Keynote Speaker

Colonel Timothy A. Sejba

Timothy Sejba

Colonel Timothy A. Sejba is the Program Executive Officer for Space Development, Space & Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. He is responsible for establishing and exploiting opportunities for continuous, iterative, and innovative capability improvements through rapid prototyping, experiments, demonstrations and technology maturation for over 30 programs/projects valued in excess of $14.9 billion. He drives overarching and cross-cutting systems engineering approaches and leads acquisition strategy decisions to support warfighter operations. Col Sejba also serves as lead for the United States Space Force Acquisition Command Stand-Up.

Colonel Sejba previously served as Director, Innovation and Prototyping Directorate and Commander, Space & Missile Systems Center, Detachment 1, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. The directorate’s mission was to deliver responsive space capabilities to users across the National Security Space community and conduct developmental planning, science & technology, and pre- systems acquisition for the Space & Missile Systems Center. Colonel Sejba led a combined team of 740+ military, government civilians, and contractors in four geographically separated units responsible for development, acquisition, demonstration, launch, test and operations of DOD and civil space systems.

Colonel Sejba also served as the Acting Director for Space Rapid Capabilities Office (SpRCO) Kirtland AFB, NM. In this role, Colonel Sejba oversaw the development, demonstration, and fielding of space capabilities focused on timely satisfaction of Joint Force Commanders’ needs. SpRCO is focused on providing affordable, resilient, and rapid solutions that fundamentally change the way space power is used across the Department of Defense.

Colonel Sejba entered the Air Force following graduation from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1995 with a degree in Computer Engineering. He is a developmental engineer with space acquisition, operations and staff experience across the military, intelligence, and joint communities.



Distinguished Graduate, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 420, Duluth, MN.


Bachelor of Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, MN.


Masters in Business Administration, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.


Squadron Officer School (Correspondence), Maxwell Air Force Base, AL.


Squadron Officer School (Residence), Maxwell Air Force Base, AL.


California Institute of Technology Systems Engineering Certificate, Los Angeles Air Force Base, CA.


Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence), Maxwell Air Force Base, AL.


Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA.


Air Force Fellow (Residence), United States Senate, Washington, D.C.


Air War College (Correspondence), Maxwell Air Force Base, AL.


Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Ft McNair, Washington, D.C.


Senior Acquisition Course, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.


U.S. Air Force Enterprise Seminar, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC


Executive Program Managers Course, Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, VA.


  1. Jun 1995 – Mar 2002, Master Control Station Systems Engineer, and Chief, Command Section, 2nd Space Operations Squadron, Falcon Air Force Base,
  2. Sep 1997 – Mar 2002, Flight Commander, Chief, Standardization and Evaluation, Senior Flight Commander, and Executive Officer, Operating Division Four – National Reconnaissance Office, Onizuka Air Force Station,
  3. Mar 2002 – Jul 2005, Project Manager, Space-Based Systems, and Deputy Program Manager, Space Superiority Materiel Wing, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base,
  4. Jul 2005 – Jun 2008, Chief, Position, Navigation & Timing Operations, and Executive Officer, USSTRATCOM Joint Functional Component Command – Global Strike & Integration; Chief, Special Programs, USSTRATCOM/J32, Offutt Air Force Base,
  5. Jul 2008 – Dec 2008, Air Force Fellow, AF/A9, Pentagon, Washington, C.
  6. Jan 2009 – Dec 2009, Air Force Legislative Fellow for Senator Mary Landrieu, Louisiana, United States Senate, Washington, C.
  7. Jan 2010 – Jun 2010, Space, Nuclear and Cyber Congressional Liaison, SAF/FMBL, Pentagon, Washington, C.
  8. Jul 2010 – Jun 2012, Commander, Space Operations Squadron, Aerospace Data Facility-Southwest – National Reconnaissance Office, Las Cruces,
  9. Aug 2012 – Jun 2013, Student, Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Ft. McNair, Washington, C.
  10. Jun 2013 – Jun 2014, Chief, Weapons and Capabilities Office, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Eglin Air Force Base,
  11. Jun 2014 – Jul 2016, Commander, Technology Operations Group, Communications Directorate – National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, VA
  12. Jul 2016 – July 2018, Deputy Director, Military Satellite Communications Systems Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base,
  13. July 2018 – February 2019, Acting Director, Space Rapid Capabilities Office, Kirtland Air Force Base, NM
  14. July 2018 – July 2020, Director, Advanced Systems and Development Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Kirtland Air Force Base,
  15. July 2020- Present, Program Executive Officer for Space Development, Los Angeles AFB, CA

Summary of Joint Assignments

  1. Jul 2005 – Jun 2008, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, NE.
  2. Jun 2013 – Jun 2014, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Eglin Air Force Base, FL.

Professional Certifications

Space Cadre Member, Level III

Program Management, Level III

System Planning, Research, Development and Engineering, Level II

Fully Qualified Joint Specialty Officer


"Deterrence for Space: Is Operationally Responsive Space Part of the Solution?" High Frontier: The Journal for Space and Cyberspace Professionals, 2010.

Major Awards and Decorations

Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster

Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters Meritorious Service Medal

Joint Service Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters Air Force Achievement Medal

Other Achievements

2002 Space and Missile Systems Center CGO of the Year

2005 Air Force Engineering Team of the Year

2012 NRO Director’s Circle Award for Leadership

2014 DoD CIO Team of the Year

2018 Secretary Wilson Program Office of the Year

Effective Dates of Promotion

Second Lieutenant: 31 May 1995

First Lieutenant: 31 May 1997

Captain: 31 May 1999

Major: 1 Nov 2005

Lieutenant Colonel: 1 Mar 2010

Colonel: 1 Nov 2013 (frocked); 1 Oct 2014 (official)