- Alan Hunter, JT3 President
After more than 30 years with EG&G, Alan Hunter joined JT3 as its leader in 2006. However, he was no stranger to J-Tech, having led the URS and Raytheon Joint Venture team that formed JT3 to successfully bid on the joint range management contract in 1999/2000. In fact, Alan has marketed, led, won, and phased in multiple technical services operations in California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas with the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Alan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in physics from UNLV and returned to earn his Master of Business Administration. He also proudly served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam.
He is a member of the International Test and Evaluation Association, the Air Force Association, the Association of the United States Army, the Navy League, the Association of Old Crows, and the National Defense Industrial Association. He also serves on advisory boards for the Nevada Test Site and UNLV's College of Engineering.
- Dan Wild, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Dan Wild is the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for JT3 LLC. Dan oversees the finances, accounting, and treasury of the company. Since he joined the company, he has drastically improved customer satisfaction in cost management. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in information systems management from the University of San Francisco and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Claremont Graduate School. His background includes controller at Raytheon and program business manager at Hughes Aircraft Company.
- Jarrett “Dirk” Jordan, Senior Vice President
After 27 years of active duty with the U.S. Air Force, Dirk joined JT3 in 2007 as a Vice President of Operations. Promoted to Senior Vice President in 2013, he is responsible for streamlining operations and maximizing efficiencies for the J-Tech contract.
After earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Dirk was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and earned his pilot wings at Reese AFB in Lubbock, Texas. During his service, Dirk flew many different aircraft including the F-15A/B/C/D, F-16C/D and the F/A-18A/B (as an Exchange Officer to the Royal Australian Air Force). He is a distinguished graduate of the USAF F-15C Fighter Weapons School, the USAF Air Command and Staff College and the National War College. While on active duty, Dirk enjoyed assignments in combat aviation, tactics development, test, training and acquisition. His final assignment with the Air Force was as the Commander of the 414th Combat Training Squadron (Red Flag) at Nellis AFB, Nevada.
- Ralph Decker, Vice President and Range Manager (NTTR)
Ralph Decker oversees support of test and training operations at Nellis AFB and the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR). Ralph has been working on the Nellis Range since 1983 when he transferred
from Holloman Air Force Base to Nellis as part of an Air Force Systems Command test team. In
1986, he started his life as a video technician with Arcata Associates. In 1991, Ralph took over as
the supervisor of the video department and in 1993 became Arcata's director of operations. In
1998, he became the program manager for one of J-Tech's legacy contracts, Arcata's technical and
engineering support services contract at Nellis. Under that contract, Ralph and his team achieved
the highest levels of customer satisfaction.
Ralph attained project management professional (PMP) certification and holds master's degrees in human resources management and information systems management, a bachelor's degree in business administration, and an associate's degree in electronics engineering.
- Matt Densmore, Vice President and Range Manager (CLR)
Matt Densmore began his career at the Navy's the Navy's China Lake Ranges (CLR) in 1985, serving as a radar technician for JT3 parent company Raytheon. He worked his way up through the organization, securing roles as radar branch chief and engineering branch chief. In 2006, while working for JT3 teammate L3, Matt was promoted to range manager.
Prior to his work at CLR, Matt served for six years as a Navy fire control technician. He also holds a bachelor's degree in organizational management from Almeda University.
- Reynaldo "Rey" Garza, Vice President and Range Manager (412th TW)
With more than 30 years of experience in the defense world, Rey Garza leads JT3's support of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards AFB. He began his JT3 career as the range operations, maintenance and engineering department manager where he led the successful transition to the J-Tech contract with no mission or task impacts. He also improved the company's efficiency and effectiveness by developing the Test Range Applications Information Capture System (TRAICS), which provides the range with real-time mission support information and makes mission support changes easier and faster.
In 2006, Rey was promoted to oversee the Technical Operations Department and serve as the deputy range manager. In this capacity, Rey was routinely assigned to conduct performance assessments and provide management with recommendations for improvement.
Rey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial technology from Southern Illinois University. He also earned a project management certificate from the California Institute of Technology.
