Col Corey Beaverson, USAF

Office under the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Prototyping and Software Directorate
Director of Global Capability Programs
2021 Pacific Operational Science & Technology (POST) Conference

Col Beaverson, served as commander, 47th Cyberspace Test Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. The squadron conducts test and evaluation of offensive and defensive cyber weapon systems. Additionally, the squadron evaluates the resiliency and survivability of other weapon systems vital to executing the core functions of the Air Force in a cyber- contested environment. Finally, the squadron operates a cyber-test range responsible for presenting threat representative environments to evaluate the performance of warfighting cyber capabilities and to characterize advanced techniques. Headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio, the squadron also has a Detachment at Edwards AFB, CA and operating locations at Eglin, Peterson, Hill, and Langley AFBs.

He enlisted in the Air Force in 1992 as a signals intelligence analyst and was granted a Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship in 1995.

Following commissioning, Col Beaverson served as a measurement and signatures intelligence analyst supporting operations Allied Force, Northern Watch, Southern Watch, and Enduring Freedom. Later he served in various flight test engineer capacities supporting E-3C, T-38A, C, KC- 135R, KC-10A, C-5M, C-17A, YAL-1, F-16C/D, F-35A, and electronic warfare tests.

As an engineer assigned to B-1B maintenance he deployed in support of operation Enduring Freedom as Officer in Charge of an aircraft maintenance recovery team to return a B-1B to flying status following a

Class-A mishap and damage sustained during combat operations. Later, he served as Operations Officer during the Airborne Laser first chemical carry, first light-in-flight, and system demonstration. Additionally, he was a member of the initial government cadre that transitioned F-35A operations from the contractor facility to Edwards AFB, California; in this capacity he assisted with the delivery of the first three aircraft and conducted elevated-risk flight sciences and envelope expansion testing.

He later served as the Operations Officer at the Benefield Anechoic Facility where he was responsible for antenna pattern measurements, electromagnetic interference compatibility tests, and classified electronic warfare tests. Additionally, Lt Col Beaverson was responsible for the development, operations and maintenance; of the Digital Integrated Air Defense System model, an F-16 systems integration laboratory, and F-35 manned flight simulators. He was then selected to serve as an Operating Location commander responsible for classified electronic warfare test capabilities.

While assigned to the Pentagon he directed the planning,  programming,  budgeting,  and  security  of  Special  Access Programs for a $3.8 billion dollar investment over the Future Years Defense Program. Additionally, Lt Col Beaverson served as the Program Element Monitor for advanced weapon technologies and was the primary Air Force interface to Congress, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Combatant Commanders and other services on the joint development of advanced weapons capabilities.

Serving as a Detachment commander at Hanscom AFB, MA he guided test and evaluation involvement within command & control, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and nuclear command, control, and communications acquisition activities across three Program Executive Officer’s portfolios valued at more than $31 billion dollars. Lt Col Beaverson has more than 380 hours flying time in 28 different aircraft types.