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Colonel Charles D. Ormsby

Col. Charles D. Ormsby is the acting director, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. 

He is responsible for more than 900 personnel developing the next generation materials and processing techniques for our nation's defense, providing world-class leadership in materials and manufacturing for our Airmen.

Prior to his current assignment, Col.Ormsby was the Military Deputy to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology, and Engineering at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. There, he was responsible for preparing policy, guidance, and advocacy for the Air Force's annual $2 billion science and technology program.

Col.Ormsby began his career in 1993 as an analyst at the National Air Intelligence Center. Throughout his career, Col.Ormsby has served in Intelligence, test, two laboratory directorates, Air Combat Command staff, and the Air Staff. Col.Ormsby earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 2003.