Brig. Gen. Robert E. Mansfield, Jr., USAF (Ret.) is an Aerospace Executive in Residence in the Department of Business Administration, Center for Aviation and Aerospace Leadership at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide. He has served as Director of Supply for the U.S. Air Force at the Pentagon and has had numerous assignments both at home and abroad leading major Air Force logistics and management operations.
Gen. Mansfield served in a senior leadership role in the Lockheed-Martin Joint Strike Fighter project and was the Director of the National Center for Aerospace Leadership funded by the U.S. Congress. Gen. Mansfield holds a Bachelor of Science degree (cum laude) from the University of Arizona in Business Administration, and a Master of Science degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology in Acquisition Logistics Management. He is a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College Program Manager's Course, and the Air War College. He is certified in Acquisition Logistics Management (level III) and Program Management (level II), and is a fully qualified Joint Service Officer. He has served on the Supply Chain Council's Aerospace and Defense Special Industry Group (SIG); currently he chairs the Supply Chain Risk SIG.
Gen. Mansfield is a member of the Clarkson University Business School’s Board of Advisors, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide Board of Advisors, and the Missile Defense Agency’s Transforming Defense Supply Chains Technical Advisory Board. He was co-chair of the Michigan Governor’s BRAC Task Force in 2005. He was a member of the Defense Science Board 2006 Summer Study on 21st Century Strategic Technology Vectors, and is currently a member of the Manufacturing Committee for the Aerospace States Association.
Welcome to Embry-Riddle Worldwide’s Center for Aviation and Aerospace Leadership (CAAL).
The aviation and aerospace industry has a rich heritage of leaders – from the early civilian and military pioneers in aviation and space, to the entrepreneurs and captains of the aviation and aerospace industry today.
But the world is changing, and one of the primary roles of the Center is to explore what it means to be a leader in aviation and aerospace today, examine how that role may be changing, and document what current and aspiring leaders can do to be more effective in the years to come.
We have a terrific staff and an extraordinary Industry Advisory Board, so please join us on our journey, and do not hesitate to contact us if we can assist you in any way.