William Maikisch, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Executive Director of the Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. The center is responsible for Air Force research, design, development and acquisition of space launch, command and control, and satellite items.
Mr. Maikisch began his Air Force career in 1973 with the space and missile systems organization. Since then, he remains actively involved in space systems acquisition. His experience spans every space mission area: early warning, command and control, weather, communication, launch and navigation. Mr. Maikisch has also worked in the contracting, program management and engineering career fields.
1973 Bachelor of Arts degree in business, California State University, Fullerton
1977 Master of Business Administration degree, California State University, Dominguez Hills
1986 Master of Science degree in management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1990 Program for Senior Managers in Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1. 1973 - 1978, acquisition development program member, space and missile systems, Los Angeles Air Force Station, Calif.
2. 1978 - 1980, Chief, Contract Writing Division, Los Angeles AFS, Calif.
3. 1980 - 1983, Air Force Office of Special Projects, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
4. 1983 - 1985, Deputy Director, launch and control systems contracts for Titan, Atlas, Scout, inertial upper stage, expendable launch vehicles, Consolidated Space Operations Center and Automated Remote Tracking Station, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
5. 1985 - 1986, Sloan Fellow, MIT
6. 1986 - 1987, Deputy Program Director for Titan Launch Systems, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
7. 1987 - 1988, Deputy Program Director for Launch Vehicles, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
8. 1988 - 1989, Deputy Director for Contracting, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
9. 1989 - 1994, Deputy Chief of Staff for Program Management, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
10. 1994 - 2001, Executive Director, Headquarters Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
11. 2001 - present, Executive Director, Headquarters Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Civilian Meritorious Service Medal
California Civilian of the Year Award, Air Force Association
1992, 1997 and 2002 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
2007 Distinguished Intelligence Executive Presidential Rank Award
(Current as of January 2008)