Col. Jason E. Bartolomei, USAF

System Program Manager, Ground Based Strategic Deterrent
U.S. Air Force

Colonel Jason Bartolomei is the Senior Materiel Leader Upper and System Program Manager for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program office, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill AFB, UT. He is responsible for the development, deployment, and sustainment of the next-generation Intercontinental Ballistic Missile system. The combined $83 billion portfolio replaces the venerable Minuteman III weapon system and provides the nation’s most responsive global strategic deterrent and global strike capabilities. Prior to his current assignment, Col Bartolomei served as a Chief of Staff of the Air Force Fellow working interagency issues in the National Capital Region, Washington DC and was assigned to The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Prior to this assignment, Colonel Bartolomei served as the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) Integration Program Manager at the U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Systems Directorate at Hill AFB UT. In this role, Colonel Bartolomei led early acquisition activities and systems engineering to replace the land-based leg of the nation’s nuclear triad. Previously, he served as the deputy of the Program, Budget, and Congressional Division in the Directorate of Global Reach Programs, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition where he supported the Air Force’s tankers, airlift, special operations, and trainer fleets. He has also served as a program element monitor for the KC-46A tanker aircraft, a systems engineer in the F-22 System Program Office, and an assistant professor of engineering mechanics at the US Air Force Academy. During Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, Colonel Bartolomei served at the Joint Warfare Analysis Center where he led JWAC’s Counter Terrorism Support Team in support of counterinsurgency and counter-terrorism operations. He was a Service Chiefs’ Fellow at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in 2010, a Military Legislative Fellow for Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT) in 2011, and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations (2008-2013).

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