Dr. Daniel L. Atkins, a Defense Intelligence Senior Leader, is the Technical Adviser for the Director of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Dr. Atkins provides guidance to over 800 Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System and Military personnel supporting AFMC’s science and technology, acquisition, test, sustainment, nuclear enterprise, and installation management efforts. He is the principal technical advisor and expert on intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and acquisition intelligence to the AFMC Director, ISR. He provides strategic vision, planning, and direction for all ISR matters and provides senior leadership and strategic vision for the AFMC acquisition intelligence workforce.
Dr. Atkins has over 30 years of experience in the science, engineering, research, academic and intelligence communities, including service at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency (25th AF), the Air Force Research Laboratory, the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, and Fortune 500 companies.
His experience spans both the public and private sectors. Dr. Atkins developed policy and guidance to enhance and optimize S&TI analysis in support of the DoD intelligence and acquisition communities. His finished intelligence work has gained national prominence and has been briefed to senior national leaders, including the President, Congress, and senior DOD leadership. He directed NASIC's GEOINT/MASINT Innovation Squadron developing and transitioning new ISR capabilities to the operational environment. As Air Force ISR Agency A2, Director of Analysis and Applications, he was responsible for developing and advocating intelligence capabilities dedicated to the fusion and in-depth analysis of information vital to sustaining the full-spectrum Air Force ISR mission. He exercised staff management and direction of Headquarters U.S. Air Force ISR Agency staff personnel and associated resources involved in analytic functions at more than 70 locations worldwide involving over $300 million in annual expenditures. He was the Commander's primary ISR analytical adviser and subject matter expert. He has managed laboratory resources and personnel, performed research, and has overseen the development of new technologies for the U.S. Air Force.
1982 Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Dayton, Ohio
1997 Master of Business Administration, University of South Florida, Tampa
1999 Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering, University of Dayton, Ohio
2004 PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Dayton, Ohio
2008 Master’s, military operational art and science (ACSC in residency), Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1. May 1982 - February 1985, Project Engineer at the Department of Energy's Mound Nuclear Weapons Component Production Facility managed by Monsanto Research Corporation, Miamisburg, Ohio
2. February 1985 - December 1998, Project Engineer/Engineering Manager/Director; Sarasota Memorial Hospital; Florida Power and Light Company; Bosek, Gibson and Associates; Columbia/HCA, Sarasota, Fla., and Nashville, Tenn.
3. January 1999 - April 2001, Research Engineer and Graduate Student, University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio, and AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. April 2001 - December 2003, Aerospace Engineer intelligence analyst for systems and proliferation, National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. December 2003 - January 2005, Program Manager for Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Propulsion Directorate, Turbine Division, Fuels Branch, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. January 2005 - July 2007, Aerospace Engineer Principal Intelligence Analyst and Executive Client Advocate, NASIC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. August 2007 - June 2008, Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
8. June 2008 - September 2008, Executive Client Advocate for Policy Makers, NASIC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. September 2008 - August 2009, Director of Analysis and Applications (A2), Air Force ISR Agency, Lackland AFB, Texas
10. August 2009 - January 2011, Director, GEOINT/MASINT Squadron, NASIC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. January 2011 - January 2012, Scientific and Technical Intelligence SIO, OUSD(I), Pentagon, Washington D.C.
12. January 2012 - June 2012, Senior Intelligence Analyst, IADS Squadron, NASIC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
13. June 2012 - present, Technical Adviser, Headquarters AFMC/A2/5, ISR and Requirements, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (effective April 2015, Headquarters AFMC/A2, ISR)
AWARDS AND HONORS
2009 Air Force Exemplary Civilian Service Award
2006 NASIC Superior Performance Award
2005 NASIC Outstanding Engineer of the Year Award
2005 HQ AF ISR Agency Gordon W. Sommers Outstanding Civilian of the Year Award
2004 Special Act/Service Award, Air Force Research Laboratory, Propulsion Directorate
2003 Air Force Civilian Achievement Award
2003 NASIC Superior Performance: Individual and Team Awards
1999-2004 Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute Fellow
Licensed Professional Engineer, Fla.
Licensed Professional Engineer, Ohio
Certified Energy Manager, Association of Energy Engineers
Atkins, Daniel L., et. al., 2005, "Experimental Studies of Jet Fuel Viscosity at Low Temperatures, Using a Rotational Viscometer and an Optical Cell
," Energy & Fuels, 19, pp. 1935-1947.
Atkins, Daniel L., et. al., 2005, "Computational Model of the Freezing of Jet Fuel
," AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 356-367.
Atkins, Daniel L., et.al., 2001, "Freezing of Jet Fuel Within a Buoyancy-Driven Flow in a Rectangular Optical Cell
," Energy & Fuels, 15, pp. 1233-1240.
Atkins, Daniel L., et. al., "Simulation of the Freezing of Jet Fuel
", NATO Research and Technology Organization, Loen, Norway, 2001.
Atkins, Daniel L., et. al., "Flow Visualization of the Freezing of Jet Fuel
," IASH 2000, the 7th International Conference On Stability and Handling of Liquid Fuels, Sept. 2000.
(Current as of September 2015)