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DR. RUSSELL E. PARTCH

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Dr. Russell E. Partch, an Air Force Senior Civilian Executive, is the Technical Adviser to the Director of the Space Security and Defense Program, Air Force Space Command, Reston, Virginia.  SSDP is a joint Air Force Space Command and National Reconnaissance Office organization that functions as the center of excellence on options and strategies enabling a more resilient National Security Space Enterprise.  Dr. Partch is responsible for the technical direction and oversight of all aspects of the organization’s products including space protection architecture, vulnerability, susceptibility, and mitigation assessments of NSS systems for the purpose of delivering recommendations into requirements, budgeting, acquisition, and operational processes.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Partch served as the Chief of Space, Command and Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance technology within the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology, and Engineering, Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION
1990 Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
1991 Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
1995 Doctor of Philosophy degree in Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
2006 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011 Master of Science in National Security Strategy and Resourcing, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. May 1989 - September 1989, Launch Vehicle Structural Analyst, Martin Marietta Astronautics Corp., Waterton, Colo.
2. May 1990 - August 1992, Space Structures Researcher, Center for Space Structures and Control, Boulder, Colo.
3. August 1992 - August 1995, Space Systems Researcher, Air Force Astronautics Laboratory, Boulder, Colo.
4. August 1995 - August 1999, Spacecraft Propulsion Program Manager, Phillips Laboratory, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
5. August 1999 - May 2004, Space Experiment Program Manager, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
6. May 2004 - September 2006, Hypersonic Program Manager, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
7. September 2006 - May 2007, AFRL Commander’s Representative to Space and Missile System Center, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
8. May 2007 - July 2010, Chief, Space, Air, and Cyber Projection Portfolio, Plans and Programs, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
9. August 2009 - July 2010, Chief, Space Protection and Sensor Branch, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
10. August 2010 - July 2011, Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D.C.
11. August 2011 - April 2012, Chief Engineer For Air Force Space Systems, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology, and Engineering, Washington, D.C.
12. April 2012 - January 2015, Chief, Space, Command and Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Technology, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology, and Engineering, Washington, D.C.
13. January 2015 - present, Technical Adviser, Space Security and Defense Program, Air Force Space Command, Reston, Va.

(Current as of April 2015)

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