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 Veralinn Jamieson

Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

Lieutenant General Jerry D. Harris Jr.

Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Plans and Requirements

Lieutenant General Bradford J. Shwedo

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 Jacqueline D. Van Ovost

Director of Staff, United States Air Force

Ms. Heidi H. Grant

Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs

Mr. Kevin E. Williams

Director of Studies and Analyses, Assessments and Lessons Learned

Mr. Daniel R. Sitterly

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs

Ms. Darlene J. Costello

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition and Logistics

Dr. Mark A. Gallagher

Technical Director, Studies and Analyses Assessments and Lessons Learned

Updated February 2018