is an exceptionally knowledgeable generalist in aerospace engineering.
William G.T. Tuttle, Jr., General, U.S. Army (retired), has been president and chief executive officer of the nonprofit Logistics Management Institute since January 1993. As the Army's senior logistician, General Tuttle led 100,000 soldiers and civilians of the U.S. Army Materiel Command from 1989 until his retirement early in 1992, a period encompassing Operation Just Cause in Panama, Operation Desert Shield, and Operation Desert Storm. General Tuttle also commanded the U.S. Army Logistics Center (now the Combined Arms Support Command), the U.S. Army Operational Test and Evaluation Agency, the Eastern Area of the Military Traffic Management Command, and both the Support Command and Supply and Transport Battalion of the 3d Armored Division in Germany. He served in the Pentagon as the Army's Director of Force Management and at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe as Chief of Policy and Programs Branch and representative to NATO's Defense Review Committee. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, General Tuttle earned an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
Rayford B. Vaughn, Jr. is an associate professor of computer science at Mississippi State University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in software engineering and computer security. Previously, he was vice president, Military Integration Systems, for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) Corporation, McLean, Virginia, where he had full responsibility for all EDS contractual programs and support provided to the Defense Information Systems Agency and its customers.
Brian T. Wright is presently vice president of integrated architectures for Rockwell Collins. Prior to his present position, he was vice president of engineering for the Collins Avionics and Communications Division of Rockwell and vice president and director of engineering at ITT Aerospace and Communications Division. He has extensive experience in telecommunications, including circuit and message switching, secure voice processing, COMSEC equipment, and tactical combat net radios. Mr. Wright has a B.S. from Auburn University and an M.S. from the Naval Postgraduate School.