Bob Hodgkiss

Bob Hodgkiss, Colonel, USAF, Retired, is the President/CEO of Hodgkiss Consulting LLC, a firm supporting new and established businesses develop strategies and aerospace industry products for commercial and government customers. In his final USAF assignment he served as the Director and Senior Materiel Leader, Launch Systems Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles AFB, California.  He directed the development, acquisition and sustainment of launch systems required to launch national security satellites at the Eastern and Western Ranges and was the Program Manager of the $2B+ per year Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program.

Bob was commissioned in 1985 through AFROTC after graduation from the Pennsylvania State University.  He served in a wide variety of space research, acquisition and operations roles within the Air Force and National Reconnaissance Office.  Bob served as Program Manager of the Atlas V program at the Space and Missile Center (SMC) at Los Angeles AFB, California, and as the Executive Officer to the SMC Commander.  Prior to his final assignment at SMC, he was assigned to the Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon and was responsible for overseeing a portfolio of launch, range, Global Positioning System (GPS), ICBM and other space programs.

Education and Training

1985 Bachelor of Science, Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
1994 Master of Science, Industrial Engineering, New Mexico State University
2000 Advanced Program Management Course, Defense Management Systems College
2005 Executive Program Management Course, Defense Acquisition University
2007 Master of Strategic Studies, Air War College
2008 USAF Group Commander’s Seminar
2011 USAF Wing Commander’s Seminar
DOD Level III (highest) Certifications in Program Management and Systems Engineering
Master Space Badge & Certified Air Force Mission Director

Major Awards and Decorations

Distinguished Graduate, AFROTC Detachment 720, 1985
Air Force Weapons Laboratory Mission Support Award, 1986
Lt Gen Kenneth W. Schultz Award for Outstanding Program Manager, 2004
Laureate Award Finalist, Aviation Week and Space Technology Magazine, 2014
National Space Club’s General Bernard Schriever Award, 2015
Nation Reconnaissance Office Medal of Distinguished Performance, 2015
Legion of Merit, 2015

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