Air Force Oversight

The overall sponsor for PAF activities is the Department of the Air Force. The sponsor oversees and monitors PAF's research and is ultimately responsible for public accountability. The Air Force Steering Group (AFSG) for PAF, which is chaired by the Vice Chief of Staff and includes senior representatives from the Air Force Secretariat and the Air Staff, establishes overall objectives for PAF, provides broad supervision and policy guidance, and periodically evaluates the entire research program.

Current members of the AFSG are listed below.


General Stephen W. Wilson

Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force

Lieutenant General Robert P. Otto

Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance

Lieutenant General James M. Holmes

Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Plans and Requirements

Lieutenant General William J. Bender

Chief, Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer

Lieutenant General Mark C. Nowland

Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations

Lieutenant General John B. Cooper

Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection

Lieutenant General Mark A. Ediger

Surgeon General of the United States Air Force

Lieutenant General Arnold W. Bunch Jr.

Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition

Lieutenant General Gina M. Grosso

Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower, Personnel and Services

Lieutenant General Jack Weinstein

Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration

Lieutenant General Stayce D. Harris

Assistant Vice Chief of Staff and Director, Air Staff, United States Air Force

Ms. Heidi H. Grant

Deputy Under Secretary of Air Force, International

Mr. Kevin E. Williams

Director of Studies and Analyses, Assessments and Lessons Learned

Mr. Gabe Camarillo

Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs

Ms. Darlene J. Costello

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition)

Dr. Mark A. Gallagher

Technical Director , Studies and Analyses Assessments and Lessons Learned

Updated January 2017