Mr. George S. Jolly serves as the Technical Advisor for the Fuzes Branch, Ordinance Division, Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin Air Force Base, FL. He acts as the subject matter expert for fuzing within the directorate to assist in all weapons development activities. As the Technical Advisor for the Fuzes Branch, he works with the branch personnel to assure the quality of research activities and its products and to set strategic goals. He also assists both the Ordinance Division Chief and the Directorate Chief Scientist in setting both internal and external strategic research goals. This includes research in fuze system architecture, extreme environment survivability, end game sensing, initiation sciences, characterization and phenomenology of fuzes. In this, he is responsible for solving the technical gaps for fuzing in the United States Air Force for future weapon requirements.
Mr. Jolly has had a broad career for more than 36 years as a technologist. This started as an Air Force officer at the Weapons Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, where he researched radiation hardened microelectronics for space vehicle application. After leaving the Air force in 1988, Mr. Jolly worked as a support contractor at Eglin AFB focused on fuze technology for various weapon systems that includes JDAM, PAVWAY, CALCM, and the Sensor Fuzed Weapon. In 2003 Mr. Jolly took the position of Director of Engineering for a company that designed and manufactured various avionic systems for both Air Force and Navy aircraft. In this position, he managed personnel in three locations around the country and was responsible for development programs for avionics on the F-15, FA-18, F-22, AC-130, and ACH-130 aircraft. In 2009, Mr. Jolly returned to Eglin AFB and technology development for weapon systems. Mr. Jolly became a Civil Servant and joined AFRL in 2010.