Lewis E. Curtis III
Education: MS, Mechanical Engineering, AF Institute of Technology (Distinction and Melvin Gross
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming (Honors)
MS, Business Administration, Troy State University
Squadron Officers School, Air University (Distinguished Graduate)
Royal Air Force Staff College, Bracknell, England
Air War College, Air University (Distinguished Graduate)
Senior Managers in Government Course, Harvard University
Senior Executives in National and International Security Course, Harvard University
Position: President, GIG Concepts Inc.
Thirty five years Air Force experience in aircraft maintenance, logistics management, munitions and
acquisition. Retired in the rank of Major General. Served as a director in both the AIM-120 (AMRAAM) and
B-1 program offices. Served in command and senior staff positions in acquisition, engineering, budgeting
and funding, and logistics management. Extensive source selection experience including as a source
selection authority. Served as the Designated Acquisition Commander for all Air Force jet engines. Currently
consulting in business strategy, strategic planning, acquisition logistics logistics strategy weapons and
munitions. Extensive experience with Performance Based Logistics strategies. President of the International
Ammunition Association (IAA) from 1999-2008. Technical advisor to the Association of Firearms and
Toolmark Examiners (AFTE).
Consultant, GIG Concepts Inc. (1995-Present): Wide variety of experience in business development,
business planning, competitive assessments, Red Teams and strategic planning supporting numerous
clients including Lockheed, Boeing, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney, the USAF and the USN.
Served six years on the Texas Strategic Military Planning Commission. Served on the Congressional
Overseas Basing Commission. Supported the Greater Kelly Development Authority in the redevelopment of
Kelly AFB. Provides specialized ammunition consultation for government and industry activities worldwide.
Commander, San Antonio Air Logistics Center (1992-1995): Directed the activities of approximately 14000
military and civilian personnel responsible for the support of the C-5, T-38, T-37 and other aircraft as well as
the inventory of jet engines for the C-5, C-130, F-15 and F-16. Responsible for the management special
weapons, aerospace fuels, automatic test equipment, ground support equipment, small gas turbines and
aircraft starter systems. Managed a depot maintenance program valued at $2B annually and a spares
purchase and repair program of approximately $2B annually. Improved maintenance performance to
progress for a $100M loss in FY92 to a $100M profit in FY96. Also served as the Air Force Designated
Acquisition Commander for Propulsion. Responsible for the acquisition and logistics management of all Air
Force engines including those managed by the Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson AFB and
Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker AFB. Provided oversight of weapon and munitions activities in
support of the Air Force missions.
Commander, Air Force Acquisition Logistics Division (1989-1991): Directed the activities of over 2000
acquisition professionals providing support to all Air Force acquisition programs and selected NASA
programs. Developed baseline and management techniques with wide application to the acquisition process.
Set standards for the acquisition logistics processes applied to Air Force acquisition programs. Provided
supervision and oversight of the planning and execution of weapon systems and munitions acquisition and
sustainment planning across the Air Force.
Air Force Logistics Command Staff (1984-1989 and 1991-1992): Served as the director of engineering, and
as the assistant deputy chief of staff for material management with broad responsibility for spares
procurement and repair funding, as well as AFLC policy responsibility for acquisition, spares procurement
and material management. Served as the deputy chief of staff for plans and programs with budget
responsibility for ~ $30B in central procurement, maintenance and O&M funds. Also responsible for the
AFLC manpower program, and for workload and mission assignments to the Air Logistics Centers.
Air Force Bio: http://afehri.maxwell.af.mil/Documents/pdf/WOAB/Curtis.pdf
IAA Website: http://cartridgecollectors.org/
AFTE Website: http://www.afte.org/