North Central College - Naperville, IL

Deborah Dean Cafarelli 1986

Colonel Deborah Dean Cafarelli is the Air Force Materiel Command chair to the United States Air Force (USAF) Air University. She joined the Air War College faculty in the Department of Warfighting in July 2009. As a developmental/flight test engineer, she has served in a variety of acquisition and staff positions at the Air Force Phillips Laboratory, the Air Force Flight Development Test Center, the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Air Staff. She has also commanded the 633rd Electronic Systems Squadron (JSTARS). She holds an additional bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University, as well as master’s degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in military operational art and science from the Air Command and Staff College, and in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF). She is also a graduate of the USAF Test Pilot School.