Colonel Erik Quigley serves as the Director, Digital Acceleration Task Force, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He is responsible for implementing digital materiel management enterprise solutions for information technology digital environments, data standards, and interfaces.  He manages a $30M effort and multi-functional team across all six AFMC Centers to deliver on the AFMC Commander’s digital priorities. 

Colonel Quigley was commissioned in 1997 as a distinguished graduate from Utah State University’s Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program. 

He has held various acquisition assignments at air logistics center, industry, program office, Air Staff, HQ Air Force Materiel Command, and Department of Defense levels. He managed various programs and weapons systems most recently as the Systems Director for the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. He has led at the squadron, group and wing levels as a Materiel Leader and Senior Materiel Leader supporting the National Reconnaissance Office, the United States Space Systems Command, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, and the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. 

Colonel Quigley also deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 


​​Lt Col Jeffery S. Dennison​ is the Materiel Leader of the Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapons System (CROWS), under the Engineering Support Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Lt Col Dennison is responsible for organizing and equipping Cyber Focus Teams to embed in Program Management Offices across the Air Force and Space Force to build a culture of cyber resiliency as part of all acquisitions projects, as well as funding and managing critical cyber risk mitigation projects with broad impacts across multiple Department of the Air Force Weapons Systems. 

Lt Col Dennison commissioned in 2006 through the Kansas State University ROTC program in Manhattan, Kansas. Following graduation, he led a premier geospatial intelligence forensic analysis cell at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, and subsequently deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, as the Center’s liaison officer for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom where he helped identify and neutralize threats to US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. After graduating in the top ten percent of his electrical engineering class at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Lt Col Dennison entered the test community at Edwards AFB where he led the developmental electronic warfare test efforts on the YAL-1A Airborne Laser System and the RQ-4 Global Hawk. After graduating from Air Force Test Pilot School, Class 13B, he led multiple first flight test events across several experimental platforms at a Data Masked location, and then Lt Col Dennison served as Test Manager and Program Manager for Advanced Technologies in the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Fighter and Advanced Aircraft Special Programs Division at Wright-Patterson AFB, and achieved the Air Force Material Command Special Access Program Senior Program Manager of the Year. Prior to this assignment Lt Col Dennison served as the ​Commander​, ​National Radar Cross Section Test Facility (NRTF), 704th Test Group Detachment 1, Holloman AFB, New Mexico, responsible for conducting ​RCS and antenna pattern measurement tests to enhance survivability and effectiveness of current and future Department of Defense platforms and weapons systems. 

John E. Pace

John Pace is the Deputy Director of Personnel, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Air Force  Materiel Command (AFMC), Wright Patterson Air Force   Base, Ohio.  He serves as the focal point for all Human Resource (HR) management throughout the Center,  responsible for coordinated manpower and personnel strategic planning, HR management process improvement  and reengineering; management of the Resource Management Information System for automating HR management processes and data analytics.  Mr. Pace provides HR management expertise for more than 28,000 airman, civilian and contractor employees.  

Prior to assuming his current position Mr. Pace served as Chief, Resources Division, Acquisitions Excellence Directorate, AFLCMC, AFMC, Wright Patterson Air Force Base Ohio. Mr. Pace was responsible for providing strategic HR direction and support to over 3,400 Program Management and Test Management personnel. 


David A. Slade is the Director of Acquisition Career Management, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition (SAF/AQH). Mr. Slade is responsible for the integrated management of the acquisition workforce across all functional areas. He provides acquisition human resources policy and strategic planning while managing the training and development of civilian and military acquisition personnel Air Force-wide. Additionally, Mr. Slade ensures Air Force compliance and implementation of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) through management of the Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) and the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund (DAWDF). Mr. Slade is also designated as the Career Field Manager for both military and civilian Scientists, Engineers, and Acquisition Program Managers. His team also provides personnel management services for the SAF/AQ Headquarters Staff.

Mr. Slade received an aerospace engineering degree from the University of Colorado and was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1983. Following pilot training, he served as a forward air controller, flying the O2-A and an F-15C and AT-38 instructor pilot. He served as a Commander at the Squadron and Group levels. As a command pilot with over 3,600 flying hours, he flew 32 missions over Iraq during Operation DESERT STORM and has participated in Operations NOBLE EAGLE, NORTHERN WATCH and SOUTHERN WATCH.

Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Slade served as Director of Assignments, Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph Air Force Base, TX. He was responsible for the assignment of more than 65,000 officers below the grade of Colonel and 285,000 enlisted personnel below the grade of Chief Master Sergeant. Mr. Slade retired from active duty, in the rank of Colonel, after 29 years in November 2012 and entered Civil Service in January 2013.


