GG-15 PAUL J. MEJASICH

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Mr. Paul Mejasich is the Director of Safety, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base. Mr. Mejasich leads a team of military, civilian, and contractors who are responsible to the SMC Commander for managing a diverse safety program encompassing the research, design, development, acquisition, and sustainment of launch, range, satellites, and the associated command and control systems. He provides system safety oversight for SMC in close collaboration with other National Security Space stakeholders. His extensive portfolio includes military satellite communication, missile warning, navigation and timing, space-based weather, space launch and test ranges, certification for launch, space superiority, responsive space and other emerging evolutionary space programs involving eight major system program directorates including 5,000 employees nationwide executing an annual budget of $6 billion.

Mr. Mejasich enlisted into the Air Force in 1978 and was commissioned in 1983 through the U.S. Air Force Academy.  He entered Air Force civil service in 2005.  He has held a variety of acquisition, operations, training, and headquarters assignments in aviation and space operations, expeditionary force battlelab, complex weapon system risk management, and safety.  Mr. Mejasich is the former 14th Air Force Director of Safety and the USAF Safety Center's Space Safety Program Manager.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
July 1995 - July 1997, Space Operations Staff Officer, J-33, US Southern Command, Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama, as a major

FLIGHT/OPERATIONAL INFORMATION
Flight hours: more than 1,400, Aircraft flown as Navigator: B-52G, T-43A, Satellites Flown as a Satellite Vehicle Officer: Global Positioning System (GPS) Block I/II/IIA


EDUCATION
1983 - BS, History, US Air Force Academy, CO
1984 - Undergraduate Navigator Training, Mather AFB, CA
1987- Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
1990 - MA, Management, National University, CA
1995 - Undergraduate Space Training, Lowry AFB, CO
1997 - Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL (correspondence)
2014 - National Security Management Course, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, NY

MAJOR AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with two devices
Air Force Commendation Medal with two devices
National Defense Service Medal with one device
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Recognition Ribbon (Air Force Space Safety Outstanding Achievement Award)

(Current as of June 2017)