Dr. Bruce Chesley is the chief architect for Boeing Network and Space Systems (N&SS), aligning technology investment and development with the current and future needs of the business. He is responsible for new product development and evolution, mission analysis, technology roadmap implementation, and integrated solutions for space exploration, cybersecurity, missile defense, and satellite communication systems. Chesley was named to this position in September 2014.
Previously, Chesley led business development and strategy for Space and Intelligence Systems. In this role, he oversaw business development operations, personnel and budgets for this multibillion-dollar business involved in national security, military navigation and communication, civil and commercial space and intelligence programs.
Chesley previously served as the Director of Advanced Space & Intelligence Systems, part of the Boeing Phantom Works business unit. He led a Phantom Works team that developed next-generation satellites and advanced space mission capabilities. His research and development programs focused on designing, building, testing and operating new technologies and prototypes for small satellites and special missions. He has also held positions in program management, business development, and engineering in the Space and Intelligence Systems and Electronic and Information Solutions business units.
Chesley joined Boeing in 2000 after serving in the U.S. Air Force. His Air Force assignments included positions at Air Force Space Command, the National Reconnaissance Office, and on the faculty of the Department of Astronautics at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
He earned a doctorate in aerospace engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He also holds a Master of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
An author of more than twenty technical articles and book chapters on space systems engineering and satellite design, Chesley is a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the American Astronautical Society.