Department of the 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 Department of the Air Force Steering Group for PAF—which is chaired by the Under Secretary of the Air Force, the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and the Vice Chief of Space Operations—establishes overall objectives for PAF, provides broad supervision and policy guidance, and periodically evaluates the entire research program.

Current members of the Department of the Air Force Steering Group for PAF are listed below.


Ms. Kristyn E. Jones

Under Secretary of the Air Force (acting) (SAF/US) (Co-Chair)

General James C. Slife

Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force (USAF/CV) (Co-Chair)

General David D. Thompson

Vice Chief of Space Operations (USSF/CV) (Co-Chair)

Lieutenant General Caroline M. Miller

Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower, Personnel, and Services (AF/A1)

Lieutenant General Leah G. Lauderback

Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects Operations (AF/A2/6)

Lieutenant General Adrian L. Spain

Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations (AF/A3)

Lieutenant General Tom D. Miller

Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Engineering, and Force Protection (AF/A4)

Lieutenant General David A. Harris Jr.

Deputy Chief of Staff, Air Force Futures (AF/A5/7)

Lieutenant General Richard G. Moore Jr.

Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programs (AF/A8)

Lieutenant General Andrew J. Gebara

Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration (AF/A10)

Lieutenant General Robert I. Miller

Surgeon General of the Department of the Air Force (AF/SG)

Lieutenant General Dale R. White

Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (SAF/AQ)

Mr. Rowayne A. "Wayne" Schatz Jr.

Director, Studies and Analyses, Assessments and Lessons Learned (SAF/SA)

Ms. Kelli L. Seybolt

Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs (SAF/IA)

Mr. Alex Wagner

Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Manpower and Reserve Affairs (SAF/MR)

Ms. Venice M. Goodwine

Chief Information Officer, Department of the Air Force (SAF/CN)

Lieutenant General Michael A. Loh

Director, Air National Guard (ANG)

Lieutenant General John P. Healy

Chief, Air Force Reserve, and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command (AF/RE and AFRC/CC)

​​Primary FFRDC Sponsor

Mr. Andrew P. Hunter

Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (SAF/AQ)

Department of the Air Force Lead for PAF

Mr. Randy Reisinger

Technical Director, Studies, Analyses, and Assessments (acting) (SAF/SA)

Updated January 2024