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Jarret Lafleur,
Board of Trustees Member

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees are national industry leaders who are passionate about the Foundation’s mission to aid the United States in retaining its world leadership in technology and innovation by supporting the very best and brightest scholars in science, technology, engineering and mathematics while commemorating the legacy of America’s pioneering astronauts.


Jarret Lafleur

Dr. Jarret Lafleur serves as Technical Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy, with a principal focus on nuclear posture and policy matters facing the interagency Nuclear Weapons Council. Just prior to his current assignment, Dr. Lafleur served as an engineer and systems analyst for the Homeland Security and Defense Systems Center at the California site of Sandia National Laboratories.

He conducted research related to defense systems and multi-attribute decision analysis, particularly on topics of system performance, cost, strategic risk, and security. Dr. Lafleur earned his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2012, focusing on the conceptual design and analysis of manned and unmanned spacecraft and space programs, with an emphasis on techniques for integrating flexibility into space system design decisions.

Dr. Lafleur has also engaged in engineering work at the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA White Sands Test Facility, and NASA Johnson Space Center. Dr. Lafleur was an Astronaut Scholar at Georgia Tech from 2005-2007.


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