Lt. Gen. Michael Moeller
(U.S. Air Force, Ret.)
VP for Defense Strategy and Analysis, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines
Lt General (Ret) Michael Moeller is the vice president of Defense Strategy and Analysis for Pratt & Whitney's Military Engines division where he is responsible for developing and managing the Military Engines long-range strategy and operational analyses that identify opportunities to position P&W as the preferred propulsion provider of choice for a global customer base.
The strategy includes options for unique military propulsion systems as well as commercial engines that can be adapted for military use. This requires engaging with governments and industries from around the world to understand their requirements and offer Pratt & Whitney propulsion solutions to meet their needs.
Mike joined Pratt & Whitney in 2015 as the vice president of Integrated Customer Solutions after serving for 34 years in the United States Air Force. Before joining Pratt & Whitney, he held the position of Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs. In this role, he led the development and integration of the United States Air Force's long-range plans and the five-year, $604 billion Future Years Defense Program to ensure the Air Force's ability to build and employ effective air, space and cyber forces to achieve national defense objectives. Before his last Air Force assignment, Mike served as the U.S. Security Coordinator, Israel-Palestinian Authority for the U.S. Department of State.
While on Active Duty, Mike was a command pilot with more than 4,440 flying hours and 670 combat hours while participating in operations Desert Storm, Enduring, and Iraqi Freedom. He commanded at all levels of the United States Air Force including as a squadron, group, and twice as a wing commander. His staff tours included serving as the Director of Strategy, Plans, and Policy for United States Southern Command and United States Central Command as well as on the Headquarters United States Air Force and Joint Staffs.
Mike received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master of Science degree from Embry-Riddle University, and a Master of Arts degree from the School of Advanced Airpower Studies. He also completed the National Security Leadership Course from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.