James (Kyle) Hurst

Lead PM, Digital Transformation Office (DTO)

Air Force Material Command (AFMC)

Mr. James (Kyle) Hurst has worked in the Air Force for his entire career, having spent time in flight test, program offices, and numerous acquisition-focused Pentagon positions. He is now serving to advance the Digital Transformation of the DAF acquisition and sustainment enterprise. In this role, Mr. Hurst is tasked with leading Digital Transformation strategic communication, stakeholder engagements, and the Digital Transformation governance and battle rhythm. Kyle believes in relationship building, doing what makes sense rather than “what we always do,” and empowering others to do their job better and faster.

Mr. Hurst was born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He began his civil service career with the United States Air Force in 2012 at Eglin Air Force Base in the 40th Flight Test Squadron testing A-10s, F-15s, and F-16s.  Mr. Hurst spent time in Development test programs, program offices, and the Pentagon prior to his current job with the DTO.