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Introduction

Lt Gen Christopher C, Bogdan

RDML Randolph L. Mahr

Ms. Steffanie B. Easter

Mr. C. Douglas Ebersole

Mr. Todd C. Mellon

Former Leadership

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Title: Leadership

Mr. C. Douglas Ebersole, SES

Mr. C. Douglas Ebersole
Mr. C. Douglas Ebersole, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Engineering, Joint Strike Fighter Program Office, Arlington, Va. The JSF Program Office is the Department of Defense's agency responsible for the development, production and sustainment of the F-35A/B/C Lightning II, the next generation strike aircraft for the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy. Mr. Ebersole is responsible for sound systems engineering processes ensuring the technical sufficiency and product integrity of all aspects of DOD's largest acquisition program.

Mr. Ebersole entered civil service upon graduation from Purdue University in 1982 and was assigned to the Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He later served as the lead flight technology engineer for the F-117A Nighthawk and F-15E Strike Eagle programs, responsible for all performance and flying qualities functions. Mr. Ebersole broadened his technical base beyond his aero/mechanics foundation as the platform integration team lead in the Joint Airborne Signals Intelligence Program Office. He then held follow-on avionics development and integration roles in the Joint Strike Fighter Support and Aging Aircraft Program offices.

In 2000, Mr. Ebersole was selected as the Air Force candidate to the Sloan Fellows Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He returned to Wright-Patterson AFB and served in a variety of assignments including Chief Engineer, Aeronautical Enterprise Program Office, and Chief, Special Test Programs Division. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Ebersole was Director of Engineering for the F-22 System Program Office, leading all technical efforts associated with the production, modernization and sustainment of the F-22 Raptor.

EDUCATION

  • 1982 Bachelor of Science in Aero/Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • 1987 Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, University of Dayton, Dayton OH
  • 1999 Advanced Program Management Course, DSMC, Fort Belvoir VA
  • 2001 Master of Business Administration, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
  • 2006 Senior Executive Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. May 1982 June 1984, Performance Engineer, Deputy for Engineering, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base OH.
  2. June 1984 May 1985, Lead Performance Engineer, Tactical Systems Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base OH.
  3. May 1985 August 1986, Lead Aero/Performance Engineer, F-16 System program Office, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base OH.
  4. August 1986 May 1987, Student, University of Dayton, Dayton OH.
  5. May 1987 April 1989, Performance Group Leader, Flight Technology Division, Deputy for Engineering, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base OH.
  6. April 1989 June 1991, Lead Flight Technology Engineer, Directorate of Advanced Studies, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base OH.
  7. June 1991 May 1995, Lead Flight Technology Engineer, F-15 System Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base OH.
  8. May 1995 August 1996, Chief, Systems Integration Product Team, F-15 System Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base OH.
  9. August 1996 February 1998, Platform Integration Team Lead, Joint Airborne SIGINT Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base OH.
  10. February 1998 March 1999, Deputy Director of Engineering/Mission Systems Integrated Product Team Lead, Joint Strike Fighter Support Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base OH.
  11. March 1999 June 2000, Chief Engineer, Aging Aircraft Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base OH.
  12. June 2000 September 2001, Sloan Fellow, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA.
  13. September 2001 January 2003, Chief Engineer, Aeronautical Enterprise Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base OH.
  14. January 2003 October 2004, Chief, Special Test Mission Division, Directorate of Operations, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB OH.
  15. October 2004 March 2007, Chief Engineer, F-22 System Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base OH.
  16. March 2007 May 2010, Director of Engineering, 478th Aeronautical Systems Wing (F-22), Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base OH.
  17. May 2010 present, Director of Engineering, Joint Strike Fighter Program Office, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Arlington VA.

MAJOR AWARDS

  • Meritorious Civilian Service Awards
  • Exemplary Civilian Service Award
  • Team Leader, Air Force Association National Test Team of the Year, 1995
  • ASC/AFA Johnston Award for Excellence in Program Management, 1994

LICENSES/CERTIFICATES
Level III, Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering Private Pilot (soled on 16th birthday)

(Current as of May 2010)

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