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    Jeffrey Eggers
    Defense Intelligence Senior Level Executive, Chief Technology Officer for the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
    Headquarters U.S. Air Force

    Mr. Eggers is a Defense Intelligence Senior Level executive and the Chief Technology Officer for the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington D.C. Mr. Eggers manages Science and Technology policy supporting the Air Force ISR enterprise.

    Mr. Eggers retired from the Air Force as a Colonel in 2011 after 27 years of service. He most recently served at the Pentagon as the Director of Advanced ISR Capabilities and Director of UAS Transfor-mation. In these roles he delivered transformative capabilities in the areas of UAS operations, geo-spatial intelligence, mission planning and targeting.

    Mr. Eggers is a distinguished graduate with honors from United States Air Force Academy class of 1984. He attended the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program and served three tours flying the A-10 Thunderbolt II and one tour flying the MQ-1 Predator. His A-10 experience culminated as Chief of A-10 Operational Flight Test where he helped develop and test most of the major upgrades and tactics in use today. In June 2005, he became the first reservist officer to serve as Deputy Commander of the 432nd Operations Group, performing operational, training, and test missions using the MQ-1 and MQ-9 aircraft in support of the global war on terror. Mr. Eggers is a Command Pilot with over 3000 hours in 10 aircraft and Charles Stark Draper Fellow.

    1984 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics, USAFA
    1985 Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training
    1989 Squadron Officers School
    1994 Masters of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT
    2002 Air Command and Staff College
    2006 Air War College

    1984 – 1984: Electrical Engr, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
    1984 – 1985: Student, Euro Nat Joint Jet Pilot Training, Sheppard AFB, TX
    1986 – 1989: Instructor Pilot, A-10, 355th TFS, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC
    1989 – 1991: A-10 Operational Test Pilot, 422s TES, Nellis AFB, NV
    1991 – 1993: A-10 Test Project Manager, 57th Test Group, Nellis AFB, NV
    1993 – 1994: Student, Mass Inst of Tech, Cambridge, MA
    1995 – 1997: Chief, A-10 Test Division, 57th Test Group, Nellis AFB, NV
    1997 – 1998: Asst Operations Officer, 422nd TES, Nellis AFB, NV
    1998 – 2003: Air Operations Staff Officer, HQ AF/RE, Pentagon, VA
    2003 – 2003: Chief, Technical Integration, HQ AF/CVAZ, Pentagon, VA
    2003 – 2007: Chief, Predator RPA, HQ AFCSO, OL-1, Nellis AFB, NV
    2005 – 2007: Deputy Commander 57th Operations Group, Nellis AFB, NV
    2007 – 2007: Deputy Commander 432nd Operations Group, Creech AFB, NV
    2007 – 2008: Director of UAS Transformation, HQ AFCSO, Pentagon, VA
    2008 – 2011: Director of Advanced ISR Capabilities, HQ AF/A2Q, Pentagon, VA
    2011 – Present: Chief Technology Officer, HQ AF/A2Q, Pentagon, VA

    Rating: Command Pilot, Over 3000 hours
    Aircraft Flown: MQ-1, MQ-9, A-10, F-15E, F-16, A-7K, T-37, T-38, Boeing 727, Fokker F-100

    Legion of Merit
    Meritorious Service medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters
    Aerial Achievement Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster
    Air Force Commendation Medal
    Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Two Oak Leaf Clusters
    Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
    Charles Stark Draper Fellow
    Air Force Inspector General Superior Performer
    422d Test and Evaluation Squadron Tester of the Year