Jerry Jankowiak is the Air Force Acquisition & Technology (AFAT) Business Unit Lead in Dayton, Ohio. Jerry retired from the Air Force in 2011, concluding a 29- year exceptional career. He began his Air Force career as a navigator, eventually accumulating over 3,400 hours in E-3A/B/C, EC-135H/P, and WC-135 aircraft. Jerry came to MTSI with extensive operations, requirements generation, acquisition oversight, and program management experience after serving in numerous leadership positions at the Squadron, Wing, MAJCOM, Air Staff, Joint Staff, and OSD levels. Jerry is holds a level III certificate in program management from the Acquisition Professional Development Program, with substantial Department of Defense planning, programming, budgeting, and execution; foreign military sales; and international armaments cooperation experience. While serving at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, he advised the U.S. Ambassador to NATO and the Secretary of Defense Representative Europe on acquisition, armaments cooperation, air and missile defense, air traffic management, ammunition safety, standardization, and interoperability. He championed NATO Alliance’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance standardization improvements to increase the NATO Alliance’s interoperability and information sharing, accelerating its time-sensitive targeting capabilities. He also led U.S. efforts to deliver a cost-effective Alliance ground surveillance capability, focused U.S. participation on high profile NATO Defense Against Terrorism programs in support of International Security Assistance Force urgent operational requirements, and led U.S. inter-agency policy activities to develop acceptable solutions to NATO’s Baltic air policing and Iceland air defense missions.
In addition to his AFAT Business Unit position, he currently manages the execution of an MTSI subcontract with PricewaterhouseCoopers providing program management and engineering support to the Global Hawk System Program Office on Wright-Patterson AFB. As the lead program manager, he handles all cost, schedule, and performance aspects of the subcontract. His specific program office duties include ensuring Global Hawk complies with all statutory and regulatory requirements as well as developing individual Defense Acquisition Board Milestone documents.