Queron “Q” Thompson

Division Manager, UAS & Emerging Entrants Security
Federal Aviation Administration

A member of the FAA’s Security and Hazardous Materials Safety line of business since August 2021, Queron Thompson is the acting division manager of the Program Design and Analytics Division, ASH-300, under the office of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Emerging Entrants Security. His responsibilities and duties include overseeing UAS security program management standards and tool development, such as the development of the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Flight Restrictions (UAFRs) for fixed site security assessment tool and the Remote ID external correlation tool for security partners. His previous responsibilities included representing the office as a subject matter expert and liaison to the FAA’s Remote ID implementation effort, the Section 383 Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) test and evaluation program at airports, and as the FAA representative to the RTCA/EUROCAE joint working group for C-UAS standards development at airports.

A retired Naval Flight Officer with 21 years of active-duty service, his career in aviation includes previous roles as a Northrop Grumman UAS Systems Test Engineer and Tactical Coordinator for the MQ-4C Triton UAS Program and as an Electronic Warfare Senior Engineer for the Naval Air Warfare Center’s Next-Generation Jammer Electronic Attack Program.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering Technologies from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and a master’s degree in business administration and project management from Grantham University.