Mrs. Natalie W. Crawford, EXCOM Member

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EDUCATION

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

          Honorary PhD in Engineering, 2016

University of California, Los Angeles

         Graduate Study, Engineering & Applied Mathematics, 1966-1967

         B.A., Mathematics, 1961

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

RAND, 1964-present

         RAND Senior Fellow, 2006-present

         Project AIR FORCE Distinguished Chair in Air and Space Policy, 2014-present

         Vice President and Director Project AIR FORCE, 1997-2006

         Associate Director, Project AIR FORCE, 1995-1997

         Director, Force Modernization & Employment Program, Project AIR FORCE, 1993-1995

         Director, Force Structure & Force Modernization Program, Project AIR FORCE, 1992-1993

         Director, Theater Force Employment Program, Project AIR FORCE, 1988-1993

         Associate Director, Theater Forces Program, Project AIR FORCE, 1986-1988

         Senior Staff Member & Project Leader, Engineering & Applied Sciences Department, 1974-1986

         Member Technical Staff, Engineering Sciences & Aero Astronautics Departments, 1964-1974

North American Aviation

         Programmer Analyst, 1961-1964

Air Force Scientific Advisory Board

         Co-Chairman, 1996-1999

         Vice Chairman, 1990-1991

         Member, 1988-2003; 2005-2014; 2015-present

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Conventional standoff weapons; night/adverse weather attack capabilities; tactical aircraft; aircraft survivability; munitions and targets; tactical air requirements; avionics; aero performance; aircraft survivability; electronic combat; weapons effects; off-board sensor support to combat operations; power projection force structure and assessments; theater air defense; force modernization; space systems; information operations; low observables; directed energy; space situational awareness

 

PROFESSIONAL / SCIENTIFIC / HONORARY AFFILIATIONS

AIAA Honorary Fellow (2017), Project AIR FORCE Distinguished Chair in Air & Space Policy (2014); United States Air Force Academy Thomas D. White National Defense Award (2012); Air Force Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2011);  OSD Medal for Exceptional Public Service (2006); NDIA Combat Survivability Lifetime Achievement Award (2006); RAND Medal for Excellence (2006); Lifetime Achievement Award, Air Force Analytic Community (2003); Lt Gen Glenn Kent Leadership Award (2003); Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service, USAF (2003, 1995); Vance R. Wanner Memorial Award, Military Operations Research Society (2003); Kelly Johnson Award, San Fernando Valley Engineers Council (1998); Woman of the Year, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Council (1997); Santa Monica High School Hall of Fame (1995); YMCA Woman of the Year, (1983); Who's Who in the West; Member, JPL Advisory Council (2002 – 2009); Member, Sandia Nuclear Weapons External Advisory Board; Member, National Academy of Engineering (2001); Fellow, AIAA (2011)