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Leadership

Masoud Rasti

Mr. Rasti is the Branch Chief for Transformation and Engineering Services and Program Manager for the Integrated Training Platform. The branch provides valuable resources in the transformation of learning services though technical assessments, resources requirements/management and system architecture within the division.
 
Mr. Rasti has served in the AETC/A3/6 Directorate of Operations and Communications, as strategy and technical advisor to the Deputy Director for Force Development for Force Development/Continuum of Learning since September 2018.
 
Mr. Rasti led a branch in support of the AETC Directorate of Operations (A3), Training Technology Division along with the AETC Directorate of Plans and Programs, and Requirements Directorate.  His team provided technical expertise in engineering research, oversaw existing technology standards, and provided advisement for new/emerging standards for advanced training devices.  
 
Also, Mr. Rasti has served as Chief, Technology Integration Branch for AETC. He has extensive experience in Modeling and Simulation, Distributed Mission Operations (DMO), Software and Hardware Engineering, and Logistics and Acquisition Management.
 
In 2005, Mr. Rasti was the sole person selected by the AETC Vice Commander to attend the notable Executive Leadership Development Program in the Office of Secretary of Defense.
 
Mr. Rasti began his civil service career in 1985.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering as well as a Master’s degree in Acquisition Management.  He is currently working on his Ph.D in Engineering Management and has completed over 900 hours of DoD professional and technical development training.  Mr. Rasti is fluent in Farsi and Dari.  He is also proficient in speaking and reading in Arabic.
 
EDUCATION:
1982      Associate Degree, Aircraft Technology, St. Philip’s College, San Antonio, TX 
1988      Bachelor of Engineering Degree, University of Texas at San Antonio
1994      Certified Acquisition Professional-Logistics (Level III)
1996      Masters Degree, Acquisition Management, Webster’s University, San Antonio, TX
2001      Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB
2006      Executive Leadership Development Program
2016      Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Expert, Learning Tree International
Currently – Ph.D., Engineering Management, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
 
ASSIGNMENTS:
1.      1989-1999, Electronics Engineer, Kelly AFB, TX
2.      1999-2001, Computer Engineer, HQ AETC, Randolph AFB, TX
3.      2001-2004, Modeling and Simulation Engineer, HQ AETC, Randolph AFB, TX
4.      2004-2018, Chief, Technology Integration Branch, HQ AETC, Randolph AFB, TX
5.      2018- 2019, Chief, Future Environments Division, HQ AETC, Randolph AFB, TX
6.      2019- 2022, Strategy and technical advisor to the Deputy Director for Force Development’, HQ AETC, Randolph AFB, TX
7.      2022-Present, Branch Chief for Transformation and Engineering Services, Program Manager for the Integrated Training Platform
 
AWARDS: 
Performance and/or ‘Time Off’ Award, 1985 – 2022
AF Outstanding Engineer Senior Civilian, 2007         
Letter/Certificate of Commendation, 2002
Special Act or Service Award, 1997
Suggestion Cash Award, 1994
Notable Achievement Award, 1993
Best Paper Award for AUTOTESTCON, 1992