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AFIT alum selected as AFRL Commander
Posted Wednesday, January 04, 2017


AFIT  alum, Brig Gen William Cooley (PhD, Applied Physics, 1997), was selected as the new commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  Brig Gen Cooley is currently program executive, Programs and Integration, Missile Defense Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

Gen. Cooley served in a variety of technical management, leadership and staff positions including command at the group and wing level. His assignments include Director, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command Commander, Phillips Research Site and Materiel Wing Director, Space Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory System Program Director for operational command and control programs Program Manager, Air Force Distributed Common Ground System Defense Sector Program Manager, Office of Security Cooperation-Afghanistan, Kabul Program Element Monitor for Military Satellite Communications and staff officer at the Warrior Preparation Center, Einsiedlerhof Air Station, Germany.

Gen Cooley is co-author of the book  " A Guide for DoD Program Managers" with Brian C. Ruhm published by Defense Acquisition University Press in 2014.

An article in the Dayton Daily News can be read here.