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JORGE F. GONZALEZ

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Jorge F. Gonzalez, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Engineering and Technical Management/Services Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He provides overall technical management for the development and support of major weapons systems across the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) enterprise. He is responsible for the proper allocation and expenditure of fiscal ($20 billion) and personnel resources (450 personnel) and for the management of the Center’s Engineering and Technical workforce (over 3,500 personnel). He also provides engineering and technical management tools to programs charged with developing, fielding and supporting technologically advanced weapon systems. In addition, he serves as the Air Force Technical Airworthiness Authority.

Mr. Gonzalez has more than 35 years of experience in civil service. He began his career in 1980 as a structural engineer at the Aeronautical Systems Division in Dayton, Ohio. Throughout his career, Mr. Gonzalez has served in multiple senior technical leadership positions supporting life cycle management of many of the fighter, bomber, transport and unmanned modern aircraft systems in the Air Force inventory. Most notably, he served as the Chief of the F-22 Airframe Integrated Product Team, was the Chief Engineer for the C-17 Globemaster III and was the Technical Director for the 402nd Maintenance Wing at the former Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center. He has held various senior staff position across Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) including Technical Director of AFMC Engineering Directorate. Mr. Gonzalez was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2010 as Director of Engineering and Technical Management for Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner-Robins, Georgia. In February 2013, Mr. Gonzalez was appointed to his current position as Director of Engineering and the Air Force Technical Authority for Airworthiness for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.

EDUCATION
1979 Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering, University of Puerto Rico
1985 Master of Science degree in aerospace engineering, University of Dayton, Ohio
1999 Master of Business Administration degree, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. February 1980 - September 1980, structural engineer, Deputy for Engineering, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2. September 1980 - August 1985, lead structures engineer, Deputy for F-16, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. August 1985 - December 1985, student, University of Dayton, Ohio
4. January 1986 - December 1988, lead engineer, Deputy for B-1B, B-1B System Program Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. December 1988 - December 1990, lead engineer, Advanced Tactical Fighter Program Office (YF-22 and YF-23), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. January 1991 - December 1996, lead engineer, F-22 SPO, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. December 1996 - June 1998, Chief, Airframe Integrated Product Team, F-22 SPO, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. June 1998 - June 1999, graduate student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
9. June 1999 - December 2000, Chief, Structures Branch, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. December 2000 - June 2001, technical assistant to the Commander, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. June 2001 - May 2002, Chief Engineer; Team Lead, Predator/Hellfire Missile Integration, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
12. May 2002 - June 2004, Chief Engineer; co-lead, C-17 Air Vehicle Integrated Product Team, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
13. June 2004 - October 2005, Director of Engineering, Agile Combat Support Systems Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
14. October 2005 - August 2006, Technical Director, Engineering Directorate, Headquarters AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
15. August 2006 - October 2007, special assistant to the Commander; member, AFSO21 and Develop and Sustain War-fighting Systems Team, Headquarters AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
16. October 2007 - May 2009, Technical Director, Engineering and Technical Management Directorate, Headquarters AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
17. May 2009 - April 2010, Technical Director, 402nd Maintenance Wing, Robins AFB, Ga.
18. April 2010 - February 2013, Director, Engineering and Technical Management, Warner Robins ALC, Robins AFB, Ga.
19.February 2013 - present, Director, Engineering and Technical Management and USAF Airworthiness Technical Authority, AFLCMC/EN-EZ, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

AWARDS AND HONORS
1997 F-22 Senior Level Professional of the Year
1997, 2004, 2009 and 2013 Meritorious Civilian Service Award
1999 MIT Sloan Fellow
2004 Director's Award Winner; Top Engineer of the Year, Engineering Directorate, ASC
2004 Chief Engineer of the Year, AFMC
2005 and 2008 Civilian Achievement Award
2007 Federal Employee of the Year
2006, 2007 and 2008 Exemplary Civilian Service Award
2008 Inducted into the Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton for accomplishments in engineering
2016 Presidential Rank Award 

(Current as of March 2017)

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