Carl S. Wolf, a Senior Level executive, is Technical Director of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. He provides technical oversight, advice and guidance for selected study, development and fielding activities. These activities are tasked directly by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; the Secretary of the Air Force; and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force. The Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office is responsible for the development and deployment of significant upgrades to the Integrated Air Defense System now operational around the National Capital Region. Other responsibilities include technical integration of Department of Defense classified activities, and consults on these activities to Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Congress and the White House.
Mr. Wolf was commissioned in 1977 through the Air Force ROTC program. His acquisition career includes flight test, foreign intelligence assessment and program management assignments. He conducted all weather evaluations and subsystem development test on the F-16A/B, A-10A, air launched cruise missile, and F-15C conformal fuel tanks and structural upgrades. Upon graduation from Test Pilot School in 1984 he directed transition of critical stealth capabilities from developmental to operational at the squadron, group and wing levels for the F-117A and B-2A. In 1990 he transitioned from active duty to the Reserve where he ultimately was assigned as the individual mobilization augmentee to the Director, Special Programs, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition), Washington, D.C. He retired from the Reserve in 2007 after a 30-year career.
Mr. Wolf held various positions within Naval Air Systems Command from 1991 to 2010. He identified key technologies needed to improve supportability of low observable aircraft and helped establish the Joint Working Group for Low Observables. He spent four years with the F-35 Program where he served as the Survivability Integrated Product Team Lead. Mr. Wolf became Program Manager for the Advanced Capabilities Office in 2000, directing the development of classified systems for inclusion in a variety of Navy platforms. He was appointed a Senior Level executive in 2010.
1976 Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs
1982 Master of Science degree in aeronautical engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1984 Flight Test Engineer Course, USAF Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif.
1989 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar
1998 Senior Executive Management Development Program, Naval Aviation Executive Institute, Washington, D.C.
1998 Advanced Program Management Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2003 Air War College, by correspondence
1. March 1977 - June 1980, flight test engineer, 6510th Test Wing, Edwards AFB, Calif.
2. June 1980 - December 1981, graduate student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. January 1983 - November 1983, foreign space systems engineer, Foreign Technology Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. December 1983 - December 1984, student, USAF Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif.
5. December 1984 - May 1990, branch head, B-2A Low Observables and Survivability, 412th Test Group, Edwards AFB, Calif.
6. June 1990 - June 1991, A-12 low observable technology specialist, Veda, Inc., Lexington Park, Md.
7. June 1991 - September 1993, AF-X survivability engineer, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.
8. October 1993 - September 1996, Team Lead, Joint Advanced Strike Technology Supportable Low Observable, Arlington, Va.
9. October 1996 - September 2000, Integrated Product Team Lead, Joint Strike Fighter Survivability, Arlington, Va.
10. October 2000 - September 2010, Program Manager, Advanced Capabilities Program Office, Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, Md.
11. September 2010 - present, Technical Director, Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Medal
1979 Company Grade Officer of the Year, Air Force Flight Test Center
Test and Evaluation, Level III, Acquisition Professional Development Program
Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering, Level III, APDP
Program Management, Level III, APDP
(Current as of October 2010)