the assistant program director for the B-2 at Aeronautical Systems Division (ASD), Air Force Systems Command. From 1985 to 1989, he was the director of Fighter Propulsion in the Propulsion Systems Program Office, ASD. From 1983 to 1985, he was the director of Logistics, Propulsion Systems Program Office, ASD. From 1968 to 1982, he held numerous managerial and project officer assignments in the Air Force Logistics Command. He functioned in various professional specialties, including as an operations research analyst, cost analyst, logistics management specialist, computer programmer/analyst, and industrial engineer. Mr. Mutzelburg has a B.S.I.E. from Wayne State University (1968) and an M.S. in industrial and systems engineering from Ohio State University (1974) and is a graduate of National War College (1983).
Richard L. Rumpf is the president of Rumpf Associates International, Inc. (RAI). He is also a recognized expert in military (especially U.S. Navy) research, advanced technologies, and defense acquisition policy and procedures. In 1990, Mr. Rumpf established Rumpf Associates International, Inc., and serves as its president and chief executive officer. He has provided technical, programmatic, management services, and due-diligence analysis to a long list of commercial and government clients. He is recognized as an authority on defense procurement, requirements, management, and technology and has provided advice and expert testimony to a few law firms. He has a proven ability to review complex, multifaceted problems requiring technical, administrative, and political understanding; to get to the heart of a problem and quickly assess and prioritize the possible solutions; to organize and manage technical and acquisition personnel; to structure issues crisply; and to communicate effectively with congressional members, staffs, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) principals, international ministries of defense, and industry leaders. Mr. Rumpf currently supports the Navy’s initiative to leverage U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) modeling and simulation advancements to identify an alternative to the Navy’s Full Ship Shock Test. He recently served as a consultant to the OSD Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise to assist with the establishment of the Robotics Technology Consortium and to develop the Department of Defense Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap. In 2000, Mr. Rumpf was a member of the DP-20 Self Assessment Team tasked by the Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application and Stockpile Operations for the National Nuclear Security Administration to identify opportunities to increase complementary work for the DOE weapons complex in order to help sustain required mission-critical skills and expertise capabilities. Prior to founding RAI, Mr. Rumpf served as the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Engineering, and Systems. He managed $9 billion worth of annual research, development, testing, and evaluation resources for the U.S. Navy and developed, planned, and approved major acquisition programs