Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force
|Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force|
|Inaugural holder||Dr. Ivan Alexander Getting|
The Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force a three-star equivalent civilian member of Headquarters Air Force and in this role is the most senior Science & Technology representative in the United States Air Force. The current, and first female, Chief Scientist of the United States Air Force is Dr. Mica Endsley.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Chief Scientist of the United States Air Force has several roles and responsibilities, including:
- Serves as chief science and technology adviser to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force and Secretary of the U.S. Air Force
- Provides assessments on a wide range of scientific and technical issues affecting the Air Force mission
- Identifies and analyzes technical issues and brings them to the attention of Air Force leaders, and interacts with other Air Staff principals, operational commanders, combatant commands, acquisition, and science and technology communities to address cross-organizational technical issues and solutions
- Interacts with other services and the Office of the Secretary of Defense on issues affecting the Air Force in-house technical enterprise
- Serves on the Steering Committee and Senior Review Group of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.
- Principal science and technology representative of the Air Force to the civilian scientific and engineering community and to the public at large
Products of the Office of the Chief Scientist
The Office of the Chief Scientist has conducted several strategic studies including but not limited to:
Technology Horizons - http://www.af.mil/information/technologyhorizons.asp
Cyber Vision 2025 - http://archive.is/20130409221734/http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123341931 summarized in http://www.armedforcesjournal.com/2012/12/11483852 Armed Forces Journal
Chronological list of Chief Scientists of the Air Force
- AF appoints first female chief scientist, Air Force News Service, 3 June 2013
- Dwayne A. Day (2005). Lightning Rod: A History of the Air Force Chief Scientist's Office. University Press of the Pacific. ISBN 1-4102-2057-5.
- "Energy Horizons - A Science and Technology Vision for Air Force Energy - Senior Leader Perspective". Air Space and Power Journal 26 (2). Mar–Apr 2012.
- Michael Donley and Mark Maybury (2012). "Air Force Cyber Vision 2025". Armed Forces Journal.
- Fontaine, Scott (19 October 2010). "Air Force names new top scientist". Air Force Times. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
- "Biography of Mark T. Maybury". United States Air Force. October 2010. Retrieved 8 November 2010.