Bruce Thieman

Mr Bruce Thieman is the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Focused Capability Lead, GS-15, for the Operationally Responsive Spacelift Capability Area. The Responsive Spacelift team is developing the technologies leading to a flight test bed for a reusable booster first stage space launch vehicle. Its objectives are a 3X reduction in cost and 4 to 8 hour call up capability. Over Mr Thieman’s 35 year military and civilian career in the Air Force he has been an electronic warfare intelligence analyst, managed the strategic Command, Control and Communications Architecture for the Joint Chiefs of Staff/J6, Air War College and Air Command and Staff College lead instructor for the Space Curriculum, Chief Engineer of the Defense Dissemination Program Office, the Director of Space Industry Studies at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, the Chief of the National Systems Integration Division, lead for the US Space Master Plan at US Space Command, retiring as a Colonel in 2002. In 2005, Mr Thieman took the lead at the Air Vehicles Directorate at Wright Patterson for technology development supporting AF Space Commands affordable and responsive spacelift initiatives. Mr Thieman is a graduate of the University of Idaho with a degree in power and solid state systems, the Air Force Institute of Technology with a Master in Electrical Engineering, Radar, Communications and Electronic Warfare, Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, Air War College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He is an APDP level three program manager

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