Col Corey Beaverson, USAF
Director, Global Capabilities Programs
JADC2: All Domain Warfare Symposium : Engaging with DOD Experiment - Rapid Defense Experimentation Reserve (RDER)
Colonel Corey Beaverson currently serves as the director of Global Capability Programs office under the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Prototyping and Software Directorate, and leads the execution of Foreign Comparative Technology programs.
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.
1999 Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn. 1999 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2005 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2005 Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, S.D. 2007 Master of Science, Flight Test Engineering, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif.
2010 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2013 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 2018 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
1. May 1999 – May 2002, Thermal-IR and Multi-spectral Analysis Engineer, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
2. May 2002 – Apr 2005, B-1B Mechanical Engineer, 28th Maintenance Operations Squadron, 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, S.D. (operation Enduring Freedom deployment)
3. Apr 2005 – Jan 2007, Lead Test Engineer, Airborne Warning and Control System Joint Test Force, 551st Electronic Systems Wing, Seattle, Wash.
4. Jan 2007 – Dec 2007, Student, Experimental Flight Test Engineer Course, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif.
5. Dec 2007 – Aug 2009, Test Flight Commander, 445th Flight Test Squadron, Edwards AFB, Calif.
6. Aug 2009 – Mar 2010, Assistant Director of Operations, 417th Flight Test Squadron, Edwards AFB, Calif.
7. Mar 2010 – Dec 2010, Assistant Director of Test, 461st Flight Test Squadron, Edwards AFB, Calif.
8. Dec 2010 – Dec 2011, Director of Operations, 772nd Test Squadron, Edwards AFB, Calif.
9. Dec 2011 – Aug 2012, Operating Location Commander, data masked
10. Aug 2012 – Jul 2013, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
11. Jul 2013 – Jul 2016, Chief, Advanced Weapons and Fire Control Division, Directorate of Special Programs, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (acquisitions), Pentagon, Washington D.C.
12. Jul 2016 – Jun 2018, Commander, Detachment 1, 96th Cyberspace Test Group, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
13. Jun 2018 – Jun 2020, Commander, 47th Cyberspace Test Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas
14. Jun 2020 – present, Director, Global Capability Programs, Washington D.C.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 24, 1999
First Lieutenant May 24, 2001
Captain May 24, 2003
Major, August 1, 2008
Lieutenant Colonel, May 1, 2014
Colonel, June 2020