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William A. Waugaman, Ph.D.
Lieutenant Colonel (ret), USAF
Energy Security Program Manager, NORAD & USNORTHCOM

Dr. Bill Waugaman is currently the Energy Security program manager at North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and US Northern Command, Peterson AFB, CO.  He leads the energy security working group and is the co-operational manager of the Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security.  His responsibilities include science and technology advisor, homeland defense issues, energy infrastructure awareness during exercises and real world events, and interagency coordination.  His current areas of interest include electric smart grid security, cyber security, information sharing, tunnel detection, bioengineering, and unmanned aerial vehicles.  Prior to this position, he was the Deputy Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dean of the Faculty, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado.  He is a Board of Director’s member for the Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium and IEEE member.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Waugaman graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1985.  After receiving his commission, he attended Undergraduate Pilot Training program at Reese AFB and his first assignment following pilot training was as a T-38 Instructor Pilot at Reese AFB, TX.  From 1989 to 1992, Dr. Waugaman served as a Pilot Instructor Trainer at Randolph AFB, TX.  He was then sponsored to earn his MSEE at the University of Texas in San Antonio.  He instructed as an Assistant Professor at the United States Air Force Academy.  After earning his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado in 1999, Dr. Waugaman returned and taught at the United States Air Force Academy as an Associate Professor.  Dr. Waugaman is a command instructor pilot with over 3000 flying hours in the T-38, TG-7, and UV-18.  He is married to the former Melanie Peak of Lubbock, TX, and they have three grown children.

EDUCATION:
1985    B.S., Electrical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, CO
1987    Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
1997    Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio
1998    Air Command and Staff College, Seminar
1999    Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder
2006    Air War College

 

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