Lt. Gen. Shaun Q. Morris
Program Executive Officer
Sustainment is one of the biggest and most complex challenges in modern military history. That’s why the Air Force is assertively pursuing new and innovative ways to optimize sustainment and operations to ensure global strategic advantage, especially in an increasingly complicated security environment.
From robots to fighter jets, the Rapid Sustainment Office is modernizing the Air Force and rebuilding the entire sustainment ecosystem to improve competitive military advantage against global threats and ultimately, protect our nation—today and beyond.
Through collaborative partnerships across business, government and academia, we’re pushing the boundaries on scaling innovative and proven technologies that will make the lives of Airmen safer and their jobs more efficient, reduce costs and increase mission readiness at an accelerated speed.
As the only office in the Air Force focused on sustainment, RSO has spearheaded more than 30 projects since launching in 2018, focusing on six technology areas: artificial intelligence and machine learning, advanced manufacturing, automation and robotics, data and digital environments, augmented and virtual reality, and rapid and austere maintenance environments.
The RSO is working with numerous innovative and talented companies to develop revolutionary sustainment technologies. See for yourself how we are increasing mission readiness by rapidly identifying, applying and scaling technology essential to the operation and sustainment of the U.S Air Force.
2021 Q2 Report Advancing pilot technology projects directly to Scale to benefit the Air Force enterprise is no small feat. Learn more about how we are tackling this challenge with our revolutionary Pathways to Scale initiative. Learn more
2021 Q1 Report Have you ever wondered how legacy Air Force aircraft like the B-52 Stratofortress continue to take to the skies? The answer is simple – sustainment. Learn more
2020 Annual Report In the face of unprecedented challenges, the RSO seamlessly adapted to carry out its mission. Learn more
2020 Q3 Report The RSO’s new “Digital Wingman” software program is utilizing automation and robotics to help the USAF streamline processes and drive efficiencies. Learn More
2020 Q2 Quarterly Report An RSO partnership is taking instant portable power to the next level with the development of rapidly deployable solar-powered structures. Learn More
2020 Q1 Quarterly Report The RSO’s implementation of Condition Based Maintenance Plus is proving to be a real game-changer for the USAF. Learn More
2019 Annual Report The RSO’s inaugural year was full of activity and engagement, yielding many memorable achievements. We are excited to see what 2020 brings! Learn More
2019 Q3 Quarterly Report The RSO has made huge strides across all of our focus areas, with a major win in Rapid & Austere Environments. Learn More
The Secretary of the Air Force tasks the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics and the Commander of Air Force Materiel Command to stand up the Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office.
Dr. Will Roper and Lieutenant General Robert D. McMurry Jr., sign the RSO Charter, officially standing up the RSO for implementation.
Lt. Gen. Robert D. McMurry Jr., Commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, is identified as the first Program Executive Officer for the Rapid Sustainment Office.
Initial operating capability is declared; initial technology areas are established (Condition Based Maintenance Plus, Advanced Manufacturing, and Automation & Robotics).
Additional technology areas are identified, forming the RSO’s core six focus areas.
RSO holds its inaugural Pitch Day in San Francisco.
RSO scales CBM+ and Advanced Manufacturing, establishing them as official RSO program offices.
Lt. Gen. Shaun Q. Morris assumes command of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and takes over as the Program Executive Officer for the Rapid Sustainment Office.
Secretary of the Air Force, Barbara Barrett, directs the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics and the Air Force Materiel Command to retain the RSO as a permanent Air Force organization.
The RSO hosts its inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Olympics, a first-of-its-kind free virtual gathering bringing together thought leaders from government, industry, academia and small business to collaborate and solve some of the Air Force’s most pressing sustainment challenges.
The RSO relocates to its new innovative headquarters, Hangar 01.
RSO hosts its 2021 Pitch Day, the first to be held at Hangar 01.