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C.L. Lucas

Experienced ISR / Aviation Professional

Shreveport, Louisiana
Defense & Space
  1. SAIC,
  2. C.L.Lucas
  1. 2d OSS Barksdale AFB,
  2. United States Air Force / United States Navy,
  3. United States Air Force (USAF), Fort Benning GA
  1. Air Command and Staff College
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EW Advisor-Mentor, Trainer & Integrator

– Present

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EW Advisor-Mentor, Trainer & Integrator

– Present (9 months)JIEDDO-AFCO, Lackland AFB, San Antonio

Electronic Warfare Advisor at JIEDDO. Perform exercise white cell support, primarily for Brigade through Corps level staffs, and COCOMs. Mentor deploying personnel on a broad range of EW issues, including attack-the-network principles and airborne electronic attack (AEA) integration.

ISR Operations Mission Commander / Sensor Operator and Imagery Analyst

– Present (3 years 1 month)Bridgewater, VA

* Develops, writes and provides TTP efficiency recommendations for implementation into crew
training plans and SOP
* Trains prospective MC candidates
* Manages 8 person flight crew in execution of tasking supportive of DoD customer requirements
- Navigates aircraft--directs execution of flight profile to maximize efficiency
- Operates mission planning and execution software
- Operates multiple UHF/SATCOM radio systems
- Integrates onboard Satellite Communications and Force Tracking systems to (where needed)
re-task airborne systems to meet customer needs in real time.
- Operates Aircraft-to-ground station data link for real-time processing of time processing
- Dynamically adjust aircraft mission profile integrate MX-20 into scheme of maneuver


– Present (11 years 7 months)Shreveport, Louisiana Area

Novelist, short story author

Director and Assistant Director of Operations

2d OSS Barksdale AFB
(1 year 10 months)Barksdale

Managed daily operations of 200+ personnel in 8 sections and 10 op centers in the USAF's largest bomber wing. Directs airfield services for eight units/oversees $185M/12,500 flying hour program for over 350 B-52 aircrew. Oversaw the 2d Bomb Wing's nuclear and conventional plans, aircrew training, weapons & tactics development and intelligence. Ensures squadron's deployment readiness, enforced administration/personnel polices and managed unit resources/manning document.

Career Military

United States Air Force / United States Navy
(24 years 7 months)Barksdale, AFB Louisiana

*Retired (multi service) Air Force Officer with 20+ years service from E-1 onward
- 2d OSS Director of Operations/Assistant Director of Operations
- Air Force Senior Navigator
- B-52 Electronic Warfare Officer/Instructor Evaluator
- Air Liaison Officer (ALO); Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) qualified
- Detachment Commander, 15th ASOS
* Naval Flight Officer (NFO)
- EA-6B Electronic Countermeasures Officer (ECMO)
* Enlisted Naval Aircrewman
- EP-3E Electronic Warfare Operator / SIGINT/ELINT Specialist

Commander, 15th ASOS-Det 1; Air Liaison Officer / Tactical Air Control Party

United States Air Force (USAF), Fort Benning GA
(3 years 3 months)Fort Benning, GA

Manages 28 Tactical Air Control Party personnel and $10M+ in assets in support of an Army Brigade
Ensures the Combat Ready status of unit personnel and maintenance of 19 command and control vehicles. Counsels the brigade commander's battle staff, leads intense planning and rehearsal for CAS execution. Advises the brigade commander (O-6) on CAS integration with Army ground scheme of maneuver.

Conventional CAS specialist, Special Operations enabler; Joint Terminal Attack Controller knowledgeable in operation of a diverse set of TACP associated equipment, expert analyst of FMV for ID, PID and Collateral Damage Estimates. Planned and executed air portion of multiple special operations missions fusing non-kinetic Electronic Surveillance and Electronic Attack platforms with multi-service/International kinetic assets to exceed set mission goals.

Liaised with 7th Grp and 20th Grp SF Ladership providing weapeoneering best solution/result in destruction/kill plans for a multitude of targets: HME, weapons cache, opium and High Value Targets (HVT) and High Value Individuals (HVI). Planned, oversaw and executed multiple Dynamic and Time Sensitive Target strikes on enemy and enemy war-fighting material and capability. Used multitude of fused intelligence assets (FMV, HUMINT, SIGNINT) for targeting and CDE determinations with respect to own/multination ROE restrictions.

Fostered international-relations; liaised with panel to improve availability and reliability of ISAF aircraft responding to Troops in Contact situatios.

