Past President - Jerome Forbes, PE, CSEP, OCSMP
Bio: Jerome Forbes currently works as a System Assurance Business Unit Functional Lead and Technical Fellow at Raytheon Technologies. He has over 22 years of professional experience spanning requirements, CONOPS and architecture development, testing, troubleshooting, and repairing EOIR and Radar systems, FPGA firmware development, MBSE, production support, OCONUS system deployments, system integrity, Information Technology, research, teaching STEAM, and System Assurance. Jerome has held various other positions at various locations during his career such as Architecture Lead, IPT Lead, Technical Lead, Subsystem Architect, Software Requirements SE Lead, Systems Test Engineer, In-Country Engineering Lead, FPGA Firmware Designer, Production Support Engineer, SE Process Engineer, Project Coordinator, Graduate Research Assistant, Adult Education Teacher, and IT Professional.
Jerome currently serves as Past-President of the INCOSE North Texas chapter. He has previously served as the INCOSE North Texas chapter President (2022), President Elect (2021), Vice President of Chapter Development for two terms (2020 and 2021), and Treasurer for two terms (2018 and 2019). Jerome has been the INCOSE site ambassador for the Raytheon Technologies at the McKinney, TX site since 2017, hosting site monthly INCOSE chapter meetings.
Jerome is a Texas State Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), an INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP), an OMG-Certified Systems Modeling Professional (OCSMP) - Model User, a Registered Product Owner, a Registered Scrum Master, Raytheon Program Management Level 6 certified, and The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) 9 certified.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from Miles College, a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Tuskegee University and a master’s degree in Systems Engineering from Southern Methodist University. He is currently working toward a PhD in Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University.