Maj. Gen. Robert S. Dickman, USAF, Ret.
(Exec. Dir., American Inst. of
Aeronautical & Astronautics)
3.9 – Aliens & Deadly Weapons (9.22.11)
6.14 – Mysterious Devices (6.27.14)
Robert S. Dickman is the current executive director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the premier technical society dedicated to global leadership in the aerospace community. General Dickman has held this position since 2005. Prior to his position at AIAA, he was deputy for Military Space, in the Office of the Undersecretary of the Air Force from 2002 to 2005, responsible to the Department of Defense (DOD) Executive Agent for Space for strategic planning; budget preparation; system acquisition and science and technology oversight; interagency and White House coordination; and Congressional interactions for all military space efforts. General Dickman has also held the following positions: director of Corporate Operations, National Reconnaissance Office, 1998-2000; DOD space architect, 1995-1998; director of Space Programs, U.S. Air Force Headquarters, 1995; director of the Eastern Range and Commander of the 45th Space Wing at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral, Florida, 1993-1995; and director of Plans, Air Force Space Command, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1992-1993. He retired from the Air Force in 2000. General Dickman has over 35 years of experience in space-related basic research, systems development and procurement, launch and on-orbit operations, strategic planning, and financial management.