Eugene L Fleeman, PE

Missile Design and Systems Engineering Consultant


301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Eugene Fleeman is a highly accomplished professional with a career spanning over 50 in the design and development of missile systems. His experience spans several industries including the federal government, industry, academia, and consulting.

Mr. Fleeman began his career at the U.S. Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Airforce Base in Ohio where he held a series of important positions. He served as the Manager of Advanced Weapons and Aircraft Survivability, Manager of Missile Stability and Control Technology, Manager of Air Slew Missile Technology Demonstration Program, Senior Engineer for Missile Stability and Control Technology, and Research Engineer for Hypersonic Flight Control Technology. Notably, he played a critical role in numerous strategic programs including Bomber Missile Defense, Advanced Strategic Air Launched Missiles, X-24 Lifting Body of the Manned Reentry Vehicle, and the Advanced Maneuvering Reentry Vehicle (AMRV).

Following his tenure at the Flight Dynamics Laboratory, Mr. Leeman joined Rockwell International where he furthered his contributions to the field. He held key positions including Advanced Sensor Systems Manager, Strategic Planning Manager, Advanced Missile Systems Manager, Missile Systems Analysis and Systems Engineering Manager, and Missile Design and Technology Development Manager. He was involved in the development of important programs including Nemesis Imaging Infrared Threat Warning Sensor, FastHawk Ramjet Missile, PAC-3 Radar Seeker, Advanced Missile Defense Interceptor, Low Observable Weapon, Small Low Cost Interceptor Device, Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, HELLFIRE Anti-Tank Missile, AGM-130 Air-to-Surface Missile, Advanced Anti-Armor Weapon System, TOW Missile Follow-On, and the Advanced Air-to-Air Missile.

Later, Mr. Fleeman accepted the role of Deputy Director of Hypersonic Design and Applications at Boeing, where he contributed to projects like the Affordable Rapid Response Missile Demonstrator and theX-43 Hyper-X Demonstrator. Subsequently, he transitioned to academia where he served as a Senior Technical Advisor, Lecturer, and Advisor at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Currently, Mr. Fleeman shares his wealth of knowledge and experience in missile design and development and systems engineering as a consultant. He has authored over 200 technical publications including four textbooks. His textbooks and short courses on Missile Design, Development, and System Engineering emphasize physics-based prediction methods, for enhanced insight, speed, and accuracy to the conceptual design process.


  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Dayton, 1977.
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1964.


  • AIAA Missile Systems Technical Committee, Chair, Associate Fellow
  • NATO RTO Lecture Series on Technologies for Future Precision Strike Missile Systems, Director
  • Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
  • Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA)
  • Air Force Association (AFA)
  • Navy League
  • Generation Orbit
  • United States Naval Institute (USNI)
  • National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
  • Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)


  • Missile Design
  • Missile Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Missile Systems
  • Physics-Based Prediction
  • Hypersonics
  • Propulsion Systems
  • Aerodynamics
  • Sensor Systems
  • Missile Systems Analysis

Recent Publications

  • Fleeman, Eugene. (2023). Technologies for Future Precision Strike Missile Systems. 

  • Fleeman, Eugene. (2022). Missile Design Guide (AIAA Education Series). 

  • Fleeman, Eugene. (2013). Missile Design and Systems Engineering (AIAA Education). 

  • Fleeman, Eugene. (2010). Flight Performance, Guidance, Navigation, and Control of Missiles. 10.1002/9780470686652.eae378. 

  • Fleeman, Eugene. (2010). Aerodynamics, Propulsion, and Heat Transfer of Missiles. 10.1002/9780470686652.eae375. 

  • Fleeman, Eugene. (2010). Missile Configuration and Design. 10.1002/9780470686652.eae400. 

  • Fleeman, Eugene. (2006). Tactical Missile Design (AIAA Education Series).