SCOTT C. HARDIMAN

Scott C. Hardiman, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Air Force Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3), and the Director of the NC3 Integration Directorate, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.

Leading one of the AFNWC execution directorates, he is responsible for integration of the Air Force's NC3 Weapon System and for leading more than 400 Airmen, government civilians and support contractors. Additionally, he directs the acquisition execution of a $13.9 billion portfolio of Acquisition Categories (ACAT), non-ACAT, and sustainment programs. As the PEO for NC3, he reports directly to the Service Acquisition Executive and is the milestone decision authority for delegated ACAT II and all ACAT III programs in the NC3 portfolio.

Mr. Hardiman entered the Air Force in 1984 after graduating from the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, as a distinguished graduate with a regular commission. He began his military career as a Propulsion Systems Test Manager and F110-GE-129 Engine Production Program Manager, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.

During his 22-year military career, Mr. Hardiman served in a number of program management, logistics, and higher headquarters positions. Early in his career, he managed programs that included test and production of advanced jet engines for F-15 and F-16 fighter aircraft and advanced radar systems, communications and radar facilities for the U.S.-Canadian North Warning System. In his final two military assignments, he served as the Deputy System Program Director for the F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter program and the Materiel Squadron Commander for B-52H bomber modernization.

He began his civilian government service in 2006 as Deputy Director of the 851st Electronic Systems Group, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB, where he was responsible for a $5 billion program providing next-generation airborne sensor and battle management capabilities. He then served in a number of positions, including as a research fellow at the RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California; Deputy Director, Electronic Systems Center’s Capabilities Integration Directorate; and Chief, Space and Nuclear Networks Division.

From 2016 to 2022, Mr. Hardiman was both the Deputy Director, NC3 Integration Directorate, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, and the Air Force Deputy PEO for NC3. He assumed his current responsibilities in January 2022.

EDUCATION
1984 Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
1984 Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Distinguished Graduate, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
1987 Squadron Officer School, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1990 Master of Science, Systems Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1996 Air Command and Staff College, Outstanding Graduate, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2000 Air War College, Excellent Graduate, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 Advanced Program Manager’s Course, Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2005 Executive Program Manager’s Course, Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2009 Air Force Research Fellow, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, Calif.
2014 Executive Seminar on Enterprise Perspectives, U.S. Air Force Civilian Strategic Leadership Program, Washington, D.C.
2015 Executive Seminar on Leadership Development, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1984–1989, Propulsion Systems Test Manager, F110-GE-129 Engine Production Program Manager, and Executive Officer, Deputy for Propulsion, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
2. 1988–1989, Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. 1990–1994, Program Manager, Alaskan Unattended Radar Facilities Construction, and Chief, Alaskan Projects Branch, Surveillance and Control Systems Directorate, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
4. 1994–1997, Logistics Career Broadening Officer, Sacramento Air Logistics Center, McClellan AFB, Calif.
5. 1997–2000, Director, Trainer and Outsize Airlift Programs, Air Force Program Executive Office, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
6. 2000–2002, Country Desk Officer for Canada, France, Austria and Germany, and Chief, Western Europe Branch, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs, HAF, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
7. 2002–2004, Chief, F-117 Modernization Division; Chief, F-117 Weapon System Support Division; and Deputy System Program Director, F-117 System Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. 2004–2006, Commander, 651st Aeronautical Systems Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. 2006–2008, Deputy Director, 851st Electronic Systems Group, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
10. 2008–2009, Air Force Research Fellow, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, Calif.
11. 2009–2011, Deputy Director, Capabilities Integration Directorate, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
12. 2011–2012, Chief, Space and Nuclear Networks Division, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
13. 2012–2015, Deputy Chief, Space, Aerial and Nuclear Networks Division, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
14. 2016–2022, Deputy Director, Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Integration Directorate, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
15. 2017–2022, Deputy Program Executive Officer for Nuclear Command, Control and Communications, and Deputy, Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Integration Directorate, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
16. 2022–present, Air Force Program Executive Officer for Nuclear Command, Control and Communications, and Director, Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Integration Directorate, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass.

MAJOR AWARDS AND HONORS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
German Armed Forces Silver Honor Cross

(Current as of February 2022)