Joel Mozer

Chief Scientist

Air Force Space Command

Dr. Joel B. Mozer is Acting Chief Science and Technical Advisor, Headquarters Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. The command comprises 42,000 space and cyberspace professionals. The command oversees Air Force network operations; manages a global network of satellite command and control, communications, missile warning, and space launch facilities; and, is responsible for space system development and acquisitions. Dr. Mozer serves as the principal adviser to the commander on all scientific and technical (S&T) matters. 

Prior to this assignment, Dr. Joel Mozer was the Chief Experimentalist of the Integrated Experiments and Evaluation Division of Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicle Directorate. In that role, he was responsible for managing AFRL’s $40M/year investment in research and development related to the development of experimental satellites and payloads and conducts a team of 100 engineers and scientists at Kirtland and Holloman Air Force Bases in New Mexico--all working to develop cost effective ways to assemble, integrate, test and fly novel spacecraft and systems and to demonstrate new concepts for Department of Defense systems and missions. His particular area of specialization relates to space control and remote sensing—in particular the understanding the natural and man-made space environment and developing forecast tools for warfighters, theater battle commanders, and other decision-makers in order to mitigate risks.

Dr. Mozer is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and serves as the Chair of the Albuquerque Section. He is also a senior member of the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society. 

EDUCATION 2008 Air War College ;1992 Doctorate of Philosophy in Physics – University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona ;1990 Master of Science in Atmospheric Science – University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona ;1988 Bachelor of Science in Physics – New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico.