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Colonel Jay "Scott" Goldstein is the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He is responsible for assisting the commander in managing a $4 billion science and technology program that includes both Air Force and customer funded research and development. He is also responsible for a global workforce of approximately 10,000 people in the laboratory's component technology directorates, 711th Human Performance Wing, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and 120 individual mobilization augmentees. In addition, he serves on the Joint Special Operations Command Science and Technology Task Force.

Colonel Goldstein is an experienced acquisition, cyber and space operations professional.  He began his military career in the U.S. Army and transferred to the U.S. Air Force in 1990. As a developmental engineer, he made significant contributions to ISR and communications systems, earning 15 Air Force Scientific Achievement Awards. He developed revolutionary capabilities at the National Reconnaissance Office and completed space operations training for the nation's classified ISR satellite systems. He was hand-selected to have sole government oversight of the NRO's most highly sensitive and technically challenging missions across the Department of Defense and intelligence community. Colonel Goldstein was mobilized seven times to lead Secretary of Defense authorized space and cyber special technical operations during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He oversaw ISR special access programs at the Joint Staff and helped craft the nation's future space architecture, gaining consensus for high priority programs valued in excess of $100B as well as contributed to the national cyber strategy. He was the first senior IMA to the A3, 14th Air Force, where he led the NAF's largest directorate providing operational policy, direction, planning and readiness for more than 20,000 personnel at 155 global locations. Prior to his current assignment, Colonel Goldstein was the Deputy Director of the Joint Reserve Directorate,  Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, where he provided science and technology leadership throughout DOD to shape strategic direction and position the military to meet tomorrow's national security challenges. He was also responsible for supervising multi-service reservists in a joint environment.

In his civilian capacity, Colonel Goldstein is an industry executive with extensive leadership and management experience as well as engineering expertise. He has served on the faculty and staff at MIT and Virginia Tech, published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles/book chapters and holds five U.S. patents on advanced topics in detection theory, information theory, data compression, ISR and communications systems.

1989 Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va.
1992 Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va.
1997 Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.
2004 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2007 Air War College, "Excellent Graduate," by seminar
2014 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.

1. April 1990 - March 1991, Electronic Engineer, Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
2. March 1991 - March 1992, Electrical Engineer, Rome Laboratory, Griffiss AFB, N.Y.
3. March 1992 - April 1998, Program Manager, Military Satellite Communications, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass. (with duty at Rome Laboratory/ Air Force Research Laboratory)
4. April 1998 - August 2000, Senior Systems Manager for Intelligence and Information, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
5. August 2000 - January 2001, Action Officer, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
6. January 2001 - April 2002, Deputy Chief, Hard Targets Branch, Advanced Systems and Technologies Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, Va.
7. April 2002 - April 2005, Watch Commander, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, Va.
8. April 2005 - April 2007, Director of Special Access Programs, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, Va.
9. April 2007 - April 2008, Chief of Flight Safety, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, Va.
10. April 2008 - April 2009, Special Assistant and Interagency Liaison for the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, Washington, D.C.
11. May 2009 - June 2011, Joint Staff Action Officer and Director of Joints Chiefs of Staff ISR Special Access Programs, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
12. July 2011 - December 2012, senior IMA to 14 AF/A3, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
13. January 2013 - May 2013, Deputy Director, Joint Reserve Directorate, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.
14. May 2013 - present, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with three "M" devices

Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for contributions to radar and communications theory
Fellow of the Washington Academy of Sciences for advances in the detection of weak signals in complex noise
Elected three times to the National Academy of Engineering, Frontiers of Engineering (nation's top 100 engineers).
Recipient of 15 Air Force Scientific Achievement Awards
1991 Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association International Meritorious Service Award
1991 AFCEA Distinguished Young AFCEAN Award
1991 Air Force Systems Command Reserve Junior Officer of the Year
1992 Air Force Systems Command IMA Officer of the Year
1992 AFCEA International Postgraduate Fellowship
1994 Electronic Systems Center IMA Officer of the Year
1996 Japanese Okawa Foundation Research Award and Grant
1998 Air Force Research Laboratory Reservist of Year (First AFRL Reservist of Year Awardee)
2000 United Kingdom Institution of Electrical Engineers Clarke-Griffith Memorial Paper Award for best paper in the IEE Proceeding - Radar, Sonar, and Navigation
2002 IEEE Fred Nathanson Radar Engineer of the Year Award
2002 Virginia Tech Dean's List of Outstanding Professors
2004 Washington Academy of Science's Award for Scientific Achievement in Engineering

Air Force Association - Life Member
Reserve Officers Association - Life Member
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association - Life Member

Second Lieutenant (Army) July 13, 1986
First Lieutenant (Army) July 12, 1989
First Lieutenant April 11, 1990
Captain Aug. 6, 1992
Major Aug. 9, 1999
Lieutenant Colonel Aug. 18, 2005
Colonel June 1, 2011

(Current as of May 2014)

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