Terrence Kevin May, MSME, MBA

Terrance May

Title: Manager, Propulsion Development Systems Office
Company: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Location: Bonaire, Georgia, United States

Terrence Kevin May, MSME, MBA, Manager, Propulsion Development Systems Office at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mechanical engineering.

With experience that dates back to 1980, Mr. May is considered among his peers to be an expert in the developing and planning of military programming, particularly as it pertains to the Air Force. He is an award-winning mechanical engineer, who has achieved such recognition as the Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award from the 330th Aircraft Sustainment Group, multiple Exemplary Civilian Service Awards from the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Defense, and a Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award. Driven, professional and disciplined, Mr. May has held prominent roles in his career with the U.S. Air Force, including special assistant to the commander for the Air Force Reserve Command, chief of the Tactical Airlift Division, chief of the 408th Armament Systems Group, and deputy chief of the B-1 Integration Division. Since 1996, Mr. May has provided additional support to the U.S. Air Force by managing the Radar Improvement Program and Reconnaissance Program for the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Early on in his career, Mr. May established himself as a leader. His early positions include hot section projects and configuration manager for the Propulsion Systems Program Office, deputy and project manager for the Subsystem Systems Program Office, chief of advanced engine projects for the Propulsions Development System Office, manager of science and national resource strategy, manager of the ASARS-2 Improvement Program and team leader for advanced engine projects.

In addition to his current work, Mr. May has been consulting for Whitney, Bradley and Brown, Inc., since 2015. The firm offers financial and management consulting services to federal government clients in the United States. Mr. May draws from his nearly four decades of experience to provide expert advisement. Additionally, he leans on his breadth of knowledge acquired from his multiple certifications, which includes systems planning, research, development & engineering level I, program management level III, communications and computers level I, financial management level I, test and evaluation level I, logistics level I, and international affairs. Mr. May holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Bachelor of Science in management from Park College, an MBA from the University of Dayton, a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton, and a Master of Science in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

Mr. May remains at the top of his field through his memberships with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Material Society, the Air Force Association, and the Institute of Navigation. As he looks to the future, Mr. May intends to work hard to experience continued success in his field.

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