LILY S. ARCUSA

Ms. Lily S. Arcusa, a member of the Senior Executive Service is the Director of Engineering and Technical Management Chief Engineer, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. She provides wide ranging leadership for ensuring technical supremacy and integrity of all Air Force aircraft, engines, munitions, electronic and business systems.

Ms. Arcusa is the United States Air Force Technical Airworthiness Authority for Air Force weapon systems, and she is leading the transformation to digital engineering to unleash the value of technology disruption and provide rapid capability maturation, delivery and readiness. Ms. Arcusa oversees a national engineering organization of 6,000 employees and is responsible for talent acquisition, development and management of the center’s engineering and technical workforce. She is the executive responsible for installation management of the Air Force-owned industrial plants throughout the nation. She also provides direct war´Čüghter support through combat effectiveness, vulnerability, and operational weaponeering analyses, product support engineering and sustainment technology innovation.

Ms. Arcusa began her career in the Aeronautical Systems Center’s Engineering Directorate in 2003. Since then, she has held a variety of management and technical positions within the Air Force acquisition community. She most recently served as the Deputy Program Executive Officer, Presidential & Executive Airlift Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

EDUCATION
2003 Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2011 Master of Science, Engineering Management, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
2012 Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence
2016 Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB. Ala., by correspondence

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. September 2003–October 2004, Aerospace Engineer, Engineering Directorate, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
2. October 2004–May 2010, Propulsion Integration and Subsystems Engineer, C-17 Systems Group, Mobility Systems Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. May 2010–May 2013, Lead Life Support Engineer, F-22 System Program Office, Fighter and Bomber Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. May 2013–June 2016, Lead Engineer, Utilities and Subsystems IPT, F-35 Lightning II Program Office, Fighter and Bomber Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. June 2016–August 2017, Chief Engineer, Flight Systems, KC-46 Program Office, Tanker Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. August 2017–November 2019, Chief Flight Systems Engineer, Air Vehicle IPT, F-35 Lightning II Program Office, Fighter and Bomber Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. November 2019–October 2020, Chief Technology Officer/Director of Engineering, Rapid Sustainment Office, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. October 2020–January 2022, Director of Engineering, Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. January 2022–August 2023, Deputy Program Executive Officer, Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. August 2023–present, Director of Engineering and Technical Management and Services, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civil Service Award, 2019
National Aeronautic Association Collier Trophy (F-35 AGCAS), 2018
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Engineering Annual Technical Leadership Award, 2016
Air Force Exemplary Civil Service Award, 2016
SAF/AQ Air Force Association Hero Award, 2015
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Civilian of the Year, 2012

(Current as of September 2023)