|COLONEL DOUGLAS W JAQUISH|
Col. Douglas W. Jaquish is the Vice Commander, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. He oversees the development, test and evaluation of manned and unmanned aircraft systems, the testing of experimental and research aerospace vehicles and parachute systems, the operation of the USAF Test Pilot School, and the development, control and operation of the Edwards Flight Test Range. He supports the conduct of test and evaluation programs for the military Services within the Department of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Colonel Jaquish entered the Air Force as a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1987. He served as an operational F 111E weapon systems officer and EF 111A electronic warfare officer, flying over 130 combat missions in Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, PROVIDE COMFORT and DENY FLIGHT. A distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Colonel Jaquish has served as an experimental flight test weapon systems officer in multiple variants of the F 15, F 16 and T 38 and an experimental test pilot in the RQ 4 Global Hawk.
Prior to his current position, Colonel Jaquish was the Director of the National Assessment Group. He has also held positions as a program manager, flight test squadron commander, and Deputy Commandant of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. Colonel Jaquish is a master navigator with more than 2,400 flying hours in over 40 aircraft types.
1987 Bachelor of Science in Engineering Sciences, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1989 Master of Engineering in Engineering Mechanics, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va.
1992 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1999 U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif.
2002 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2008 Master of Strategic Studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1. August 1987 - May 1989, AFIT graduate student, JIAFS/Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va.
2. June 1989 - August 1990, student and distinguished graduate, undergraduate navigator and electronic warfare officer training, 450th and 453rd and 455th Flying Training Squadrons, Mather AFB, Calif.
3. December 1990 - February 1991, student, lead-in fighter training, 479th Tactical Training Wing, Holloman AFB, N.M.
4. February 1991 - August 1991, F 111 weapon systems officer training, 428th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M.
5. August 1991 - December 1993, F 111 weapon systems officer, 77th and 55th Fighter Squadrons, Royal Air Force Upper Heyford, U.K.
6. January 1994 - October 1997, EF 111 evaluator/instructor electronic warfare officer, flight commander, 429th Electronic Combat Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M.
7. October 1997 - June 1998, Deputy Chief, Manpower and Quality, 27th Fighter Wing, Cannon AFB, N.M.
8. July 1998 - June 1999, student and distinguished graduate, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif.
9. June 1999 - June 2001, experimental flight test weapon systems officer, flight commander, Deputy Director for Developmental Test and Evaluation, 445th and 416th Flight Test Squadrons, Edwards AFB, Calif.
10. July 2001 - June 2002, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
11. June 2002 - June 2004, EC 130E/J Program Manager, 645th Materiel Squadron (Big Safari), Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
12. June 2004 - April 2005, Executive Officer to the Commander, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
13. April 2005 - April 2007, Commander, 452nd Flight Test Squadron, Edwards AFB, Calif.
14. April 2007 - June 2007, Deputy Commandant, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif.
15. July 2007 - June 2008, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
16. June 2008 - July 2011, Director, National Assessment Group, Office of the Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
17. August 2011 - present, Vice Commander, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, Calif.
Rating: Master Navigator
Flight hours: More than 2,400
Aircraft flown: EF 111A, F 111E/F/G, F 15B/D/E, F 16B/D, T 38B/C, T 41C, MQ 1, RQ 4A, TG 4A, TG 10D, TG 14A
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 27, 1987
First Lieutenant May 27, 1989
Captain May 27, 1991
Major October 1, 1998
Lieutenant Colonel June 1, 2003
Colonel December 1, 2008
(Current as of September 2011)