Biographical Sketches of Committee Members
Richard V. Reynolds, Chair, Lieutenant General, United States Air Force (USAF; retired), is owner and principal of The VanFleet Group, LLC, an aerospace consulting company. He also serves as an independent director for Apogee Enterprises, Inc.; Barco Federal Systems, LLC; Allison Transmission, Inc.; the GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team, LLC; and EWA-GSI. Additionally he is an adviser to the USAF Heritage Program board of directors, president of the Air Force Museum Foundation, a trustee of the United States Air and Trade Show and Flight Test Historical Foundation, and secretary of Air Camp, Inc., and he serves on a number of other boards and committees in the local Dayton, Ohio, region. Prior to his retirement in 2005, General Reynolds was vice commander, Air Force Materiel Command, responsible for technological superiority, acquisition support, and testing, and sustainment of Air Force ground and airborne systems. He has commanded the Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California. He has also served as Program Executive Officer for Airlift and Trainers in the Pentagon. General Reynolds is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Class 79B, and has more than 25 years of experience in the research, development, testing, and evaluation of aeronautical systems. He was program director for several major weapon system acquisitions, including the B-2 Spirit. His logbook shows more than 4,000 flying hours in 67 different military and civil aircraft. Graduating in 1971 from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering, General Reynolds holds a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California State University and a Master of Arts degree in national security
and strategic studies from the Naval War College. He is a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.
Donald C. Fraser, Vice Chair, NAE, has broad research management experience and is the founder and retired director of the Boston University Photonics Center. Dr. Fraser has had a distinguished career managing the development of high-technology enterprises in both the private and public sectors. He received his B.S. and M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics and his Sc.D. in instrumentation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Fraser joined MIT’s Instrumentation Laboratory (which became the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory in 1973) as a member of the technical staff working on Apollo flight controls; later he served as the director of the Control and Flight Dynamics Division, vice president of technical operations, and executive vice president. From 1990 to 1991, Dr. Fraser was the deputy director of operational testing and evaluation for command, control, communications, and intelligence at the U.S. Department of Defense. After Senate confirmation he was appointed Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Acquisition) from 1991 to 1993. From 1993 until he retired in 2006, Dr. Fraser was the director of the Boston University Photonics Center and a professor of engineering and physics. His honors include membership in the National Academy of Engineering and receipt of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal; he is also an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Dr. Fraser has served on the NASA Advisory Council, was a former member of the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, and has served as chair of several National Research Council (NRC) study groups, as well as being a member of many other NRC study groups.
Charles E. Adolph is currently an independent consultant and has approximately 50 years’ experience in testing and evaluation and acquisition management. He started his career with General Dynamics Convair as a flight test engineer at Edwards Air Force Base, California, in 1956. Following 3 years in the U.S. Air Force, he held a variety of engineering and systems acquisition, technical, and management positions with the Air Force, advancing to technical director, the senior civilian position at the Air Force Flight Test Center. From 1987 to 1994, he held several positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. For most of that period he was the director of Test and Evaluation, Acquisition, and Technology. He also served as the acting director of Operational Test and Evaluation and acting director of Defense Research and Engineering. He was a senior vice president for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) from 1994 to 2000 and served as the manager of the SAIC Testing and Evaluation group. Mr. Adolph received a B.S. degree in aeronautical engineering from St. Louis University, an M.S. in aeronautical and
astronautical engineering from the University of Michigan, and an M.S. in systems management from the University of Southern California, and he was a Sloan Fellow at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Brian A. Arnold is the vice president of Space Strategy for Raytheon Company’s Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) business. In this role, he determines evolving customer needs in the defense, intelligence, and civil arenas, and develops strategies to meet them with space-qualified solutions. He also leads planning efforts for expanding core SAS space markets and technologies. Before assuming his current position, Mr. Arnold served as the vice president and general manager of Space Systems within Raytheon SAS. A retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant general, he has 35 years of experience in leading space superiority programs and exceptional space market knowledge and expertise. Prior to joining Raytheon in 2005, Mr. Arnold served as commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, the nation’s center of excellence for military space acquisition. There, he managed the research, design, development, acquisition, and sustainment of space launch and command-and-control systems, missile systems, and satellite systems. Mr. Arnold was commissioned through Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1971, and spent the majority of his Air Force career in operations as a pilot in FB-111 and B-52 aircraft; he has served as a commander at the flight, squadron, wing, and subunified level of command. As the director of Space and Nuclear Deterrence for the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, he was responsible for space and missile systems. Mr. Arnold received a bachelor’s degree in education from California State University, Hayward, and a master’s degree in administrative education from Pepperdine University, Los Angeles.
