As the UAS Test Site lead project manager, Jim Alexander manages the cost, schedule, and performance of a wide variety of research projects from government, academia, and industry. He also serves as a UAS pilot, visual observer, and chief of safety. Alexander is a private pilot, a retired U.S. Air Force navigator and staff officer, and a former NASA flight engineer and project manager. One of the projects he was involved with was a three-year hurricane research mission using the NASA Global Hawk UAS flown from NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. He has a B.S. in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.S. in engineering management from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Alexander is also a certified Project Management Professional.