Brigadier General Christopher P Azzano
34th Annual National Test and Evaluation Conference : FEATURED SPEAKER
Brigadier General Christopher P. Azzano is the Commander, Air Force Test Center, headquartered at Edwards Air Force Base, California. He directs a $31 billion enterprise of more than 18,000 military, civilian and contractor personnel across Edwards AFB, Eglin AFB and Arnold AFB. The AFTC provides developmental test and evaluation of experimental and research manned and unmanned air, space and cyber systems for military services, DARPA, NASA and international partners, in addition to operation of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School.
General Azzano has flown more than 2,900 hours in 35 aircraft types as an instructor pilot, evaluator pilot and experimental test pilot. He has conducted developmental tests on a wide range of aircraft and weapons, and has commanded at the squadron, group and twice at the wing level.
General Azzano is a graduate of the Air Force Intern Program, the Air Force Legislative Fellowship and the Air War College. He holds master's degrees in aerospace engineering and strategic studies. He was previously assigned as Director, Air, Space and Cyberspace Operations, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. In this position, he was responsible for shaping the workforce and cyber-secure infrastructure for operations to test, field and sustain agile war-winning capabilities. He was also responsible for the command's flight and test policy, and resource allocation for flight management, airfield services, weather services and command and control operations and plans.