Lt Col Joshua Burger VC-25B Air Vehicle Program Manager US Air Force
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Lt Col Joshua A. Burger serves as Program Manager for the VC-25B Air Vehicle and Vector Initiative Director, VC-25B Division, Presidential & Executive Airlift Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. He leads the Flight Systems, Avionics, and Interiors Integrated Product Teams, executing the ACAT 1D program to design, modify, test, field and sustain two Presidential mission-ready aircraft to serve as the next “Air Force One” providing worldwide airlift support to the President of the United States. Additionally, he leads the Vector Initiative, driving innovation and building the defense industrial base in the area of high speed transport.
Prior to this assignment, Lt Col Burger served as the Executive Officer to the Military Deputy to the Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, The Pentagon, Washington DC. In this position, he was the primary advisor to the Air Force’s senior military acquisition official and provided timely and accurate advice through engagements with staff personnel from Headquarters Air Force, Department of the Navy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Congress, industry, and the media concerning matters related to 450 Air Force Acquisition programs valued at 460 billion dollars.
Lt Col Burger received his commission through the U.S. Air Force Officer Training School in 2005. He has served as an acquisition officer and developmental engineer across a variety of acquisition, systems engineering, and staff positions.