Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Mr. Terry J. Jaggers


Telephone: 202-334-3655
Mr. Terry J. Jaggers currently serves as the Director of the Air Force Studies Board (AFSB) and the Technology Insight-Gauge, Evaluate & Review (TIGER) Standing Committee at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC (as of October 10, 2011).  Mr. Jaggers joined the National Academies in June 2011 and served as the Deputy Board Director of AFSB before accepting his current position as AFSB’s Director. He also holds an appointment as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, advising both the University's Center for Energy Security and serving as advisor pro tem to the Executive Office of the President's Office of Science & Technology Policy. Mr. Jaggers is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology and Engineering, where he served as the Air Force's Science and Technology (S&T) Executive, Chief Engineer and Scientist, Technologist, Engineer and Mathematician (STEM) manager for over 15,000 civilian and military officers. He left public service after 29 years in active duty Air Force, the Air National Guard and Reserves, federal civil service, and finally the Senior Executive Service (SES) - attaining the equivalent civilian rank of a 2-star military officer. He has served his nation in numerous Air Force assignments across the country at the base, major command, and headquarters Air Force levels. He has had joint and interagency assignments at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he served as Acting Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Engineer, and at the National Reconnaissance Office as a Program Manager for imaging intelligence technologies. He has extensive training in senior executive management and leadership from the Federal Executive Institute, Georgetown Government Affairs Institute, and Harvard Kennedy School of Government
He is a certified acquisition professional in systems engineering, test, and program management. Mr. Jaggers earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Western Illinois University and another Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois. He also has a Master of Business Administration degree from Florida Institute of Technology and a Master of Science degree in Defense Industrial Base Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University. Mr. Jaggers is a two-time Meritorious Civilian Service Medal winner and has numerous other awards and honors from government, academia and professional societies.