Aviation Safety Officer
Tom Huff was named to the newly created position of Aviation Safety Officer in 2012, reporting directly to the Gulfstream President as an independent safety advocate. He provides oversight to the comprehensive Safety Management System and associated safety programs for all flight operations including experimental test, production test, demonstration and corporate flights. Moreover, he champion’s a corporate culture that embraces safety and quality as foundational values.
Huff recently retired from the U.S. Navy after 28 years, with significant operational, test and acquisition experience. He led an FA-18 squadron as well as the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. His last assignment was Wing Commander for Navy and Marine Corps test programs at Patuxent River, Maryland.
Huff holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, a master’s degree in aviation systems from the University of Tennessee and a master’s in foreign affairs and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College. He is an Associate Fellow in the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and the Gulfstream representative to the Military Affairs Council of the Savannah Chamber of Commerce.