George  Ka‘iliwai III

George Ka‘iliwai III

Director, Resources and Assessment (J8)
U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM)

Dr. George Ka‘iliwai III is currently the Director, Resources and Assessment Directorate (J8), Headquarters, U.S. Pacific Command (HQ USPACOM). As the HQ USPACOM J8, Dr. Ka‘iliwai leads the Command in resource planning, programming and budgeting for operational requirements; conducts strategic assessments; conducts war fighting analyses and technology assessments; and advocates for future capabilities and forces to accomplish USPACOM mission.

Dr. Ka‘iliwai was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in July 2007. Prior to his appointment into the Senior Executive Service, Dr. Kailiwai was a Senior Level from July 2003 to July 2007. Dr. Kailiwai has 25 years as an active duty Air Force officer and 7 years as a Federal senior executive.

Dr. Ka‘iliwai is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and attended the California Institute of Technology under the Senior Commander’s Education Program. He holds two other masters degrees from Golden Gate University. He is also a distinguished graduate of Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College and the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. He earned a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Southern California in December 2000.

Dr. Ka‘iliwai’s Air Force decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Meritorious Service Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), and Air Force Achievement Medal. While at the USAF Academy, he was a United States Track and Field Federation All-American. Dr. Ka‘iliwai is the only non-rated officer to have commanded the USAF Test Pilot School. He is the International Society of Flight Test Engineers’ 2001 Kelly Johnson Award Recipient and Past President of the Society of Flight Test Engineers.