COLONEL JOHN S.R. ANTTONEN

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Colonel John S.R. Anttonen serves as Director, Advanced Systems & Development Directorate and Commander, Space & Missile Systems Center, Detachment 1, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. The directorate's mission is to deliver responsive space capabilities to users across the National Security Space community and conduct developmental planning, science & technology, and pre-systems acquisition for the Space & Missile Systems Center. Colonel Anttonen leads a combined team of 740+ military, government civilians, and contractors in four geographically separated units responsible for development, acquisition, demonstration, launch, test and operations of DOD and civil space systems.

Prior to this position Colonel Anttonen was the Director of the Operationally Responsive Space Office, Kirtland AFB, NM, overseeing the development, demonstration, and fielding of space capabilities focused on timely satisfaction of Joint Force Commanders' needs.

Colonel Anttonen was commissioned in 1989 through the ROTC program at Oregon State University where he studied Mechanical Engineering. During his career, Colonel Anttonen has served in a variety of space research and development positions including Propulsion Development, Test Resource Management, Military Spaceplane Technology Development, DARPA Deputy Program Manager for the Falcon Spacelift Program, and at the National Reconnaissance Office.

Colonel Anttonen is a graduate of the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, where he earned a Doctorate in Aeronautical Engineering. His dissertation was entitled "Techniques for Reduced Order Modeling of Aeroelastic Structures with Deforming Grids". In 2007, he attended the prestigious Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington DC where he earned Distinguished Graduate honors and the Department of Homeland Security award for Excellence in Research for his paper entitled "The Three Computer War".

Colonel Anttonen was deployed twice as a United Nations Ballistic Missile Expert for Arms Control to Iraq. Additionally, he was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and served in the Office of Security Assistance, Logistics in Kabul, Afghanistan.

EDUCATION
1989 Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University, Oregon 1993 Master of Science in Astronautical Engineering, West Coast University, California
1996 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2001 PhD, Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio 2004 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama (Masters of Military Operational Arts
and Science)
2006 Air War College, by correspondence
2008 Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. (Masters of National Resource Strategy)

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1990 to March 1991, Mechanical Engineer, 4393 Engineering Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, California
2. March 1991 to July 1992, Missile Engineer, 730 Civil Engineering Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, California
3. July 1992 to March 1993, Chief, SABER Section, 730 Civil Engineering Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, California
4. March 1993 to July 1994, Propulsion Test Engineer, Space and Missile Systems Center, Detachment 9, Vandenberg AFB, California
5. July 1994 to June 1995, Chief, Propulsion Development Branch, Space and Missile Systems Center, Detachment 9, Vandenberg AFB, California
6. June 1995 to August 1998, Chief, Technology Development Branch, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico
7. August 1998 to October 2001, Student, Aeronautical Engineering PhD, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. October 2001 to August 2003, Branch Leader, Aerodynamics Research Team, Eglin AFB, Florida
9. August 2003 to November 2004, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
10. November 2004 to July 2007, Deputy Program Manager, Falcon Program, DARPA, Pentagon
11. July 2007 to July 2008, Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort McNair, Washington DC
12. July 2008 to May 2010, Group Operations Director, Advanced Technology Group, Advanced Systems and Technology, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly Virginia
13. May 2010 to January 2013, Senior Material Leader and Chief, Space Test and Operations Division, Space Development and Test Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico
14. February 2013 to July 2015, Director, Operationally Responsive Space Office, Space and Missile Systems Center, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico
15. August 2015 to present, Director and Senior Materiel Leader, Advanced Systems and Development Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

RATINGS AND BADGES EARNED
Master Space Badge Master Acquisition Badge
APDP Program Management Level III, Test and Evaluation Level II, SPRDE Level II

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
1990 Honor Graduate, Introduction to Base Civil Engineering 1991 Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, Los Angeles AFB 1993 Professional Mechanical Engineer, California
1994 Company Grade Officer of the Year, Vandenberg AFB 1994 Outstanding Graduate Student, West Coast University
1996 Outstanding Laboratory Team of the Quarter, Air Force Research Lab
1996 Distinguished Graduate Squadron Officer School
2008 Distinguished Graduate Industrial College of the Armed Forces
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters National Defense Service Medal with one gold star Southwest Asia Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant, March 18, 1990
First Lieutenant, March 18, 1992
Captain, March 18, 1994
Major, May 01, 2001
Lieutenant Colonel, March 01, 2006
Colonel, 1 September, 2010

(Current as of 3 August 2015)