Kelvin Coleman Deputy Associate Administrator, Commercial Space Transportation FAA


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Kelvin Coleman

Deputy Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation

Kelvin Coleman serves as the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Deputy Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation.  In this role, he provides executive leadership and oversight of the Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) to ensure achievement of AST’s principle mission objectives of public safety, and advancement of U.S. commercial space transportation. 

Kelvin has more than 20 years of experience in AST, having served previously as Deputy Associate Administrator, Acting Deputy Associate Administrator, Chief of Staff, Senior Technical Advisor for Operations Integration, Program Lead for Space and Air Traffic Integration, and Special Assistant to the Associate Administrator. Prior to joining AST, he worked for the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) as both a systems engineer, and as a guidance, navigation, and control engineer for several weapon system acquisition programs. 

Kelvin is a graduate of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Executive Training Program and holds a B.S. in Electronics and Computer Engineering from George Mason University, and an M.B.A. from Marymount University.

Kelvin is also a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.