James M. (“Buddy”) Kinlaw has more than 30 years of active duty and civil service experience in research, development, and test & evaluation across multiple Air Force and Department of Defense programs and technology initiatives. He has managed or supported weapons systems programs in various phases of acquisition. Specific experience includes 19 years at Eglin AFB in a variety of program office, AFRL, and central engineering positions. He spent 2 years in a HQ assignment at AFPC in San Antonio; 3 years at the OSD Office of the Deputy Under Secretary for Labs and Basic Sciences, and a year at ICAF (now Eisenhower School) in the National Defense University. He also spent 3 years as the AFRL technology liaison to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)—accumulating a total of 7 years of experience in the National Capital Region. Most recently, Mr. Kinlaw served 4 years in the AFRL Sensors Directorate at Wright-Patterson AFB.

“Buddy” holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA, and an additional Master’s degree in National Resource Policy. He also has 4 Level III DAWIA certifications. He retired from the Air Force in August 2015 with primary expertise in technology development, transition and transfer. Specialty areas include Munitions and Intelligence, Reconnaissance and Surveillance (ISR).

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