MR. J. MARK COLEMAN

Mr. J. Mark Coleman is the Director, Airman Systems Directorate, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (AFB), Ohio, providing science and leading-edge technology to define Airman capabilities, vulnerabilities, and effectiveness; train warfighters; integrate operators and weapon systems; protect Air Force personnel; and sustain aerospace operations. The Directorate is a 900-person research and development organization that is the heart of Airman-centered science and technology for the Air Force with facilities at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. 
 
Mr. Coleman’s nearly 33 years of government service began in 1988 as a mechanical engineer at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (AFS), Florida. Since then, he has served in a broad range of technical assignments, covering systems engineering, human systems integration, acquisition risk management, materials & manufacturing technology, electronics, technical intelligence, missile defense, arms control, simulated altitude testing, spacecraft, propulsion, and facilities. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Coleman was Chief of the Functional Materials Division, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
 
EDUCATION
1987  Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga.
1991  Master of Business Administration, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fla.
1997  Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2003  Joint Forces Staff College, in-residence, Norfolk, Va.
2006  Air War College, distinguished graduate, by correspondence
2011  Leadership and Executive Development, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
2012  Acquisition Professional, Level III in Systems Engineering and Science & Technology Management
2013  Human Systems Integration Certificate, Navy Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.
 

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. 1988 – 1990, Mechanical Engineer, Eastern Space and Missile Center, Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla.
  2. 1990 – 1993, Satellite Field Program Manager, 45th SPOS, Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla.
  3. 1993 – 1996, Manufacturing/Space Systems Analyst, National Air Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
  4. 1997 – 1998, Senior Military Engine Test Manager, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
  5. 1998 – 1999, Executive Officer, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
  6. 1999 – 2000, Deputy Chief, Business Management Division, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
  7. 2000 – 2003, Arms Control/Missile Defense Staff Officer, United States European Command, Stuttgart, Germany
  8. 2003 – 2005, Department Head/Acquisition Instructor, Air Force Institute of Technology, Kettering, Ohio
  9. 2005 – 2007, Chief, Electronic Systems Division, National Air & Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
  10. 2007 – 2008, Inspector General, National Air & Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
  11. 2008 – 2009, Deputy Chief, Manufacturing Tech Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
  12. 2009 – 2012, Plans/Programs Engineer, Headquarters, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
  13. 2012 – 2016, Chief, Human Systems Implementation Division, Air Force Research Lab, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
  14. 2016 – 2021, Chief, Functional Materials Division, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
  15. 2021 – present, Director, Airman Systems Directorate, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
MAJOR AWARDS AND HONORS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Exemplary Civilian Service Award
Air Force Commendation Medal
(Current as of December 2021)