Commendation for Outstanding Service
2001 Year 2000 Program, AFMC Letter of Commendation and Certificate of Merit
2008 Civilian Achievement Award
2009 Meritorious Civilian Service Award

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society
Association of Computing Machinery
Air Force Association
Senior Executives Association

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering, Level III
Program Management, Level III

(Current as of May 2010)

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