Lieutenant Colonel Zachary C. Gray
Lieutenant Colonel Zachary C. Gray is the Material Leader, Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization Program, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. His Air Vehicle team is developing the Flight Systems, Survivability Systems, and Presidential Interiors for the next Air Force One fleet.
Prior to his current assignment, Lt. Col Gray was the United Arab Emirates, Country Director at Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He was the principal advisor to the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force, and Chief of Staff of the Air Force for Political-Military Affairs, Security Cooperation, Building Partner Capacity and Foreign Military Sales Cases.
Lt. Col Gray entered the Air Force in 2002 after receiving a commission from the Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. He has served in program management, developmental engineering, and staff roles at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Missile Defense Agency, Air Force Nuclear Weapon Center, Air Force Program Executive Office for Strategic Systems, and Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. Lt. Col. Gray holds a master’s degree in computer engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from University of Florida.