Lieutenant Colonel Jessica L. Kashka is the Section Commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio. She provides leadership for over 60 CONUS and OCONUS units while serving 28,000 military, civilian, and contractor personnel.  She advises the commander on a wide range of topics including the readiness, health, morale, esprit de corps, and discipline of all assigned members. Lt Col Kashka coordinates crisis resolutions with local referral agencies and makes quality recommendations for all annual performance reports, decorations, promotions, retraining, and assignment actions, and provides guidance and leadership in matters of customs and courtesies, personal appearance, supervisory roles, mentoring, education, self-improvement, and career opportunities.  

Jessica entered the Air Force in 2004 through Officer Training School.  She graduated from Northern Arizona University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1996 and her Master of Science degree in Chemistry in 1998.  Prior to her current assignment, she served as the Materiel Leader, Integrated Functional Capability Branch for the B-2 weapon system at the Life Cycle Management Center, Wright Patterson, Ohio.  


Colonel Anthony D. Babcock headshotColonel Anthony D. Babcock is the Chief of the Maintenance Division, Director of Logistics, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Installation, and Force Protection. In that capacity, he is responsible for developing weapons systems readiness requirements, maintenance policy guidance, advanced concepts, and aircraft disposition for over 5,400 aircraft. He also advocates and defends aircraft maintenance manpower requirements to the USAF Corporate Structure, Office of the Secretary of Defense and United States Congress. Finally, he serves as the Aircraft Maintenance Career Field Manager and is responsible for the professional development for 1,500 aircraft maintenance officers and 72,000 enlisted Airmen. 

Col Babcock was commissioned in 1996 from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has served in various mobility, special operations, and fighter aircraft maintenance organizations and has completed staff officers assignments at Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Headquarters Air Force, and the Joint Staff. He has commanded flightline and backshop maintenance squadrons, and Maintenance Groups in both Air Mobility Command and Air Force Special Operations Command. Most recently, he commanded the Barnes Center for Enlisted Education, a wing-equivalent organization responsible for all enlisted education programs. 



Terrence L. ReynoldsMr. Terrence L. Reynolds is the Director of the Information Protection Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. He guides the execution of DoD/DAF policy and developing Center-wide processes for Information Protection (IP) programs, to include Information Security, Personnel Security, Industrial Security, Acquisition Security, International Programs Security, Operations Security, Scientific and Technical Information Program, and Program Protection planning.  Manages human capital initiatives to develop a highly competent and professional Center security workforce of more than 400 personnel focused on integrating security effectively into acquisition processes.
Prior to this, Mr. Reynolds was Chief, Program Protection, Information Protection Directorate, 88th Air Base Wing, WPAFB, OH. Mr. Reynolds’ branch provided Program Protection and Operations Security (OPSEC) policy oversight, training, and program management assistance to acquisition programs in their efforts to protect critical technologies from exploitation.
Mr. Reynolds retired from the USAF as Command Chief Master Sergeant, 42d Air Base Wing, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Alabama in 2008.



Dan Ward is a senior principal systems engineer and innovation catalyst at the MITRE Corporation. His current projects include working to improve defense acquisition policy and enable greater flexibility, speed, & innovation across the Department of Defense. He is one of the founders of MITRE’s Innovation Toolkit, which aims to help teams understand what innovation is and how to do it. 

Dan served for more than 20 years as an acquisition officer in the US Air Force, where he specialized in leading high-speed, low-cost technology development programs and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. While on active duty, he helped establish the Air Force Research Laboratory’s rapid innovation process. His assignments included two tours in the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Pentagon, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, several Program Offices, and ISAF Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan.  

Dan is the author of three books LIFT: Innovation Lessons From Flying Machines That NEARLY Worked and the People Who ALMOST Flew Them (2019) The Simplicity Cycle: A Field Guide To Making Things Better Without Making Them Worse (2015) and F.I.R.E.: How Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained and Elegant Methods Ignite Innovation (2014).  

He also contributed to a trio of anthologies: Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict (Potomac Books, 2018), To Boldly Go: Leadership, Strategy, and Conflict in the 21st Century and Beyond (Casemates, 2021), and Power Up: Leadership,  Character, and Conflict Beyond The Multiverse (Casemates, 2023). Dan’s writings have also appeared in a variety of outlets including Fast Company, Forbes, The Boston Globe, Small Wars Journal, The British Army Yearbook, US Naval Institute’s Proceedings, War On The Rocks, Defense One, Breaking Defense, and Armed Forces Journal.  

Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Clarkson University, a master’s degree in engineering management from Western New England College and a master’s degree in systems engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology.  



