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Mr Leo Marple is the Chief of the Advanced Programs office of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), headquartered at Arnold Air Force Base, TN.  His office oversees all program support for the Complex to include: program introductions, coordinating testing across multiple test cells, providing test and analysis expertise for program office development teams and a multitude of other services to help ensure program success for any system under development that may need AEDC’s test infrastructure. This work includes coordination with higher HQ, program leadership and Program Executive Officers.  His office ensures future program requirements are known across AEDC to enable the complex to prepare to meet that workload.

1990  Bachelor of Science in Aero/Astronautical Engineering – The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1992  Master of Science in Engineering – The Ohio State University, Columbus OH
1999  Certified Process Master – Hammer and Company’s process curriculum
2006  Air War College (Seminar)
2007  Master of Business Administration – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan Fellows Program, Cambridge, MA

June 1990 - September 1991, Aerospace Engineer HQ AFLC Material Management Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), OH
September 1991- September 1992, Palace Acquire Student at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH
September 1992- March 1993, Aerospace Engineer, HQ AFMC Engineering Directorate, WPAFB, OH
March 1993 – May 1998, Wind Tunnel Test Manager and Director Small Wind Tunnels, Wind Tunnel Test Branch, AEDC, TN
May 1998 - April 2001, Deputy Program Manager of AEDC’s $75M Reengineering Program and lead for development of AEDC’s Manage Business Processes and Systems
April 2001 – May 2002, Financial Management Officer, Developmental Assignment in the AEDC Comptroller Office
June 2002 – October 2002, Aerospace Engineer and lead business manager, AEDC Maintenance Division
October 2002 - July 2004, Manage Business lead and Acting Chief/Deputy for the Test and Evaluation Transformation Division within the HQ AFMC Operations Directorate, WPAFB, OH
August 2004 – June 2006, Business Process Lead for Test and Evaluation Management HQ Operations Directorate and Balance Score Card Deputy for the Command Initiative “Develop, Field, & Sustain”, WPAFB, OH
June 2006 – June 2007, Student Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan Fellows Program as part of the Air Force Senior Developmental Education, Cambridge, MA
June 2007 – November 2009, Deputy Division Chief for the Partnering Division within Plans and Programs Directorate at the HQ Air Force Research Lab, WPAFB, OH
November 2009 – October 2013, Division Chief for the AEDC Capabilities Integration Division, Arnold AFB, TN
October 2013 – July 2017, Director Flight Systems Combined Test Force and key technical team member for the AEDC Technical Operations and Sustainment contract competition, Arnold AFB, TN
July 2017 – Present, Chief AEDC Advanced Programs Office, Arnold AFB, TN

Exemplary Civilian Service Medal, 2001, 2006 and 2015
Special Act/Achievement Award 2008
Civilian of the Quarter HQ AFMC/A3 2006
Inspector General Outstanding Performer 1997