B.S., 1995, Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech
Graduate, 1999, United States Naval Test Pilot School Fixed Wing Flight Test Engineer Curriculum, Class 115
M.S., 2004, Aviation Systems, University of Tennessee
Kristin Swift is currently the Principal Deputy Director, US Department of Navy Airworthiness Directorate (AIR-4.0P) at the Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, Maryland. She has also held positions at Naval Air Systems Command as Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) Division Head/Chief Engineer A-4.0P, and Senior Airworthiness Engineer and Naval Aviation Technical Information Product (NATIP) Deputy, A-4.0P.
Previously, Swift was NAVAIR Flight Dynamics engineer, responsible for resolving flying qualities and stability and control issues for numerous fleet and developmental aircraft including JSF, MMA, F-14, C-2, E-2C, and C-130. Swift was also a member of Countermeasures Hands-On Program (CHOP) Skunkworks Mission-8 team lead for missile guidance and control system / countermeasure incorporation, Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM. She was also an Aerospace Engineer Co-op student with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division supporting Theater Ballistic Missile Defense analysis.
Select Awards and Recognition
(2008) Women in Aerospace Achievement Award
(2005) NAVAIR Commanders Award; Research, Engineering, Testing, and Technology
(2004) NAVAIR Commanders Award; Research, Engineering, Testing, and Technology
(2003) NAVAIR Commanders Award; Research, Engineering, Testing, and Technology