Dr. Mark Mehalic is the Deputy Director for Air, Space, and Cyberspace Operations at Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. In his position, he is responsible for developmental test and evaluation infrastructure for AFMC, along with enabling cyber-secure integrated multi-domain strategies, governance, and mission assurance to deliver and support agile war-winning capabilities. He is also responsible for the command's flight and test policy, and resource allocation for flight management, airfield services, weather services and command and control operations and plans.
Dr. Mehalic has had two tours with the Air Force Research Laboratory, working various research and development efforts from digital flight control to integrated air battle planning & execution. He was a test engineer with the 3246th Test Wing (forerunner of the 96th Test Wing) at Eglin AFB, Fla, performing electronic warfare effectiveness testing. Dr. Mehalic was an Assistant Professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology, teaching and performing research in the areas of integrated circuit design and communications/electronic warfare. Dr. Mehalic served two tours at HQ Air Force Materiel Command; once in the Test & Evaluation Division, developing T&E policy and managing T&E resources, and the other in the Capabilities and Requirements Division, performing long-range requirements planning for new weapons systems. He also served as the Director of Programs and Resources for U.S. Southern Command, responsible for the programming and execution of all funds. Dr. Mehalic retired from the Air Force as a colonel in 2009 and joined the civil service ranks. He was Director of Engineering & Technical Management, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, where he was responsible for scientist & engineer workforce development, test and evaluation policy and processes, engineering policy and technical advice to the Center Commander and Program Executive Officer for Strategic Systems. He then became the Executive and then Vice Director of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold AFB Tenn., where he was responsible for ground-based testing of aerospace system.
1980 Bachelor of Science, electrical engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
1983 Master of Science, electrical engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology
1989 Doctor of Philosophy, electrical engineering, University of Illinois
1993 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar
1997 Education with Industry, Lockheed-Martin Ocean, Radar, & Surveillance Systems
1998 Air War College, by correspondence
2001 Defense Systems Management College Advanced Program Management Course
1. 1980 - 1982, Electrical Engineer, Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2. 1982 - 1983, Masters student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. 1983 - 1986, Electronic Warfare Test Engineer, 3246th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla.
4. 1986 - 1989, Doctoral student, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.
5. 1989 - 1994, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. 1994 - 1997, Chief, Command & Control Systems Development & Evaluation, Rome Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
7. 1997 - 1999, Deputy Chief, Information Systems Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
8. 1999 - 2002, Chief, Armament and Command & Control Test Team, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. 2002 - 2006, Director, Programs and Resources, U.S. Southern Command, Miami
10. 2006 - 2009, Chief, Capability Planning & Requirements Division, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. 2009 - 2013, Technical Director, Engineering & Technical Management Directorate, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
12. 2013 - 2014, Director, Engineering & Technical Management Directorate, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
13. 2014 - 2017, Executive Director, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
14. 2017 - 2018, Vice Director, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
15. 2018 - present, Deputy Director, Air, Space, and Cyberspace Operations, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal, 1986
Meritorious Service Medal, 2002
Defense Superior Service Medal, 2006
Legion of Merit, 2009
1980 Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Distinguished Graduate
1992 Air Force Institute of Technology Outstanding Instructor Award
1993 Harrell V. Noble Award, Achievement in Electron Devices, IEEE Dayton Section
(Current as of May 2018)