Awards Banquet Keynote Speaker
Joseph J. Lusczek, Jr.
"Surviving in a Rapidly Changing World of Technology"
Joe Lusczek retired as the Technical Director of Air Force Aerospace Systems Design and Analysis at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
In this position, he was responsible for defining system requirements and developing candidate aerospace system designs for modernizing Air Force aeronautical systems. If an aircraft is currently being used by the Air Force, chances are Joe played a role in its development.
He was Chief Engineer leading the design and setting the design specifications for the F-15 fighter bomber, A-10 attack aircraft, and the AGM-86 Air Launched Cruise Missile.
Other high profile projects on which he helped set requirements for include the Short Range Attack Missile (SRAM), B-1 bomber, F-16 fighter, C-17 transport, B-2 bomber, F-22 fighter/attack aircraft, and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
He is internationally known and recognized as an aircraft conceptual design and systems engineering authority. The Air Force, aircraft companies, Navy, NASA, and foreign governments sought, and continue to seek, his advice and counsel.