Joe Limber

Senior Military Operations Analyst at Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc

Washington D.C. Metro Area
Defense & Space
  1. US Air Force
  1. Naval War College

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Recognized expert within DoD for Intelligence Analysis, ISR employment, and Joint Air Operations and Planning. Blends impeccable technical credentials with combat-proven operational experience and organizational leadership. Consistently delivers innovation and vision enabling organizations to anticipate changing conditions and lead the resulting transformation.

Specialties:Organization Vision and Leadership
Strategic Planning
Requirements Development
Advanced Intelligence Analysis
Combined Theater Air Operations
Time Critical Target Operations


Senior Military Operations Analyst

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc
– Present (3 years 8 months)

Project Lead for Kill Chain Analysis in support of OUSD(AT&L)'s Research, Development, and Acquisition Task Force. Led team of 28 analysts and 4 retired Flag Officer consultants in evaluation of US advantages and disadvantages across all domains, Services, and mission areas from now through 2030. Results have become a critical driver in the investment decisions of AT&L and other organizations involved in the Strategic Rebalance, and have been briefed at the highest levels of the Department of Defense including the Deputy Secretary of Defense, PACOM Commander, and many others.

Commander, IADS Analysis Squadron, National Air and Space Intelligence Center

US Air Force
(2 years 1 month)

Led the Air Force and the Intelligence Community’s lead analysts responsible for comprehensive capabilities and performance assessment of adversary threats to US operations in the Air Domain. This integrated team of over 50 military and civilian personnel delivered a broad range of integrated, tailored assessments, products and services to joint operational forces, national policymakers, and the acquisition community. Capabilities included development and operation of the DoD's highest fidelity mission level simulation of Air Domain threats. Responsible for oversight of the DoD IADS Steering Committee, integrating IADS production and analysis across 4 IC production centers and our National, Service, and Allied Partners. Managed the execution of a $2.6 million annual budget. Squadron recognized as NASIC's Squadron of the Year, 2008.

Executive Officer to the DCS, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance

US Air Force
(1 year 1 month)

Directly supported the AF/A2 in all aspects of his interaction with Air Staff, Joint Staff, the Intelligence Community, and with other senior government officials. Advised the AF/A2 on development and implementation of USAF intelligence policy, programs, and budgets. Tracked, revised, and edited A2 staff actions; prepared and reviewed A2 correspondence, schedule and travel.

Battlespace Awareness Division Chief

US Air Force
(3 years)

Air Force JCIDS Representative to Battlespace Awareness FCB. Shepherded critical Air Force Programs through JCIDS review process, securing JROC approval for over $40B in AF investment. Ensured AF equities reflected in development requirements proposed by the other Services. AF's lead for UAV requirements development, delivered initial JROC approval of expansion of MQ-1 capacity to support initial 20 orbits in CENTCOM.

Previous Work Experience

US Air Force
(11 years 7 months)

Broad foundations in AF Acquisitions and Intelligence Career Fields. APDP certifications in Program Management and Test and Evaluation. Responsible for $60M+ Multi-national Test Programs, delivering advanced instrumentation capabilities and integrating allied test programs to reduce cost and risk across six countries.

Served as Wing Intelligence Officer, 52 FW, Spangdahlem AB, GE, building the foundations for deployable Wing-level intelligence capability and for delivery of near-real-time ISR support to the SEAD/DEAD mission. These capabilities shaped USAF successes during Operation Allied Force.

As Chairman, AF Tactics Program at HQ AIA, responsible for global integration of this critical ops/intel capability, expanding support to non-traditional missions. Fielded comprehensive upgrade to aging tactics analysis software, saving millions over the FYDP and enabling rapid integration and field intelligence and operations facilities. Also responsible for establishment and leadership of first ever HQ AIA STO Cell, ensuring integration of critical capabilities within the Joint Planning community.

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Founder, Committee Chair, Charter Organization Representative

Pack 108, Boy Scouts of America
– Present (1 year 4 months)Children

Assistant Scoutmaster

Troop 501, Boy Scouts of America
– Present (5 months)Children

Pack Committee Chair, Troop Assistant Scoutmaster

Pack 295, Troop 295, Boy Scouts of America
(1 year)Children

Committee Member

Troop 234, Boy Scouts of America
(2 years 9 months)Children

Committee Member

Troop 35, Boy Scouts of America
(1 year 3 months)Children

Den Leader

Pack 1385, Boy Scouts of America
(2 years 10 months)Children

Den Leader

Pack 2, Boy Scouts of America
(11 months)Children

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Causes Joe cares about:

  • Children
  • Education
  • Science and Technology

Organizations Joe supports:

  • Boy Scouts of America
  • American Taekwondo Association


US Air Force Weapons School

IWIC Patch, Air Warfare

Intelligence Weapons Instructor Course

Intelligence Officer School

Intelligence Officer Fundamentals Course, Intelligence Applications Officer Course

Distinguished Graduate

Cornell University

B.S., Applied and Engineering Physics

Activities and Societies: Alpha Phi Omega, AFROTC


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  • Command
  • Organizational...
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • ISR Employment
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Operational Planning
  • Air Defense Analysis
  • Program Management
  • Operations Research
  • Youth Leadership
  • Intelligence Community
  • C4ISR
  • UAV
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Command & Control
  • Special Operations
  • Test Engineering
  • Requirements Management
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Software Development
  • Foreign Military Sales
  • Joint Military...
  • Weapons
  • Tactics
  • Reconnaissance
  • National Security
  • Air Force
  • Navy
  • Army
  • NATO
  • Defense
  • DoD
  • Military
  • Intelligence
  • Security Clearance
  • Military Operations
  • Top Secret
  • Security
  • Government Contracting
  • Counterterrorism
  • SCI Clearance
  • Military Experience
  • Force Protection
  • Defence Sector
  • Systems Engineering
  • Military Aviation
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