William E. Boeing Distinguished Lecture 2016

Event Date: April 12, 2016
Speaker: Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski
Sponsor: School of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Eliza Fowler Hall - Stewart Center
Open To: General public is welcome. Parking available

"The Third Offset Strategy: The Future of Airpower"

General Ellen M. Pawlikowski

Commander, Air Force Materiel Command

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Air Force Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski will present the William E. Boeing Distinguished Lecture at Purdue University on April 12th.

Gen. Pawlikowski's talk on the future of airpower will be at 4:30 p.m. in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. It is free and open to the public.

The William E. Boeing Distinguished Lecture Series, named in honor of the Boeing Co.'s founder, is administered by the College of Engineering's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Started in 1999, the series features an internationally known speaker from the aerospace or air transportation industries.

Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski serves as Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The command employs some 80,000 people and manages $60 billion annually, executing the critical mission of warfighter support through leading-edge science and technology, cradle-to-grave life cycle weapon systems management, world-class developmental test and evaluation, and world-class depot maintenance and supply chain management.

General Pawlikowski entered the Air Force in 1978 through the ROTC program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She then attended the University of California at Berkeley and received a Doctorate in chemical engineering in December 1981, entering active duty at McClellan AFB, California, in April 1982.

General Pawlikowski's career has spanned a wide variety of technical management, leadership and staff positions including command at the wing and center levels. She has served as Director of the Acquisition Management Office for the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Atomic Energy and as Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Counterproliferation, Office of the Secretary of Defense. Her leadership assignments included Program Director of the Airborne Laser Program; Commander of the Military Satellite Communications Systems Wing; Deputy Director of the National Reconnaissance Office; Commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory; and most recently Commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center.

General Pawlikowski is nationally recognized for her leadership in the US science and technology community. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the National Academy of Engineers.

Prior to her current assignment, General Pawlikowski was the Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C

A reception will be held in the West Foyer lobby of the Stewart Center immediately following the lecture.