Qualified in use of: M4, M16, M9, M2, M240, M203 and Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifle

B-52 Electronic Warfare Officer / Instructor-Evaluator

20th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale AFB LA
(3 years 5 months)

Responsible for the defense of a five-person, $74M bomber aircraft. Employs Electronic Countermeasures to ensure bomber penetration, in support of operations, including deep interdiction bombing, missile attack, aerial mining and sea surveillance.
Manages daily ops for the USAF's largest bomb group consisting of four operational squadrons, the Formal Training Unit and two divisions, Stan/Eval and Plans, Polices and Exercises, Supervises planning, training and mission execution in support of operational plans for conventional and nuclear weapons delivery, aircrew formal training and contingency plan development
Plans, directs and validates and implements group wide standards and evaluations programs by conducting aircrew training for the employment of long-range bombers in worldwide targeting through the full spectrum of conflict
Evaluates and instructs 300+ aircrew members including 60+ Electronic Warfare Officers on all aspect flight procedures, primarily aircraft defense through threat recognition, avoidance and survival techniques while operating against a developed Integrated Air Defense System

Naval Flight Officer (NFO) / Electronic Countermeasures Officer (ECMO)

US Navy
(4 years 10 months)

Responsible for the navigation, communication and employment of Electronic Attack (EA) and High Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM) on-board the EA-6B Aircraft in execution of Suppression of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD) plans in support of multi service offensive strike packages.

Naval Flight Officer / Electronic Counter-Measures Officer

United States Navy (USN)
(4 years 10 months)

Provides air support by electronic countermeasures against enemy Integrated Air Defense Systems, C2/C3 and C3i communications and network systems
Manipulates airborne passive and active systems to identify, locate and target enemy missile systems with the AGM-88 High Speed Anti Radiation Missile active electronic attack
1st Lieutenant branch/division officer-responsible for the renovation, general cleanliness, upkeep and maintenance of all squadron spaces ashore and deployed
Schedules officer responsible for planning/scheduling of squadron flight operations
Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization officer-responsible for the management, implementation and oversight of the squadron's NATOPS training and standardization program.
Navigations officer-maintained squadron's flight publications, charts and area planning materials
Crew Resource Management / Cockpit Resource Management facilitator and instructor
Subject matter expert in Electrical Signal analysis

Electronic Warfare Operator (EWOP)

Naval Aircrewman / EP
(3 years 1 month)FAIRECONRON ONE (VQ-1) NAS Agana, GUAM

Naval Aircrewman/Aviation Electronics Technician and Electronic Warfare Operator (EWOP)


  • Military
  • Security Clearance
  • DoD
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Military Operations
  • Special Operations
  • Command
  • Air Force
  • National Security
  • Weapons
  • Intelligence
  • Tactics
  • Operational Planning
  • Reconnaissance
  • Aviation
  • Aircraft
  • Systems Engineering
  • Defense
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Government
  • Navy
  • Integration
  • Military Experience
  • Information Assurance
  • Radar
  • Combat
  • Army
  • Intelligence Community
  • Leadership
  • Command & Control
  • Readiness
  • Military Liaison
  • Military Training
  • Counterterrorism
  • Afghanistan
  • Foreign Military Sales
  • Program Management
  • Government Contracting
  • Flights
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Force Protection
  • Top Secret
  • Military Logistics
  • Homeland Security
  • Organizational...
  • C4ISR
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United States Air Force (USAF), Fort Benning GA

  • Joint Terminal Attack Controller Qualification Course (JTAC-QC)
  • Air Liaison Officer Qualification Course (ALO-QC)
  • Joint Fires TTP

20th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale AFB LA

  • U.S. Air Force Certified Flight Instructor Course (CFIC)
  • B-52 Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO) Qualification Course

US Navy

  • Electronic Counter-Measures Officer (ECMO) Qualification Course
  • Electronic Warfare Officer Qualification Course

United States Navy (USN)

  • Student Naval Flight Officer

Naval Aircrewman / EP

  • AV(C) School Electronic Warfare Operator Course
  • Naval Aircrewman Candidat School (NACCS)
  • Aviation Electronics (AV-A) School

Honors & Awards

Bronze Star


Meritorious Service Medal

Air Force Global Strike Command

2nd Award

Meritorious Service Medal

2d Bomb Group

Combat Action Medal

Department of the Air Force

Awarded for meeting the following conditions:
For the purposes of this award, the combat conditions are met when:
Individual(s) deliberately go outside the defended perimeter to conduct official duties-and
Come under enemy attack by lethal weapons while performing those duties, and
Are at risk of grave danger.
Come under fire and engage the enemy with direct and lethal fire, and
Are at risk of grave danger; also meet the intent of combat conditions for the award.

Army Commendation Medal

Department of the Army

Navy Commendation Medal "V"

Department of the Navy

Additional Honors & Awards

Air Force Combat Action Medal, Air Medal (3 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (2 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (with combat "V" device), Army Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (2 awards), various campaign medals


Air Command and Staff College

Leadership and Strategies

University of Mississippi

BA, Journalism, English, Spanish, Creative Writing

Activities and Societies: Beta Theta Pi, Naval ROTC, Ole Miss Rugby


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