- Jeff “Igor” Snell, Vice President and Range Manager (UTTR)
In January 2016, after almost 30 years of active duty service with the U.S. Air Force, including two years as a test and training range commander from 2008 to 2010, Jeff “Igor” Snell joined the JT3 team as the range manager for Annex 3 at the Utah Test and
After earning his Bachelor of Science degree in architecture from Auburn University in 1985, Jeff joined the U.S. Air Force and was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1986. Following his commissioning, he attended pilot training at Reese Air Force Base, Texas, and went on to fly the A-10A, the F-16CJ, the T-37 and all three models of the venerable T-38. Jeff, a retired colonel, is a two-time commander and has over 3000 hours of flying time including over 170 hours of combat time in operations in Southwest Asia. Jeff spent the last five years of his military career in the international affairs arena as the defense attaché and senior defense official to Poland and the international affairs division chief for the European phased adaptive approach to missile defense at the Missile Defense Agency at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Jeff’s final assignment was as director of the U.S. Air Force’s Foreign Liaison Program at Headquarters Air Force, in the Pentagon. Jeff holds a master's in strategic studies from United States Air War College, where he graduated summa cum laude. He holds a second master's in aviation management with a safety concentration from Embry-Riddle University.
- Ray Sommer, Vice President, Engineering and Development
Ray Sommer brings more than 25 years of technical, engineering and management experience to his role as Vice President of Engineering and Development. Prior to his current position, Ray served JT3 in other roles including, chief of technical operations, chief engineer, and department manager for the development of electronic warfare activities.
Ray is a proud retired U.S. Air Force officer and former senior systems engineer and project manager for TYBRIN with advanced communications and radar technology knowledge. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
In addition to his regular duties, Ray leads JT3’s engineering education efforts, including its engineer training program, engineering internship program, and the selection committee for the company’s engineering scholarship for UNLV students.
Ray is an active member of the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Association of Old Crows.
- Pam Tanck, Vice President and Chief Engineer
Ms. Tanck joined JT3 in January 2010 and currently, as Vice President and Chief Engineer, is responsible for System Engineering and Project Management activities. Ms. Tanck has supported various aspects of the Test Ranges since her 1985 graduation from Texas A&M with a BS in Aerospace Engineering.
She served as JT3’s 412th Range EO&M Department Manager at EAFB, overseeing JT3’s Range support activities, and as a JT3 Department Manager in support of the 412th Electronic Warfare Group. Prior to joining JT3, Ms. Tanck specialized in flight mechanics, orbital mechanics, and systems engineering evaluating aircraft and launch vehicle performance, assessing jet engine performance and evaluating rocket engine technology investments. Beginning with the Test Ranges at EAFB as an engineer on the flight test program for the two YA-7F prototypes - upgraded and highly modified supersonic A-7Ds. Her management experience includes Engineering Director for the science and engineering support contract at the Rocket Lab, EAFB, leading a diverse team of scientists and engineers advancing rocket technology.
Ms. Tanck is a member of ITEA, AIAA and SFTE. She has authored several technical papers including "Take-off Thrust Augmentation for Reusable Launch Vehicles," and "Single Stage and Thrust Augmented Reusable Launch Vehicle Stability and Performance Study." She works to promote engineering education as a member on the UNLV College of Engineering and West Virginia University’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Industry Advisory Boards.
- Pat Duffy, Vice President, Cross Range Initiatives
Pat joined JT3 as Vice President in 2013 after very successful careers in both government and industry. He is a 1981 Distinguished Graduate from the Air Force Academy, and scholarship winner that led to his Master of Science Degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Washington in 1983. He retired from the Air Force as a Colonel after completing 27 years as a Test Pilot in over 60 aircraft types, and as an Instructor pilot in the F-15, F-16 and F-18. In addition, he had extensive Command and leadership experience at the squadron, group, wing and center levels. Pat was the Top Graduate from his Test Pilot School class, the US exchange Test Pilot in Canada, and was a Distinguished Graduate from the Naval War College where he earned a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.
After leaving the Air Force, Pat became the Vice President of Engineering and Product Development at Eclipse Aviation that developed and delivered the Collier Trophy-winning Eclipse 500 twin jet aircraft that began the Very Light Jet industry. Pat’s extensive operational and test experience, technical engineering expertise, and his venture capitalism industry background make him an outstanding match to lead JT3’s Cross Range Initiatives focus.