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JEFFREY W. EGGERS

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Jeffrey W. Eggers, a Defense Intelligence Senior Level executive, is the Chief Technology Officer for the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He manages Science and Technology policy supporting the Air Force ISR enterprise.  

Mr. Eggers retired from the Air Force as a Colonel in 2011 after 27 years of service. He most recently served at the Pentagon as the Director of Advanced ISR Capabilities and Director of Unmanned Aerial System Transformation. In these roles he delivered transformative capabilities in the areas of UAS operations, geo-spatial intelligence, mission planning and targeting.

Mr. Eggers is a distinguished graduate with honors from United States Air Force Academy class of 1984. He attended the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program and served three tours flying the A-10 Thunderbolt II and one tour flying the MQ-1 Predator. His A-10 experience culminated as Chief of A-10 Operational Flight Test where he helped develop and test most of the major upgrades and tactics in use today. In June 2005, he became the first reserve officer to serve as Deputy Commander of the 432nd Operations Group, performing operational, training, and test missions using the MQ-1 and MQ-9 aircraft in support of the Global War on Terror.  Mr. Eggers is a Command Pilot with over 3000 hours in 10 aircraft and a Charles Stark Draper Fellow.

EDUCATION
1984 Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and mathematics, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1989 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1994 Master of Science degree in aeronautics and astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
2002 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2006 Air War College, by correspondence

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1984 - 1984, electrical engineer, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2. 1984 - 1985, student, Euro-NATO joint jet pilot training, Sheppard AFB, Texas
3. 1986 - 1989, A-10 instructor pilot, 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Myrtle Beach AFB, S.C.
4. 1989 - 1991, A-10 operational test pilot, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev.
5. 1991 - 1993, A-10 Test Project Manager, 57th Test Group, Nellis AFB, Nev.
6. 1993 - 1994, student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
7. 1995 - 1997, Chief, A-10 Test Division, 57th Test Group, Nellis AFB, Nev.
8. 1997 - 1998, assistant operations officer, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev.
9. 1998 - 2003, air operations staff officer, Office of the Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
10. 2003 - 2003, Chief, Technical Integration, Office of Modeling and Simulation for the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
11. 2003 - 2007, Chief, Predator RPA, Headquarters Air Force Combat Support Office, Operating Location-1, Nellis AFB, Nev.
12. 2005 - 2007, Deputy Commander, 57th Operations Group, Nellis AFB, Nev.
13. 2007 - 2007, Deputy Commander, 432nd Operations Group, Creech AFB, Nev.
14. 2007 - 2008, Director of UAS Transformation, Headquarters Air Force Combat Support Office, Washington, D.C.
15. 2008 - 2011, Director of Advanced ISR Capabilities, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
16. 2011 - 2012, Senior Adviser, Unmanned Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Innovations and Unmanned Aerial Systems Task Force, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
17. 2012 - present, Chief Technology Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

AWARDS AND HONORS
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Charles Stark Draper Fellow
Air Force Inspector General Superior Performer
422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron Tester of the Year

(Current as of November 2016)

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