January 11, 2021: John W. Bailey is now the Deputy Director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's John C. Stennis Space Center, near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi on January 2nd. He replaced Thomas R. Galloway who retired. Prior to his current position Mr. Bailey was the center's Associate Director. Before becoming the Associate Director, Bailey was the Director of the Engineering and Test Directorate at the Stennis Space Center. In this position, he was responsible for executing the center’s major lines of business in rocket propulsion test management and execution, and advanced space technology development. Bailey obtained a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala., in 1988. Shortly thereafter, he began his career as a civil servant with the United States Air Force (USAF), at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. While with the USAF he received a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Alabama in 1998. After receiving his M.B.A., Bailey looked for an opportunity in which to apply both his engineering and business skills. In 1999, he joined the NASA family at Stennis Space Center, as the Intellectual Property Manager in the Office of Technology Transfer.