Colonel David J. Winebrener is the Deputy Director/AFRL Detachment 14 Commander for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, where he guides the management of the entire basic research investment for the Air Force. AFOSR consists of a staff of 200 scientists, engineers and administrators in Arlington, Virginia, and foreign technology offices in London, Tokyo and Santiago, Chile. Each year, AFOSR selects, sponsors and manages revolutionary basic research that impacts the future Air Force. AFOSR interacts with leading scientists and engineers throughout the world to identify breakthrough opportunities; actively manages a $510 million investment portfolio encompassing the best of these opportunities; and transitions the resulting discoveries to other components of the Air Force Research Laboratory, to defense industries and to other federal agencies. The office's annual investment in basic research is distributed among over 200 leading academic institutions worldwide, 100 industry-based contracts, and more than 250 internal AFRL research efforts.

Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Chief of Aircraft Integration in the Advanced Programs Division of the Armament Directorate at Eglin AFB, Florida.  There he led a 12-member joint team that integrates advanced weapons onto USAF & Navy aircraft. He has also served as the Deputy Director of the Range Group at Eglin AFB, where he helped develop, operate, & upgrade the Eglin Test & Training Complex and as Commander of the National RCS Test Facility on White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

1996  Bachelors of Science in Engineering Mechanics, USAF Academy, CO
1997  Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI
2000  Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2004  Experimental Flight Test Engineer Course, Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, CA
2009  Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
2013  Air War College, by correspondence

1. Jun 1996 – Aug 1997, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, AFIT Civilian Institution
2. Sept 1997 – Dec 1998, Failure Analyst, San Antonio Air Logistics Center, Kelly AFB, TX
3. Dec 1998 – May 2000, T-37 Mechanical Engineer, San Antonio ALC, Kelly AFB, TX
4. Jun 2000 – Jun 2003, Assistant Professor of Engineering Mechanics, USAF Academy, CO
5. Jun 2003 – Jun 2004, Student, USAF Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, CA
6. Jul 2004 – Jun 2005, Test Engineer, Airborne Test Branch, Munitions Test Division, Eglin AFB, FL
7. Jul 2005 – Jun 2007, Chief of Airborne Test Branch, 780th Test Sq, Eglin AFB, FL
8. Jun 2007 – Jul 2008, Deputy Chief, Advanced Systems Team, Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Lab, Eglin AFB, FL
8. Jul 2008 – Jun 2009, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
9. Jun 2009 – Jun 2011, Operations Officer, 746th Test Squadron, Holloman AFB, NM
10. Jun 2011 – Jul 2013, Commander, 96 Test Group, Det 2 (National RCS Test Facility), White Sands Missile Range, NM
11. Jul 2013 – Jun 2015, Deputy Director, 96th Range Group, Eglin AFB, FL
12. Jul 2015 – Dec 2015, Director, CJ7 (Training & Exercises), HQ Resolute Support, Kabul, Afghanistan
13 Jan 2016 – Jun 2017, Chief of Aircraft Integration, Advanced Programs Division, Armament Directorate, Eglin AFB, FL
14 Jun 2017 – present, Deputy Director/AFRL Det 14 Commander, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA

Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
NATO Non-Article 5 Medal