Mr. Blalock serves as the Executive Director for the SDC. He is the President of Operations Research, Inc., an independent aerospace and defense consulting company. Prior to starting his own company, he worked for Orbital ATK as Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Vice President, Air Force Programs, and as Vice President and Deputy, Strategic Programs. During his Air Force career his assignments included a tour in Southeast Asia, and across the United States on a Minuteman ICBM crew, command of an operational ICBM unit and various positions within Headquarters Air Force at the Pentagon, Strategic Air Command, U.S. Strategic Command, Air Force Space Command, and the Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff. He retired from the Air Force in January 1999.