Stephen Gourley

Vice Chairman of the Board, Aerospace Education

Stephen Gourley, Vice Chairman of the Board for Aerospace Education, is the volunteer leader guiding the overall direction of the AFA Education Mission and overseeing its Aerospace Education Programs. Gourley joined AFA in 2007 and has served as the Mile High 127 Chapter President and Colorado State President and Executive Vice President. He received the Colorado Medal of Merit; Exceptional Service Award; and Presidential Award for Excellence; as well as National level Medal of Merit Awards and a Special Citation, and a Chairman’s Citation.

Gourley earned a bachelor’s degree in astronautical engineering and a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in national resource strategy from NDU. He retired from the USAF after more than 26 years of service in the space field, working in science and technology; research, development, test, and evaluation; and operations. He currently works as the president of an engineering and management consultant company.