COLONEL GREGORY J. MCNEW

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Col. Gregory J. McNew is the Deputy Program Executive Officer and Director for Agile Combat Support at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Ohio.  He advises and assists the Director in leading more than 1,600 military and civilian personnel responsible for executing $5.1 billion in Air Force funds.  The directorate's 7 divisions, located primarily at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base OH, Robins Air Force Base GA, and Heath OH, provide materiel solutions and acquisition life cycle management for simulators, support equipment and vehicles, electronic warfare and avionics, human systems, automatic test systems, industrial engineering, and metrology and calibration to address Air Force operational requirements.

Colonel McNew was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1988 at Purdue University, West Lafayette IN. He has served in engineering and acquisition management positions supporting some of the Air Force's key programs, including the F-22, Joint Strike Fighter, and the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System.  He has also served as the US Air Force Academy Glider Replacement Program Manager at Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio, the Chief of the Congressional, Budget, and Program Integration Division for the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Directorate on the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition) staff at the Pentagon, Washington D.C, and as the Deputy Program Manager and Squadron Commander for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile at Eglin AFB, Fla.  In 2003, Colonel McNew deployed to the U.S. Central Command Forward Headquarters at Camp As Saliyah, Qatar, in support of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Colonel McNew was a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Air Force Fellow in the Lean Advancement Initiative (Air War College equivalent), earning a Master of Science Degree in Engineering and Management as part of the 2010 System Design and Management cohort.  Prior to his current assignment, he was the F-16 Development System Manager, responsible for a portfolio of programs to develop, modify, produce, test and field new production aircraft and aircraft modifications to U.S. Air Force, European Participating Air Forces, and Foreign Military Sales Block  40-52 F-16 fleets valued in excess of $25B.

Colonel McNew is a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University's Executive Program Manager's Course and the Program Manager's Course and the Defense Systems Management College's Program Management Course.  He is a designated member of the Defense Acquisition Workforce (Acquisition Corps) and is certified Level III in Program Management and Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering.

Education
1988 Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University IN.
1994 Squadron Officer's School, Maxwell AFB AL.
1997 Master of Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University FL.
2000 Air Command and Staff College (non-resident program), Maxwell AFB AL.
2000 Program Management Course, Defense Systems Management College, Ft. Belvoir VA.
2005 Air War College (non-resident program), Maxwell AFB AL.
2006 Program Managers' Course (PMT-401), Defense Acquisition University, Ft. Belvoir VA.
2009 Executive Program Manager's Course (PMT-402), Defense Acquisition University, Ft. Belvoir VA.
2011 Master of Science in Engineering and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA.

Assignments
1. Jan 89 - Oct 92, Aeronautical Systems Threat Analyst, later, Senior Tactical Simulation Analyst, Foreign Technology Division / Foreign Aerospace Science and Technology Center, Wright-Patterson AFB OH.
2. Oct 92 - Oct 94, Lead Engineer, F-22 Threat Integration, F-22 System Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC), Wright-Patterson AFB OH.
3. Oct 94 - Oct 97, F-22 Aeronautical Systems Engineer, later, Joint Strike Fighter Program Integrator, Defense Contract Management Agency - Boeing Seattle, Seattle WA.
4. Oct 97 - Apr 99, Chief, E-8C Production Refurbishment, Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) Program Office, Electronic Systems Center (ESC), Hanscom AFB MA.
5. Apr 99 - Aug 00, Chief, US Central Command Interoperability, CINC Interoperability Program Office, ESC, Hanscom AFB MA.
6. Aug 00 - Apr 01, Command Strategic Planner, Headquarters Air Force Material Command, Wright-Patterson AFB OH.
7. Apr 01 - Sep 02, Chief, Soaring Aircraft Division, Flight Training System Program Office, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB OH.
8. Sep 02 - Jul 03, Acquisition Executive to the Commander, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio.
9. Jul 03 - Jul 06, Tactical Data Links Program Element Monitor, later, Chief, Congressional, Budget, and Program Integration Division, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Directorate, Assistant Secretary for the Air Force (Acquisition), Pentagon, Washington D.C.
10. Jul 06 - Jul 09, Commander, 676th Armament Systems Squadron (JASSM), Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB FL.
11. Jul 09 - Dec 10, Air Force Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lead Advancement Initiative and Candidate for Master of Science in Management and Engineering, Cambridge MA.
12. Dec 10 - May 14, Chief, F-16 Division, Fighters and Bombers Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Wright-Patterson AFB OH.
13. May 14 - Present, Deputy Program Executive Officer and Deputy Director, Agile Combat Support Directorate, AFLCMC, Wright-Patterson AFB OH.

Major Awards and Decorations
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster

Other Achievements
1990 Wright-Patterson AFB Company Grade Officer of the Quarter
1994 Director of Military Intelligence Certificate of Merit
1998 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System Program Office Company Grade Officer of the Year
2004 Capability Directorate Officer of the Quarter (SAF/AQ)
2007 Eglin AFB Field Grade Officer of the Quarter
2007 308th Armament Systems Group Field Grade Officer of the Year
2008 Air Armament Center Field Grade Program Manager of the Year

Effective Dates of Promotion
Second Lieutenant  14 September 1988
First Lieutenant 14 September 1990
Captain   14 September 1992
Major   01 February 2000
Lieutenant Colonel  01 January 2005
Colonel   01 May 2010

(Current as of January 2015)