Biography for Tuck McAtee

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Nov 18, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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Biography for Tuck McAtee




Mr. McAtee has a broad background in aerospace technology and program
management. A graduate of the US Air Force Academy, he received a Masters Degree
in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Arizona and attended the Ad
vanced
Management Program at Harvard Business School. He has
extensive

experience in the
US Air force and aerospace industry leading programs for designing, testing and
operating defense systems.


Mr. McAtee has over 4000 hours in Americas front line figh
ters, completed over 260
combat missions in Vietnam and was awarded 2 distinguished flying crosses and 12 air
medals. He graduated from both the USAF Test Pilot School and the USAF Fighter
Weapons School and
served as an instructor at both schools. He w
as
a test pilot on a
number of
development
programs including the
AGM
-
65 Maverick Missile and
F
-
16
A/B

Full Scale Development program
s
.


During his Air Force career, he held a number of leadership positions including
Director for the F
-
16 European Test an
d Evaluation Program. H
e led the effort to
build the first F
-
16 academic training curricul
um for Tactical Air Command and

later
was picked to restructure the Fighter Weapons School

curriculum
. During his tenure

there
, he
directed the effort to integrate

five disparate academic courses into a
single
curriculum

for weapons employment training.


After retiring from the Air Force, he joined Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
(then General Dynamics) to manage the F
-
16 Model Improvement Program. His group
d
evelop
ed
the F
-
16 Multi
-
Staged Improvement Program,
a multi
-
billion dollar upgrade
program
designed to

keep F
-
16
s

viable for years to come. Subsequently, he became
Director of the Advanced Tactical Aircraft program, a multi
-
billion dollar
program to
devel
op a
deep strike fighter to replace the F
-
111.


Following this
, Mr. McAtee served as a Director and Vice President of International
Business Development in the Middle East and North Asia. He
played
key
a role in
winning
F
-
16 contracts from
the

United Ar
ab Emirates
and the Republic of Korea,
resulting in contracts to American companies valued in excess
of $
10 billion.


Currently,

Mr. McAtee
is

the Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Asier Technology
Corporation, a
small
company

that
develop
s

and marke
t
s

innovative solutions for
digital communications and
cyber security
.