Leadership Team
Chad Oster
Director of Operations
Chad Oster, CEO and Director of Operations at Sentinel Engineering LLC, is the founding officer and principle manager of the company. Chad has over 16 years of experience in the aerospace defense industry, cutting his teeth on fasted paced, technically challenging, and many successfully executed Department of Defense space programs. He is the former President of Spaceworks International LLC, and in 2003 delivered the first successfully executed contract delivery of the “Rearch and Sustainment for Crew System Interface Satellite User Interface Study”. In partnership with Sytronics Inc., this program became the Air Force Research Laboratory’s first satellite operations TT&C advanced user research test bed. Delivering cost-plus-fixed-fee subcontract: 10432-9012-3801, supporting Sytronics Inc. of Dayton Ohio on prime contract: F33615-98-D-6000.

Mr. Oster, is a retired US Air Force Officer (Ret.) and had served Active Duty Air Force in the first Persian Gulf War. He has served a distinguished military career, and is a decorated veteran. In his last career assignment, he was assigned to the US Air Force Pentagon, Strategic Plans and Program Future Concepts A8XC office, as the Future Concepts “Space War Gaming” Branch Chief. Chad is a seasoned former engineer of Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Integral Systems Inc., Raytheon Corporation, and is the owner of Western Financial LLC of Denver.

Chad holds a Master Degree in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota 1997, founded by former Grand School Dept Dean and former lunar astronaut, Buzz Aldrin. Chad is an undergrad alumni of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 1995.
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