1. Demographic: David R. Jacques, AD-24, USAF
Professor of Systems Engineering
Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
1995 Doctor of Philosophy in Aeronautical Engineering
Air Force Institute of Technology, WPAFB, OH
1989 Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering
Air Force Institute of Technology, WPAFB, OH
1983 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
1999 Program Management Course
Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, VA
Nov 09 – present Associate Professor of Systems Engineering, Department of Systems Eng. and Mgt.
Teach graduate courses in systems engineering. Advise graduate students in academics and research. Conduct research in the areas of concept definition and system analysis, cooperative behavior and control of semi-autonomous flight vehicles. Develop sponsors and secure funding for research.
Aug 13 – Jul 15 Adjunct Associate Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
Teach graduate Systems Engineering course as part of the DoD Cost Analysis program
Jul 02 – Dec 14: Curriculum Chair, Systems Engineering, AFIT
Led expansion of SE program from 1-2 students per year to approximately 100 students per year. Initiated first AFIT graduate certificate program available through Distance Learning (DL). Established new Masters program for AF Intermediate Developmental Education students. Established new doctoral program in SE. Established and gained approval for first AFIT DL degree program. Gained 6-year ABET accreditation for both new and legacy MS programs in SE for two consecutive evaluation cycles (2003 and 2009).
Jan 09 – Jul 10: Consultant to Peerless Technologies, Inc.
Part of Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Team on Department of Homeland Defense effort for building defense against chemical/biological attack. Personally developed a building airflow model and optimal sensor placement scheme for rapid development of chem/bio sensor networks.
Jan 04 – Nov 09: Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Department of Aero/Astro, AFIT
Teach graduate courses in aeronautical and systems engineering. Advise graduate students in academics and research. Conduct research in the areas of concept definition and system analysis, cooperative behavior and control of semi-autonomous flight vehicles, and flight mechanics. Develop sponsors and secure funding for research.
Sep 05 – Sep 12: SE Scholar in Residence, Air Force Center for Systems Engineering
One of four faculty members co-located with the AF CSE to provide consultation, research direction, outreach, and collaboration with other civilian and government graduate and continuing education providers. Provided consultation services regarding implementation of capability based development and early application of Systems Engineering to numerous high level DoD acquisition executives, user requirements organizations and external review panels.
Apr 03 – Sep 05: Chief, Education and Training Division, AF Center for Systems Engineering
Led 8 person team in direct support of Senior Executive Director of AF Center for Systems Engineering. Ensured consistency and credibility of graduate and continuing education, research and application of Systems Engineering.
Jul 99 – Dec 03: Military Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, AFIT
Teach graduate courses in aeronautical and systems engineering. Advise graduate students in academics and research. Conduct research in the areas of concept definition and system analysis, cooperative behavior and control of semi-autonomous flight vehicles, and flight mechanics.
Sep 02 – Apr 03: Activation Team Lead, AF Center for Systems Engineering, AFIT
Established new Air Force Center for Systems Engineering in direct response to initiative by the Secretary of the Air Force. Gained approval for budget, personnel, and facilities for 25 person organization, drawing resources from across 3 major commands.
Mar 02 – Jul 02: Interim Associate Dean, AFIT/EN
Hand picked by Dean to fill in as Associate Dean (Dean of Students). Responsible for mentorship, accountability and discipline of approximately 300 full time AF graduate students. Responsible for training reports of all military students. Acted as graduate school spokesman for high level visits by senior AF leadership, community leaders and prospective research partners
Aug 01 – Mar 02: Deputy, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, AFIT
Military focal point for department. Responsible for writing Officer Performance Reports (OPR’s) and Training Reports (TR’s) for all military faculty and students in the department. Supervisor for academic support staff.
Apr 98 – Jul 99: Chief, Hard Target Smart Munition Integrated Product Team (IPT)
Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin AFB, FL
Planned, organized, and directed 15-person HTSM IPT in the development of weapons technologies for hardened and deeply buried target attack and counterproliferation (CP) weapons to defeat weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
Jul 95 – Apr 98: Program Manager and Chief, Low Cost Autonomous Attack System (LOCAAS) Integrated Product Team, Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin AFB, FL
Led 15 person, multi-program development effort for a revolutionary ground attack munition concept. Formulated and conducted new programs for time-phased technology development fulfilling critical need. Manager of Powered LOCAAS program - $25M, 4-year flight test demonstration program critical to ACC. Responsible for all aspects of Powered LOCAAS including contract negotiations, program planning and budgeting. Laboratory lead for transition of ground mobile target munition technology.
May 92 – Jun 95: Doctoral Student in Aeronautical Engineering, AFIT
Developed a multi-objective, discrete-time, optimal control synthesis technique for robust control of dynamical systems.
Jan 90 – Apr 92: Operations Manager and Chief, ICBM Flight Test Integration
6595 Test and Evaluation Group, Vandenberg AFB, CA
Led test team planning, scheduling and field test efforts for the Small ICBM and Peacekeeper flight test programs. Mission controller responsible for fusing test range, safety, and launch team activities for the Test Director during countdown and flight test operations. Managed requirements, production, distribution and initial evaluation of test data reports on launch events.
May 88 – Dec 89: Masters Student in Aeronautical Engineering, AFIT
Developed baseline experiment for active control of structural vibrations.
Oct 83 – Apr 88: Armament Systems Analyst, Foreign Technology Division, Wright Patterson AFB, OH
Served as lead DoD engineer in the development of analytic methodology and assessments of Soviet air-to-air missile (AAM) electronic counter-countermeasures (ECCM) techniques. Produced threat assessment documents for the intelligence community and weapon systems and tactics developers.
BS Mechanical Engineering - Lehigh University (1983)
MS Aeronautical Engineering - AFIT (1989)
PhD - AFIT (1995)
2016 – General Bernard Schriever Award for CY 2015
2012 – Co-author of Best Paper, Conference on Systems Engineering Research, March 2012
2011 – Best Journal Paper of the Year for 2010, American Industrial Hygiene Association
2011 – Co-author of Best Paper, INCOSE International Symposium, June 2011
2010 – Co-author of Best Paper, Conference on Systems Engineering Research, March 2010
2008 – Department Nominee for AETC Educator of the Year
2007 – Air Force Association Colonel Charles Stone Award for Leadership in Education
2006 – Associate Fellow, AIAA
2003 – HQ USAF Science and Engineering Educator of the Year
2002 – Air Force Association Colonel Charles Stone Award for Leadership in Education
2001 – Member of AFOSR STAR Team for Research in UAV Control
1998 – HQ USAF Science and Technology Award for Research and Development