Col Sean Dorey, USAF

Air Force Research Laboratory
Senior Materiel Leader, Strategic Planning and Integration Division, Munitions Directorate
Precision Strike Technology Symposium PSTS-22 : Air Force S&T

Colonel Sean P. Dorey is the Senior Materiel Leader, Strategic Planning and Integration Division, Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Florida. He is responsible for leading a 75-person team in planning and executing a $550 million science and technology portfolio to develop and demonstrate next-generation weapons.

Colonel Dorey was commissioned in 1999 as a graduate of the Air Force ROTC program at Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York. Throughout his career, he has served in a variety of acquisition leadership, technical management, and staff positions for next-generation air and space systems.

Colonel Dorey began his career at Hill AFB, Utah, as the Chief Engineer for the Minuteman III Guidance Replacement Program. In 2002, he was selected to attend the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and earned a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. Following AFIT, he served in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Munitions Directorate and 46th Test Squadron, Eglin AFB, Florida. In 2008, he served in the National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, Virginia. In 2010, he was selected for the Lean Aerospace Initiative Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Then, he was the first Program Element Monitor for the B-21 Program, Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. In 2015, he served as the Director of Special Activities, Air Force Special Access Program Central Office, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Prior to his current assignment, Colonel Dorey served as the F-15EX Program Manager, leading a 90-person team in recapitalizing the aging F-15C/D fleet with 144 F-15EX aircraft valued at approximately $16 billion.