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Department of Aeronautics

Faculty and Staff

 

Lt Col Barrett McCannLt Col Barrett McCann

Instructor

EDUCATION:
Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air University, 2007
MS, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1996
BS, Aeronautical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, 1995

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:
U.S. Air Force Academy, Instructor, 2003-2005, full time
U.S. Air Force Academy, Assistant Professor, 2005-2006, full time
U.S. Air Force Academy, Assistant Professor, 2014-present, full time

NON-ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:
F-22 Lead Program Element Monitor, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition), 2007-2010
Lead Systems Engineer, Laser Integrated Product Team, Airborne Laser System Program Office, 1999-2003
Computational Warhead Design Engineer, Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, 1997-1999

CERTIFICATIONS OR PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS:
Defense Acquisition University Certified Acquisition Professional
• Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering (SPRDE) Level 3
• Program Management (PM) Level 2
Space Professional—Level 1

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANZATIONS:
Sigma Gamma Tau (Aerospace Engineering Honorary)
American Physical Society

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Outstanding Academy Educator, USAF Academy Department of Aeronautics, 2006
Defense Meritorious Service Medal, 2003
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, 2006, 2010
Company Grade Officer of the Year, USAF Academy Department of Aeronautics, 2004
Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, Aeronautical Systems Center, 2003
Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, Kirtland AFB, NM, 2003
Engineer of the Year, Airborne Laser System Program Office, 2001
International Test and Evaluation Association Special Achievement Award, 2000
National Science Foundation Graduation Research Fellowship Award, 1995

PRINCIPAL PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:
• McCann, B., “Directed Energy in Four Quadrants: Focusing Directed Energy Weapon Development in the US Air Force,” Air Command and Staff College paper, 2007
• Hiers, R., Sirbaugh, J., and McCann, B. and “Experimental Verification of the Aerodynamics of Stream Thrust Probes,” AIAA Paper 2005-1215, 43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2005
• McCann, B., “Airborne Laser Program Laser Requirements,” Directed Energy Professional Society Solid State and Diode Laser Technology Review, 2001
• McCann, B., “Hydrocode Simulations of a High Velocity Penetrator,” ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, 1999
• McCann, B., and Darmofal, D., “Evaluation of Local Preconditioners for Multigrid Solutions of the Compressible Euler Equations,” AIAA Paper 97-2028, 13th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, 1997
• McCann, B., and Bowman, W., “Experimental Study to Determine the Aerodynamic Characteristics and Performance of Common Kayak Paddle Designs,” AIAA Paper 95-2211, 26th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, 1995

RECENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITES:
Candidate, PhD program in Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington, 2010-present (dissertation pending)
Air War College Distance Learning Program, Air University, 2012

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