Robert L. Behnken Resume (Text version)
Robert L. Behnken
Date of birth: 1970-28-07
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: 555-555-5555
Rank: Colonel, USAF
Experienced and results-oriented NASA Astronaut and the U.S. Air Force Colonel with over 700 hours in space and 1,500 flight hours. Holder of a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology and the Distinguished Alumni Award recipient who possesses exceptional decision-making skills and the crucial ability to function well both independently and in fast-paced team environments.
07/2000 - present, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States
- Completed the astronaut candidate training.
- Assigned to support key launch and landing operations at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
- Served as the Chief of the Space Station Operations Branch and NASA’s Chief Astronaut.
- Responsible for flight assignments, mission planning, and on-orbit support of international space station teams as well as managing the astronaut office support for future launch vehicles.
- Flew STS-123 in March 2008 and STS-130 in February 2010, logging more than 708 hours in space.
- Currently practising for the Demo 2 flight of SpaceX’s CrewDragon spacecraft, the first crewed flight for that vehicle.
05/1991 - present, The United States Air Force, United States
- Commissioned via the Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) while studying at the Washington University in St. Louis.
- Worked on the development and management of new weapon systems at the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
- Completed the Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Basein California.
- Assigned to the F-22 Combined Test Force (CTF), serving as the lead Flight Test Engineer for the 4th F-22.
- Performed the flight test sortie planning, control room configuration development, and test conduct.
1993 - 1997, PhD, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States
Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering
Research: Control of rotating stall and surge in compressor systems. Research consisted of nonlinear analysis, real-time software development, and hardware construction.
1992 - 1993, Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States
1988 - 1992, Mechanical Engineering and Physics, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, United States
1988, High School, Pattonville High School, Maryland Heights, MO, United States
Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Senior/ Washington University (1992); Defense Meritorious Service and Defense Superior Service Medals / United States Air Force; NASA Space Flight Medal (2008, 2010); NASA Exceptional Service Medal (2011); Distinguished Alumni Award / Washington University (2013).
Time in Space: 29d 12h 17m
Flight Hours: 1,500 in more than 25 different types of aircraft