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Captain Blake Abrecht

Deputy Director & Instructor of Systems Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Blake Abrecht
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(719) 333-3545

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Bio

Capt Blake Abrecht commissioned in 2014 as a distinguished graduate from the United States Air Force Academy. Immediately following graduation from USAFA, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his Masters of Science degree from MIT's Engineering Systems Division. Capt Abrecht then served as an operations readiness engineer, operations lead, and deputy program manager for multiple experimental satellite programs at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate at Kirtland AFB, NM. Following this assignment, Capt Abrecht was the Chief of Engineering and Engineering Flight Commander for the 4th Space Control Squadron and also served as the deployment commander for an Expeditionary Space Control Unit at Air Base 201 in Niger. Currently, Capt Abrecht serves as the Deputy for the Systems Engineering Program at the United States Air Force Academy.

Education

2014 Bachelor of Science degree in systems engineering, United States Air Force Academy, USAF Academy, Colorado.

2016 Master of Science degree in engineering systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

2021 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.

Professional Experience

August 2014 – June 2016, Masters Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

June 2016 – May 2018, Operations Readiness Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate, Kirtland AFB, NM

May 2018 – July 2019, Space Flight Operations Lead, Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate, Kirtland AFB, NM

July 2019 – October 2019, Space Control Engineer, 4 Space Control Squadron, Peterson AFB, CO

October 2019 – June 2021, Chief of Engineering, 4 Space Control Squadron, Peterson AFB, CO

August 2020 – June 2021, Engineering Flight Commander, 4 Space Control Squadron, Peterson AFB, CO

October 2020 – March 2021, Commander, 4 Expeditionary Space Control Flight, Air Base 201, Agadez, Niger

June 2021 – Present, Deputy Program Director, Systems Engineering Program, U.S. Air Force Academy, CO