Backed by expertise in engineering, Jennifer Joan Ingmire has thrived at the Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWCAD), a subsidiary of the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). She joined the organization as an aerospace engineer for human systems in 2000, and advanced to become a mechanical engineer and the deputy assistant program manager of systems engineering in 2003. Over the years, Ms. Ingmire has worked on a wide number of programs and projects for the organization. The one that really stands out to her, however, is the International Instruction for Air-to-Air Refueling (ATP-56) program. She was part of a great team, which was comprised of experts from the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force, as well as various international partners.
To share her incredible background and wealth of knowledge, Ms. Ingmire has contributed to publications like “Ports and Windows on Manned Spacecraft and on Lunar and Planetary Habitation Modules” and “Space Debris: an Engineering Solution with an Autonomous Space Robot.” She also co-authored “Teaching in Space,” “Optical Port Experiments,” “External Servicing Rack for Space Modules,” and “Design and Development of Observation and Scientific Windows for Manned and Planetary Modules” alongside Robert D. Mercer and her husband, Gordon D. Ingmire.
Ms. Ingmire prepared for her endeavors by garnering hands-on experience as an aerospace engineer and the lead engineer for the Naval Aviation Depot, a research assistant at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab at the University of Arizona, and a teaching assistant in the machine shop at the University of Arizona. She earned her degrees, a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering and a Master of Science in mechanical engineering, from the school in 1992 and 1995, respectively.
When Ms. Ingmire has free time, she enjoys photography, scrapbooking, and arts and crafts. She has also been a troop leader for the Girl Scouts of the United States of America since 1994, a volunteer for the Special Olympics since 2004, an area representative for Youth for Understanding USA since 2005, a coach for the Special Olympics in skiing and track and field since 2013, and a board member of Bay Community Support Services since 2018.