U.S. Strategic Command


J8 Director, Capability and Resource Integration

Mr. Kenneth S. Callicutt, SES

Mr. Kenneth S. Callicutt is the Director of Capability and Resource Integration, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. He is responsible for conducting force management and analysis to include integrating, coordinating, prioritizing and advocating USSTRATCOM future concepts, mission capability needs, weapons system development, support for emerging technologies and command and control architecture across the mission areas. He is also responsible for the articulation and development of all command requirement processes to ensure that USSTRATCOM has the tools to accomplish its mission, and ensures appropriate decision support tools and assessment processes are in place to enhance operational capabilities. The directorate includes comptroller support, concepts and experimentation and force assessments.

Mr. Callicutt was born in Memphis, Tenn. He entered the Air Force in 1978 after receiving his commission through the ROTC program at the University of Memphis. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Callicutt also graduated from Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.; the U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.; Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.; and National War College in Washington D.C. Mr. Callicutt served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years, and retired in 2002.

His career includes serving as a unit aircraft commander, operations officer and squadron commander in numerous fighter squadrons. He also served as the Tactical Fighter Program Manager, Directorate of Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe; the Chief, Plans and Policy Division, the Joint Staff, Washington D.C.; and Commander, Combined Forces Air Component, Headquarters Combined Task Force, Operation Northern Watch, U.S. European Command, Incirlik AB, Turkey. In his previous assignment, he served as the Senior Technical Director, Air Force Command and Control, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center at Langley Air Force Base, VA.

His major awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit; Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, Combat Readiness Medal with two oak leaf clusters and two Presidential Meritorious Executive awards.

(Current as of December 2015)