Dr. Jacqueline Charles, Deputy Executive Director

Dr. Jacqueline Charles is a federal government employee with over 23 years of experience supporting multiple Department of Defense acquisition and sustainment programs. Currently, she supports the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program in Arlington, Virginia. Dr. Charles serves as a Product Support Manager responsible for life cycle management of software and hardware tools to support mission data file production to meet Warfighter capability needs in the Combat Data Systems Program Office.

Dr. Charles earned her PhD in Education with a specialization in Leadership for Higher Education in March 2020 from Capella University. Her dissertation was titled Leadership of College Presidents from Private and Nonprofit Sectors: A Qualitative Study. She also completed a Post-Master’s Certificate in College Teaching in 2017 and MBA with a specialization in Global Operations and Supply Chain Management in July 2012 from her alma mater. Dr. Charles holds certifications in Life Cycle Logistics and Program Management from the Defense Acquisition University. She is also a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and is currently working toward her PMP certification.

Dr. Charles is a former military spouse of an Air Force veteran of 22 years of service. She and her family were stationed at Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan, RAF Mildenhall in the United Kingdom, and McGuire AFB, New Jersey. Dr. Charles has been married over 25 years and have two adult children, ages 28 and 19.