Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at The Jackson Center, 6001 Moquin Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35806
Breakfast Begins at 7:15am, Program Starts at 7:45am
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Dr. Douglas C. Blake, Director, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Dr. Douglas C. Blake, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. In this capacity, he leads the Air Force’s science and technology program in propulsion, power and air vehicles for advanced next-generation space, missile and aircraft applications. The Aerospace Systems Directorate consists of a workforce of more than 1,800 military members, civilians, and contractors executing an annual budget in excess of $700 million and $4 billion in research facilities spread over 65 square miles at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; Edwards AFB, Calif., and Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Tennessee.
Dr. Blake served 20 years in the active-duty Air Force as both enlisted and an officer in a variety of positions including; Korean Cryptologic Linguist, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile maintenance engineer, AFRL researcher, and Associate Professor of Aeronautics at the US Air Force Academy. Upon retiring in 2002, he entered the private sector where he worked as the Director of Research and Development Business for a small business involved in modeling and simulation.
In 2004, Dr. Blake entered the Air Force civil service as Chief of the Computational Sciences Branch of AFRL. He held subsequent assignments in the AFRL as Chief of the Aeronautical Sciences Division and Deputy Director of the Air Vehicles Directorate. He also served as the Director of the 76th Software Maintenance Group at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and as Executive Director of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Tennessee. Prior to his current assignment, Dr. Blake served in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Executive Service as the Program Director of the FAA Logistics Center, where he led a workforce of more than 600 employees engaged in supply-chain management; maintenance, repair, and overhaul; and logistics support services for the U.S. National Airspace System.