Col Michael Jungquist headshotColonel Michael Jungquist serves as Inspector General for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Jungquist received his commission in 2001 through Purdue University Reserve Officer Training Corps, with a B.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. He is a Master Combat Systems Officer with over 2300 hours in 29 different aircraft, mostly in the B-1 where he accrued 680 combat hours on 49 sorties supporting Operation: Enduring Freedom.

Col Jungquist earned a Master’s Degree in Flight Test Engineering upon graduating the USAF Test Pilot School, after which he served multiple tours in operational and developmental test in the B-1, staff, and program management. His assignments culminated as Commander of the 419th Flight Test Squadron where he led a 46 member squadron and directed the 550+ member Global Power Bomber Combined Test Force which conducted America’s first flight of an air-launched hypersonic weapon under his command.

Col Jungquist's decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Aerial Achievement Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Award, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, and various expeditionary medals. 


Colonel Lance E. Freeman is the Staff Judge Advocate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. He is responsible for providing legal advice to the AFLCMC Commander, AFLCMC staff, and subordinate legal offices, to include supporting the Commander's role as the general court-martial convening authority over two installations and subordinate organizations  located in a nine-state region. AFLCMC employees more than 28,000 people and has a budget of approximately $258 billion.

Colonel Freeman received a direct commission as an Air Force judge advocate in December 2002 and entered active duty in January 2003. He has served as a division chief, combined air operations center legal advisor, wing staff judge advocate, group staff judge advocate, deputy staff judge advocate, regional office chief, litigation attorney, and an area defense counsel. He is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Georgia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. 


Natalie K. Bowerman is the Chief, Resource Management Division, Engineering and Technical Management Directorate for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  Ms. Bowerman provides functional management, development, and Human Resources support to more than 4,500 scientists and engineers across AFLCMC.  Ms. Bowerman also oversees IT and business operations support for the Engineering Directorate staff. 

Ms. Bowerman began her career with the Air Force in 2003. She has served in a variety of Human Resources positions in the Civilian Personnel Office as well as the Personnel, Engineering, and Logistics Directorates. Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Bowerman was Chief of the Operations Management Division in the AFLCMC Logistics Directorate.  


Mark Murphy, SES, headshotMark Murphy, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Murphy leads the 100-member acquisition staff organization charged with planning, managing and analyzing the Air Force's $200 billion (Future Years Defense Program) research and development, and acquisition investment budget. He oversees the integration of full lifecycle acquisition equities into strategy, requirements, policy, processes, funding, program execution, information technology, and workforce management. These activities enable the 25,000 member Air Force acquisition corps to deliver the vital capabilities necessary to accomplish the Air Force’s core missions.

Mr. Murphy entered the Air Force in 1985 after receiving his commission as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington. He began his career at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and has served in a wide range of program management positions for the Aeronautical Systems Center, Electronic Systems Center, Air Staff and Joint Staff. Mr. Murphy retired from active duty as a colonel in September 2011 and entered federal civil service in the F-35 Joint Program Office. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in November 2018.


Colonel Lindsay M. Totten is the Chief of Systems Security Engineering and Cyber Division for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology, and Engineering. 

Colonel Totten was born in Warner Robins, Georgia, and was commissioned in 2001 through Air Force ROTC at Georgia Tech.  She is a command pilot who has flown numerous missions around the globe in the C-130, MQ-1, and MQ-9, and served in various assignments professionally developing the next generation of Airmen and supporting Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, INHERENT RESOLVE, and FREEDOM’S SENTINEL.  


James E Lawrence bio photoMr. James E. Lawrence is the Deputy Program Executive Officer and Deputy Director for the Rapid Sustainment Office, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. He is responsible for leading a lean organization to rapidly field sustainment capabilities by leveraging mature, new, and emerging technologies at the speed of relevance to improve mission readiness and reduce sustainment costs within the Air Force.

In his previous assignment, Mr. Lawrence was the Center Senior Functional for Program Management, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, where he was responsible for overseeing and standardizing Center functional policy and processes, as well as managing the functional workforce. He also assisted the commander as the Lead Acquisition Program Manager for the Air Force Installation Contracting Center where he provided strategic-level programmatic counsel and was responsible for the oversight and execution of enterprise-wide solutions for the $55 billion contract portfolio, supporting eight Major Commands.

During his career, Mr. Lawrence has served in a variety of acquisition program management and leadership assignments at Wright-Patterson AFB in the MQ-9 and KC-46 System Program Offices, Hanscom AFB in the E-3 and Ground-Based Infrastructure System Program Offices, and most recently as the Director of Staff for the Department of the Air Force Acquisition COVID-19 Task Force.

Mr. Lawrence entered federal civil service in July 2006 as a PALACE Acquire Program Management trainee.



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