Michael Gregg Director of the Aerospace Systems Directorate AFRL


Dr. Michael R. Gregg, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. In this capacity, he leads the Air Force science and technology programs in high speed systems, power and control systems, rocket propulsion, turbine engines and air vehicles for advanced, next-generation space, missile and aircraft applications. The Aerospace Systems Directorate consists of a workforce of more than 1,900 military members, civilians and contractors executing an annual budget in excess of $700 million with $4 billion in research facilities spread across 65 square miles at Wright-Patterson AFB; Edwards AFB, California; and Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Tennessee.

Dr. Gregg was commissioned in the Air Force through the Officer Training School in 1988. Over his Air Force career, Dr. Gregg served in a variety of technical management, program management, staff and leadership positions. He had assignments that covered the entire system lifecycle. These assignments included basic research in solid state physics and lasers; missile defense advanced concept development; C-17 aircraft development and production; military satellite communications and space-based infrared system space system development and production; and C-5 and C-17 aircraft sustainment and modifications. Dr. Gregg retired from the Air Force in 2013 in the rank of colonel after 24 years of active duty. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2019.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Gregg was a senior associate at Dayton Aerospace, Inc. providing research, analysis and strategic planning for aerospace industry and government customers.