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Tony Wilson

Lockheed Martin
Test Pilot
Tony "Brick" Wilson was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and raised in New Port Richey, Florida. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1991 as a nuclear power technician and served aboard the fast attack submarine USS Boise (SSN 764). Later, Tony was selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program where he graduated from Old Dominion University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and earned his commission as an Ensign. Brick's operational military experience includes a combat tour in F/A-18Cs with VFA-87 where he deployed to the Mediterranean Sea and the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and a department head tour flying F/A-18F with VFA-102 in the Far East. A graduate of the Air Force Institute of Technology with a M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering and the United States Naval Test Pilot School as a member of class 132; Tony started his test career as the F-35 ship suitability project officer at VX-23’s Integrated Test Force. In June, 2016, having completed 25 years in the Navy, Tony transitioned to civilian life and joined Lockheed Martin as a test pilot where he supports both the F-16 and F-35 programs. He has flown over 20 different types of aircraft including an experimental British Sea Harrier, the U-2 and the MiG-15. Brick has the distinction of being the first aviator to execute a shipboard arrestment when he successfully landed the F-35C aboard the USS Nimitz (CVN 68).