Randy "Laz" Gordon, Lt Col (USAF)
Commands a developmental flight test force consisting of 330+ contractor, civilian, and military personnel responsible for modernization of the F-22A Raptor. Manages a $37 Million annual operating budget and oversees $1.6+ Billion in national security assets. Led future capabilities, innovation, and experimentation for the US Pacific Command. Managed multi-billion dollar portfolio of advanced technology programs. Developed state of the art aerospace technologies as an experimental test pilot with experience in the F-22A, F-15C/E, A-10A/C, Bombardier BD-700 Global Express business jet, as well as 70 other military and civilian aircraft. Holds a Strategy PhD and Masters(summa cum laude) from the US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, graduate aeronautical engineering degree, mathematics, and systems engineering studies (magna cum laude) from the Air Force Institute of Technology and United States Air Force Academy. Competitively selected as a DARPA US Air Force Service Chief Fellow, 2 time White House Fellowship finalist, US Air Force Thunderbirds Commander finalist, and 2 time NASA Astronaut finalist.