Barry V. Kiel Ph.D.

Department of Defense
Program Manager Strategic Capabilities Office
Precision Strike Technology Symposium (PSTS-20) : MUM-T For Air Combat
Barry V. Kiel, Ph.D.

Program Manager
Strategic Capabilities Office
Employed by the Department of Defense since joining Air Force ROTC at Syracuse University in August 1985.  Graduated from AFROTC as a Distinguished Graduate.

Started my active duty career at the 4315th CCTS as a student.  Graduated as a Top Performer and assigned to 321st Strategic Missile Squadron at F.E. Warred AFB as a Minuteman III ICBM Combat Crew.  1991 Olympic Arena competition competitor.  Provided Emergency War Order, and weapon system, training for Minuteman and Peacekeeper Combat Crews.  Lead Training Flight in the development of wing instruction products.  

Assigned to Wright Patterson AFB as a 6.1 and 6.2 researcher in gas turbine combustion.  Left active duty and continued conducting research in combustion and in high performance afterburner research and development as a civil servant.  Lead a team of researchers studying afterburner flame dynamics and acoustics.  During that time earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.  Later became a program manager for large turbine engine programs.  Lead an engineering team on the Efficient Medium Scale Propulsion (EMSP) Product addressing UAS propulsion gaps.  Initiated an engine development effort to improve the capability in the MQ-9 Reaper platform.

Assigned to the Air Force Pentagon as a Program Element Monitor (PEM).  Assists in the Planning, Programing, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) Process for the ~$500M annual Science and Technology (S&T) budget for Aerospace Systems Directorate of AFRL. Translates all financial and technical aspects of S&T efforts to senior leadership within the Headquarters Air Force, The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), and Air Force Research Laboratory.  

Currently assigned to the Strategic Capabilities Office as a Program Manager