John H. Bonapart

Liteye Systems Advisory Board Member

John H. Bonapart is a former member of the Senior Executive Service with the Department of the Air Force and has expertise and experience in US Air Force and US Space Force logistics, civil engineering, and force protection activities in the defense arena. 

Bonapart most recently served as the Director of Logistics, Engineering, and Force Protection at Headquarters Space Operations Command, US Space Force, Peterson AFB, CO.  In that capacity, he led military and civilian personnel in the development of policy, guidance, training, and programming for logistics, civil engineering, and force protection activities in support of 38,000 space and cyberspace professionals assigned to 134 locations worldwide. He managed the maintenance and lifecycle sustainment of the command’s space and cyber systems through the execution of a $1.4B Weapon System Sustainment budget and oversaw the programming and policy implementation for the command’s $23B physical plants which include: 29 million square feet of facilities, seven major installations, and two coastal space launch ranges.  Additionally, he directed policy development for the command’s integrated defense, resource protection, and physical securities activities in support of 2,100 security forces members and 20 high-priority Protection Level Resources. 

Previously, Mr. Bonapart served as the Director of Installations and Mission Support at Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB IL.  In this role, he was the senior Civilian responsible for the sustainment, restoration, and modernization of AMC facilities and installations in the continental US and overseas. Additionally, he oversaw all civil engineering, contracting, and force protection activities at five AMC installations and two AMC-led Joint Bases. 

Bonapart is a retired US Air Force Colonel who held a variety of key assignments in Communications and Air Traffic Control.  He commanded a Communications Squadron, Support Group, Cadet group, and an Air Base Wing, which received the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. He also served on the Secretary of the Air Force’s staff as a Congressional Liaison Officer and served at Major Command and Joint levels with over 47 years of service to our nation. Bonapart is a native of Brooklyn NY and earned his commission from Fordham University and a Master’s Degree from Golden Gate University.