Maj Gen Thomas Masiello, USAF Retired




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DARPA, Adaptive Capabilities Office (ACO)

Maj Gen Thomas Masiello, USAF Retired

Mr. Thomas Masiello is the Director of the Adaptive Capabilities Office. He strategizes across DARPA’s technical offices to accelerate transition of breakthrough DARPA technologies into capabilities for the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community, other Federal agencies, and private-sector partners.


General Masiello’s last active duty Air Force position was Commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Prior to this role, Mr. Masiello was the Director of DoD Special Programs, the principal staff assistant and adviser to the Deputy Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L) on all programs protected under special access controls. He has served as an operational fighter pilot, experimental test pilot, test squadron commander, and Wing Commander of a classified test unit conducting developmental flight tests on a wide variety of advanced weapon systems.


Mr. Masiello is a graduate of the USAF Test Pilot School, USAF Weapons School, and holds a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, a Master of Science in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy.