Dr. Eccles is a senior data analyst with over a decade of experience in energy logistics, operations research, and modeling and simulation. He supports the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, developing approaches for maximizing combat capability by optimizing fuel use. Dr. Eccles has worked with stakeholders across the Air Force to develop an enterprise-wide data collection strategy, identified millions of dollars of potential savings or improvements to combat capability, and provided decision support for policy, governance, and oversight of the Air Force Operational Energy program. His work primarily focuses on assessing the utilization of existing Air Force assets, but also supports future operations, policy development, and education & training to evaluate the full spectrum of solutions for enhancing lethality and restoring readiness with operational energy equities.
Dr. Eccles has supported the Air Force Encroachment Management and Community Partnership programs, analyzing impacts of initiatives on mission operations at over forty installations and identifying options for energy resilience in coordination with community stakeholders. Prior to working with the Air Force, he helped found a startup working in credit card security and served as its Chief Technology Officer and worked as a postdoctoral associate and adjunct professor at Duke University, researching topics in the energy and environment space. Dr. Eccles was also a Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy and a high school science and math teacher in Raleigh, NC.