80th SAWE Conference - Opening Session Speaker

80th SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering
October 2-6, 2021
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

Opening Session Speaker

James W. Draper Museum Director
Air Force Space and Missile Museum Cape Canaveral, Florida





As the Director of the Air Force Space and Missile Museum, James Draper oversees every facet of the Air Force Space & Missile Museum.
Mr. Draper’s responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing an overall dynamic, sustainable vision for the Museum,
  • Meeting the Museum’s mission through a variety of creative initiatives,
  • Ensuring compliance with USAF Heritage Program policies and procedures,
  • Completing workflows, assignments, and performance evaluations for staff members,
  • Leading the Air Force Space & Missile Museum Volunteer Association,
  • Serving as Museum liaison to the Air Force Space & Missile Museum Foundation,
  • Managing over 20 facilities for the Museum,
  • Overseeing all collections management and restoration activities,
  • Assisting students and scholars with their historical research,
  • Broadening the audience and base of support for the Museum,
  • Enhancing educational programming, special events, and outreach,
  • Preserving unique history that is interesting, indispensable, and relevant to our every- day lives.