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null Gary Serfoss

Contact Info

Email: glserfos@nps.edu
Phone: 719 487 9122
Gary Serfoss
Senior Lecturer
IDARM Adjunct Faculty

Lt Col (USAF Ret) Gary Serfoss, Ph.D., serves as a Senior Lecturer for the International Defense Acquisition Resource Management team within the Institute for Security Governance. He is also a systems engineer in the aviation division of Northrop Grumman, one of the world’s five largest defense contractors. Gary served as a U.S. Air Force officer for 20 years and spent most of those 20 years involved in some aspect of defense acquisition work. Gary worked research & development as well as training at the Air Force Research Laboratory. He served as the lead test and evaluation analyst for the $5 Billion Air Force/Navy Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS) program, which included the Raytheon T-6 aircraft and supporting systems. Gary also worked as a project manager and systems engineer to develop and deploy the Defense Biometric Identification System, the world’s largest identity management and access control system, around the world in support of the U.S. military. Finally, he served as an instructor at the Air Force Academy, teaching courses related to systems engineering, human factors engineering, the acquisition life-cycle and other topics. Upon retiring from the Air Force, Gary worked as a research program manager for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Next Generation Air Transportation System, before going to work for Northrop Grumman. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and completed his Master’s and Ph.D. work at Arizona State University in Industrial Engineering-Human Systems.