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DR. FREDERICK A. TOKARZ

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Dr. Frederick A. Tokarz, a Senior Level executive, is Technical Adviser, Low Observables, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Dr. Tokarz provides technical oversight, advice and guidance in low observable technology to the highest Air Force and government officials. He consults with the leadership from ASC, Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force and other agencies on low observable technology, low observable supportability issues, and technical studies and evaluations to ensure the most cost-effective solutions.

Dr. Tokarz entered federal service at Wright-Patterson AFB in 1973 as an electronic warfare technical specialist on projects involving expendable infrared and radio frequency countermeasures. He later served in the F-16 Program Office on the integration of the airborne self-protection jammer into the F-16. Following a year of residence at The Ohio State University, he returned to Wright-Patterson AFB working defensive avionics for the U-2 and SR-71 Program Offices. Dr. Tokarz has been a technical specialist and technical expert for low observables for ASC's Defensive Systems Branch.

In 1999, Dr. Tokarz was selected to become the Technical Adviser for Low Observables for ASC's Engineering Directorate. He was appointed as a Senior Level executive in 2007. Dr. Tokarz has mentored and trained more than 50 low observable engineers. He has delivered lectures and developed a special Department of Defense Low Observables Short Course that has been taught to more than 500 scientists and engineers since its inception. He has provided technical advice and counsel to a wide range of federal agencies including the Department of Justice.

EDUCATION
1971 Bachelor of Science degree in physics, Western Illinois University, Macomb
1973 Master of Science degree in physics, Western Illinois University, Macomb
1980 Master of Science degree in electrical engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus
1988 Doctor of Philosophy degree in electrical engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1973 - 1978, electronic warfare technical specialist, Optical and Expendable Branch, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2. 1978 - 1982, electronic warfare technical specialist, Electronic Warfare Equipment Branch, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. 1982 - 1983, electronic warfare engineer, F-16 System Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. 1983 - 1984, student, The Ohio State University, Columbus
5. 1984 - 1987, lead electronic warfare engineer, Deputy for Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. 1987 - 1994, technical specialist, Low Observables, Defensive Systems Branch, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. 1994 - 1999, technical expert, Low Observables, Defensive Systems Branch, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. 1999 - 2007, Technical Adviser, Low Observables, Defensive Systems Branch, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. 2007 - present, Technical Adviser, Low Observables, Aeronautical Systems Center,  Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

AWARDS AND HONORS
1989 Letter of Commendation for being senior technical adviser on the Air Force Anechoic Facility
1991 Letter of Commendation for being co-chairman of the National B-2 Blue Ribbon Team
2007 First recipient of the Fredrick T. Rall Career Excellence Award

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Association of Old Crows
National Defense Industrial Association

(Current as of October 2009)

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