Col. Jeffrey P. Harrell, USAF (Ret.), is Manager of NNSA's Sandia Field Office (SFO). He is responsible for overall administration of the Sandia National Laboratories management and operating contract, the day-to-day administration of the SFO, and oversight of laboratory operations. Sandia National Laboratories missions include stockpile stewardship and national security research and development. He has served in this position since 2015.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Harrell had been Assistant Deputy Administrator of NNSA's Office of Secure Transportation (OST) since 2009. The OST mission is to provide safe and secure transportation of nuclear weapons, nuclear weapon components, and special nuclear material in support of the national security of the United States.
Mr. Harrell was previously Director of the Department of Energy's National Training Center (NTC) in Albuquerque. The NTC leads training in safeguards and security, safety, foreign interaction, and counterintelligence.
He joined the NTC in 2006 upon retirement from the U.S. Air Force. His last assignment was as the Vice Commander of the 27th Fighter Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. He served as a Fighter Squadron Commander and as the Inspector General for NORAD and U.S. Northern Command. He was a Command Pilot with more than 3,300 flying hours, including over 100 combat hours in the F-16.
Mr. Harrell entered the Air Force in 1981 as a graduate of the Air Force Academy. He holds a master’s degree from Troy State University, is a graduate of Squadron Officers School and the Air Command and Staff College, and was a National Defense Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.