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Doug Ebersole

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C. Douglas Ebersole is the Vice President of Product Initiatives for Cornerstone Research Group (CRG) and is responsible for identifying mature technology products with strong customer pull and bringing them to market. Prior to joining CRG and following his retirement from the United States Air Force ( ) in 2017, Doug served in several consulting and leadership positions in the aerospace sector and Dayton start up community. His last assignment in the was as Executive Director, Air Force Research Laboratory, Dayton, OH. He was the principal assistant to the commander and the senior civilian executive responsible for managing ’s $2.1 billion science and technology program along with an additional $2.3 billion of externally funded research and development. In this position, Doug was the senior civilian executive to serve a government workforce of approximately 6,000 people in the laboratory’s nine component technology directorates and the 711th Human Performance Wing. 

Mr. Ebersole entered civil service upon graduation from Purdue University in 1982 and was assigned to the Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Dayton, OH. He later served as the Lead Flight Technology Engineer for the F-117A Nighthawk and F-15E Strike Eagle. 

In 2000, Mr. Ebersole was selected as the candidate to the Sloan Fellows Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He returned to WPAFB and served in a variety of assignments including Chief, Special Test Programs Division and Director of Engineering for the F-22 Program. In 2010, he was assigned as the Director of Engineering for the F-35 Joint Program Office, Arlington, VA, where he led the Technical Baseline Review which enabled the re-certification of Milestone B. In 2013 he returned to WPAFB as the Director, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, where he led the Air Force’s science and technology program in propulsion, power and air vehicles for advanced next-generation space, missile and aircraft applications with a work force of 1,800 military, civilian and contractors executing a nearly $700 million annual budget. 

Mr. Ebersole holds a Bachelor of Science in Aero/Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University, a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Dayton, and a Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Doug Ebersole

C. Douglas Ebersole is the Vice President of Product Initiatives for Cornerstone Research Group (CRG) and is responsible for identifying mature technology products with strong customer pull and bringing them to market. Prior to joining CRG and following his retirement from the United States Air Force ( ) in 2017, Doug served in several consulting and leadership positions in the aerospace sector and Dayton start up community. His last assignment in the was as Executive Director, Air Force Research Laboratory, Dayton, OH. He was the principal assistant to the commander and the senior civilian executive responsible for managing ’s $2.1 billion science and technology program along with an additional $2.3 billion of externally funded research and development. In this position, Doug was the senior civilian executive to serve a government workforce of approximately 6,000 people in the laboratory’s nine component technology directorates and the 711th Human Performance Wing. 

Mr. Ebersole entered civil service upon graduation from Purdue University in 1982 and was assigned to the Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Dayton, OH. He later served as the Lead Flight Technology Engineer for the F-117A Nighthawk and F-15E Strike Eagle. 

In 2000, Mr. Ebersole was selected as the candidate to the Sloan Fellows Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He returned to WPAFB and served in a variety of assignments including Chief, Special Test Programs Division and Director of Engineering for the F-22 Program. In 2010, he was assigned as the Director of Engineering for the F-35 Joint Program Office, Arlington, VA, where he led the Technical Baseline Review which enabled the re-certification of Milestone B. In 2013 he returned to WPAFB as the Director, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, where he led the Air Force’s science and technology program in propulsion, power and air vehicles for advanced next-generation space, missile and aircraft applications with a work force of 1,800 military, civilian and contractors executing a nearly $700 million annual budget. 

Mr. Ebersole holds a Bachelor of Science in Aero/Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University, a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Dayton, and a Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.