Jim Wallace is a career professional with service in military, academic and private sector organizations with a record of exceptional leadership in flight operations, intelligence, aviation safety, and homeland security.
Mr. Wallace’s military background includes service in the US Marine Corps (Instructor Pilot, Maintenance Officer, Intelligence Officer) and the US Air Force Reserve (Aircraft Commander, War Planner, HQ Staff Officer). He also has experience as a commercial airline pilot and an academic researcher with the University of Illinois. Jim is a recognized subject matter expert on technology development in support of combat operations. His experience includes Director, USAF Directed Energy Task Force and member of the Defense Science Board for Directed Energy Technology. He led an interagency team that developed and deployed an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Quick Reaction Capability in support of combat operations in Afghanistan. Beginning in 2012, Jim served as a Systems Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) contractor to the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Systems, Programs and Resources. He provided oversight on Defense Department Manned and Unmanned Airborne ISR programs and insight into War Fighter Requirements (JCIDS), Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBES), and the Defense Acquisition System. His combat experience includes Operation Desert Shield & Desert Storm, and mobilizations in support of Operations Allied Force, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Mr. Wallace is retired from Delta Air Lines, where he was an international Pilot and certified Aviation Safety Investigator. He holds a graduate certificate in Emergency Management and Continuity Planning from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a Master of Science in Management from the University of Maryland-University College, a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University. Jim is a graduate of the USAF Air War College and multiple courses from Defense Acquisition University. Military aviation experience includes tactical aviation (USMC AV-8B) and global air mobility (USAF KC-135R) and commercial experience as a pilot in international air transport operations. Jim has 5500+ flight hours and is a licensed Airline Transport Pilot with type ratings in B767, B757, & DC-9/MD-88.
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