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MARK J. FRAKER

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Mark J. Fraker, a Senior Level executive, is Technical Adviser, Avionics Development and Integration, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. He serves as the recognized authority in avionics systems charged with providing technical oversight and advice to the highest Air Force and government officials.

Mr. Fraker entered federal service in 1982 as a project engineer at the Naval Avionics Center in Indianapolis where he worked on fleet sustainment and avionics modernization efforts for the EP-3E and ES-3 reconnaissance and electronic intelligence gathering platforms. After five years he transferred to Wright-Patterson AFB and served as lead engineer for several systems on the EC-130H Compass Call Program as well as advanced technology demonstration/validation efforts for the Advanced Tactical Fighter Program. He then held several assignments working on the F-22 Raptor, culminating as the Chief Engineer where he helped prepare the aircraft for its initial operational test and evaluation.

In 2004, Mr. Fraker was appointed as Technical Director at the F-16 Systems Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, where his responsibilities included technical oversight of development, test, production and modification programs of all Block 40/50 F-16s. Prior to his current assignment, he was Chief Systems Engineer for the Sensors Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory. He served as the principal adviser to the Director and Chief Scientist and was the directorate's representative on AFRL's Systems Engineering Council and Thermal Steering Committee.

EDUCATION
1982 Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, Ohio State University, Ohio
1992 Systems Engineering Management, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2000 Master of Science degree in management science, University of Dayton, Ohio
2004 Leadership Management, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va.
2005 Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management, Washington, D.C.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. June 1982 - June 1987, lead project engineer, EP-3E Airborne Reconnaissance and ESM Systems, Naval Avionics Center, Indianapolis, Ind.
2. June 1987 - June 1988, lead avionics engineer, EC-130H Compass Call Program, Reconnaissance Warfare Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. June 1988 - August 1991, lead avionics engineer, Advanced Technologies Demonstration and Validation, Advanced Tactical Fighter Program, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. August 1991 - July 1997, lead avionics integration engineer, F-22A System Program Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. July 1997 - September 1999, Chief, Avionics Integration Integrated Product Team, F-22A SPO, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. September 1999 - May 2000, student, Engineering Department, University of Dayton, Ohio
7. June 2000 - October 2002, Chief Avionics Engineer, F-22A SPO, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. October 2002 - November 2004, Chief Engineer, F-22A SPO, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. November 2004 - July 2007, Technical Director, F-16 SPO, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. July 2007 - June 2009, Chief Systems Engineer, Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. June 2009 - present, Technical Adviser, Avionics Development and Integration, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

AWARDS AND HONORS
1995 Director's Choice Annual Award, Engineering Directorate, Aeronautical Systems Center
1996 Nominee for the Arthur S. Flemming Award: Scientific Category, Air Force Materiel Command
2005 Civilian Meritorious Service Medal
2007 and 2008 Special Act/Service Award

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
National Defense Industrial Association
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
Air Force Association

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

(Current as of February 2010)

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