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VX-30 Technical Director

Mr. David Woodbury,
VX-30 Technical Director
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Mr. David Woodbury, Technical Director, VX-30

Mr. Woodbury, formally of Missoula, Montana, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, and from the University of Tennessee in 2000 with a master’s degree in Aviation Systems. He completed a 26-year active duty career as a Naval Aviator in May 2014, transitioning to government civilian service in June 2014.

Mr. Woodbury is a graduate of United States Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS), Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN), and a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps.

His flight test experience includes tours as a developmental test pilot and project officer with Strike Test Squadron (now VX-23) and as Senior Fixed Wing Instructor at USNTPS, both located in Patuxent River, MD. His focus has been aircraft carrier suitability, ordnance integration, and high angle-of-attack flight – primarily for the F/A-18 – however he has additional experience with flying qualities, performance, loads, noise and vibrations, and flutter testing.

Mr. Woodbury’s operational experience includes assignments with Strike Fighter Squadron ONE NINE FIVE (VFA-195) in Atsugi, Japan and Strike Fighter Squadron EIGHT TWO (VFA-82) in Beaufort, SC. He has deployed aboard USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62), USS JOHN F KENNEDY (CV-67), and USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71), flying combat missions both over Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mr. Woodbury was Executive Officer, then Commanding Officer of Strike Fighter Weapon School Atlantic in Virginia Beach, VA from 2005 to 2008, responsible for the administration of pre-deployment training to all East Coast F-14 and F/A-18 squadrons. His most recent assignment was as Division Director for Naval Air Warfare and Weapons at the Office of Naval Research, in Arlington, VA, managing Navy and Marine Corps investment in Science and Technology.

He left active duty at the rank of Captain with 4300 hours of flight time in over 30 aircraft, 700 carrier landings, and 80 combat missions. He has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and Distinguished Flying Cross with combat distinction.

Currently he serves as Technical Director for Air Test and Evaluation Squadron THREE ZERO (VX-30). He resides with his wife Meghan and four children in Camarillo, CA.

Last Update 09-Jan-2015 10:41