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About Us

The mission of the RSO is to transform the operations and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. The RSO increases mission readiness by rapidly identifying, applying and scaling technology essential to the operation and sustainment of the U.S. Air Force. 

Reports

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.

  • 2020Q3-QuarterlyReport

    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

  • 2020Q2-QuarterlyReport

    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

  • 2020Q1-Quarterly-Report

    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

    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

  • 2019Q3-Quarterly-Report

    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

History

July 2018

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.

October 2018

Dr. Will Roper and Lieutenant General Robert D. McMurry Jr., sign the RSO Charter, officially standing up the RSO for implementation.

November 2018

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.

December 2018

Initial operating capability is declared; initial technology areas are established (Condition Based Maintenance Plus, Advanced Manufacturing, and Automation & Robotics).

April 2019

Additional technology areas are identified, forming the RSO’s core six focus areas.

November 2019

RSO holds its inaugural Pitch Day in San Francisco.

December 2019

RSO scales CBM+ and Advanced Manufacturing, establishing them as official RSO program offices.

September 2020

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.

October 2020

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.

October 2020

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.

RSO Leadership Team

Lt. Gen. Shaun Q. Morris
Program Executive Officer

Mr. Nathan Parker
Deputy Program Executive Officer

Col(S) Nicole Ruff-Lehman
Military Deputy Program Executive Officer

Mr. Nicholas Phillips
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. John Hedke
Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Jeffrey Morningstar
Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Kimberly Atkinson
Chief Contracting Officer

Mr. Michael Sander
Chief Logistics Officer

Mr. Allen McCormick
Chief Strategic Communications & Engagement

RSO Board of Directors

Dr. Will Roper
SAF/AQ

Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr.
AFMC/CC

Lt. Gen. Warren D. Berry
HAF/A4

Lt. Gen. Donald E. "Gene" Kirkland
AFSC/CC

Lt. Gen. Shaun Q. Morris
AFLCMC/CC