Jason Henderson is the Director for Federal Affairs at the Dayton Development Coalition where he supports the coalition’s aerospace & defense mission. He is a retired U.S. Air Force officer with over two decades of experience in aircraft maintenance, lifecycle logistics, program management, and test & evaluation. During his military career he led small and large teams & organizations within the fighter, bomber, and special mission communities, which included assignments at nine different locations and five overseas operational deployments.
Jason has extensive experience across the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) spectrum from programmatic and sustainment activities to operational deployment & employment. He also supported the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board’s 2016 study on Directed Energy Maturity for Airborne Applications.
Prior to coming to DDC, Jason was an Assistant Professor for Aerospace Studies at the University of Cincinnati. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Operations Management and a Master of Business Administration with logistics concentration. He is also a graduate of the Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College.
Jason and his wife, Brandy reside in Liberty Township, Ohio along with their three children. They chose to retire and plant roots in Southwest Ohio after a previous stint at Wright-Patterson AFB where they enjoyed the thriving community activities, family-focused atmosphere, and region’s accessibility.