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COLONEL GARRY A HAASE

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Colonel Garry A. Haase is the Commander and Director for the Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.  Leading the Munitions Directorate, he provides administrative and technical guidance to a staff of more than 680 military, civilian and contractors developing air-launched conventional munitions technology. The Munitions Directorate leads the discovery, development and integration of affordable warfighting conventional air-launched weapon technologies for the U.S. Air Force. The activities of the Munitions Directorate include research on missile seekers, navigation and control, image processing, munitions integration, warheads, fuzing, explosives and technology assessment methodology.

Colonel Haase entered the Air Force in 1993 as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri. He served in a broad variety of engineering positions performing technical intelligence, space launch, flight test engineering, and advanced munitions research duties. He also held staff assignments as an action officer and program element monitor in the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisitions) Directorate of Special Programs and while deployed as a joint action officer with the Office of Security Cooperation—Iraq. More recently as a program manager, he served as Materiel Leader for Small Diameter Bomb I, Chief of V-22 Joint Development, and as acting Senior Materiel Leader/System Program Manager of the CV-22.  Prior to his current assignment, he served as Chief, Current Operations Division, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command.

Colonel Haase holds Department of Defense Acquisition Corps Level III certifications in Program Management, Test and Evaluation as well as Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering.

EDUCATION
1993 Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Cum Laude; Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missour
1998 Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering; Wright State University, Dayton, Oio
2000 Squadron Officer School; Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
2004 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2009 Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering with Intermediate Development Education Credit; Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2011 Defense Acquisition University Program Manager’s Course
2012 Air War College, by correspondence
2012 Defense Acquisition University Executive Program Manager’s Course

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. May 1994 - May 1998, Electronic Warfare Engineer and Threat Model Development Manager, National Air Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2. May 1998 - May 2001, Payload Engineer and Officer in Charge, Engineering Section, 3rd Space Launch Squadron, Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida
3. May 2001 – July 2004, Flight Test Engineer, Test Lead, and Test Operations Officer, AWACS Joint Test Force, Seattle, Washington
4. July 2004 - July 2007, Program Element Monitor and Branch Chief, Advanced Technologies, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisitions) Directorate of Special Programs, Pentagon, Virginia
5. August 2007 - May 2009, Intermediate Development Education Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. May 2009 – July 2011, Chief, Advanced Concepts Division, Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Florida
7. July 2011 – July 2013, Materiel Leader/Program Manager, Small Diameter Bomb I Branch, Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB, Florida
8. December 2012 – Jun 2013, Deployed Joint Action Officer, Chief’s Initiatives Group, Office of Security Cooperation—Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq
9. July 2013 – July 2015, Chief, V-22 Joint Development, V-22 Joint Program Office, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland
10. July 2015 – July 2016, Chief, Operations Support Division, Air, Space and Information Operations Directorate, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. April 2016 – July 2016, Acting Senior Materiel Leader/System Program Manager, CV-22, V-22 Joint Program Office, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland
12. July 2016 – July 2017, Chief, Current Operations Division, Air, Space and Cyberspace Operations Directorate, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
13. July 2017 – Present, Commander/Director, Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Florida

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with device
Meritorious Service Medal with three devices
Aerial Achievement Medal
Joint Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with device
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with device
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with four devices
National Defense Service Medal with device
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant, 18 December 1993
First Lieutenant, 1 March 1996
Captain, 1 March 1998
Major, 1 May 2004
Lieutenant Colonel, 1 May 2009
Colonel, 1 September 2015

(Current as of July 2017)