Francis J. Baker is a professor of management at Wright State University, where he also directs Wright State University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program in project management. Prior to coming to Wright State University, Dr. Baker spent more than two decades in his previous career, as a United States Air Force officer: He served as a transport navigator, Minuteman missile launch-crew commander, Strategic Air Command staff officer, and U.S. Air Force Academy professor. In 1986, he came to the B-2 Stealth Bomber program at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. From 1986 until his departure in 1991, Dr. Baker was, at various times, the B-2 production program manager, chief of program integration, and executive officer to the B-2 program director. Since his arrival at Wright State in 1991, Dr. Baker has led the development of the university’s popular project management M.B.A. program, and he is a columnist and contributing editor for the Project Management Institute’s PM Network magazine. He has also received
numerous teaching awards, including recognition as the outstanding teacher for the College of Business and Administration for 1994-1995 and Wright State’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching for 1997-1998. Dr. Baker received a Ph.D. and M.A. in management from the Peter F. Drucker School of the Claremont Graduate University, an M.B.A. from the University of North Dakota and a B.B.A. from St. John Fisher College.
Thomas W. Blakely is the vice president of engineering for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. His career at Lockheed over the past three decades has spanned all three operating sites and multiple programs. He currently leads 7,300 engineers, scientists, and technicians throughout the company. Mr. Blakely joined Lockheed-California after graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in aerospace engineering in 1979. As a young engineer, he was involved with a variety of development programs related to the P-3 Orion and CP-140 Aurora aircraft. He worked with the Maritime Patrol Engineering office at Naval Air Systems Command and later became the engineering program manager for the P-3C Orion programs. In 1991, Mr. Blakely transferred to Marietta, Georgia, assuming responsibility for all of Lockheed’s International Maritime Patrol Aircraft Engineering programs. In 1996, he was selected to lead the C-130J systems verification and flight test team. He was subsequently promoted to chief systems engineer and ultimately chief engineer for C-130 programs. In August 2000, Mr. Blakely transferred to Fort Worth, Texas, to take the position of deputy for engineering, in which he coordinated the consolidation of engineering operations, personnel, processes, and tools across the newly formed Lockheed Aeronautics Company, which combined the operations of Palmdale, California; Marietta, Georgia; and Fort Worth, Texas. Special assignments as the technical director for the KC-130J and technical director for the C-5M development were followed by his being named vice president of engineering for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in 2003. From early 2004 to mid-2006, he concurrently served as the company’s technical director on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. In addition, Mr. Blakely carved out time for continued education and participation in civic and professional organizations. In 2008, he earned a master’s degree in systems engineering from Southern Methodist University, where he is currently working on his doctorate. Mr. Blakely serves as a board member for the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County and participates in national organizations, accepting speaking engagements for groups such as the National Research Council, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Claude M. Bolton is the executive-in-residence at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). Mr. Bolton’s primary focus is assisting the DAU president achieve the
Congressional direction to recruit, retain, train, and educate the Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition workforce. In addition, Mr. Bolton is an independent management consultant specializing in DoD program management, providing his expertise to DoD organizations and the defense industry. Mr. Bolton has had more than 30 years of experience in the business of acquisition, logistics, and technology, and his duties and experiences include being a fighter pilot, a combat pilot, and a test pilot. He has been a program manager on three acquisition category ID programs; commandant of Defense Systems Management College; Air Force Materiel Command Inspector General; Program Executive Officer for all Air Force fighters and bombers; and Air Force Security Assistance Center commander. Forty-eight hours after retiring from the Air Force in the rank of Major General, he became the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics and served in that position a history-making 6 years, acquiring everything for Army soldiers before retiring in January 2008 and assuming his current position at DAU. Mr. Bolton received his USAF commission in 1969 through the University of Nebraska’s Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Program, from which he was a distinguished graduate. Mr. Bolton’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Nebraska, a master’s degree in management from Troy State University, and a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College. In July 2006, he was awarded a Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) degree from Cranfield University in England. In May 2007, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), his alma mater. Mr. Bolton recently became the inaugural chair of the University of Nebraska’s Space and Telecom Law Program Advisory Board. The UNL is the only U.S. university offering a degree in this area of growing importance.
Thomas J. Burns co-founded and serves as the chief executive officer and chair of SET Corporation, a research and development (R&D) company specializing in the development and commercialization of “smart sensing” technologies. Prior to founding SET, he co-founded and served as chief operating officer of Object-Video, Inc., a venture-backed leader in smart video solutions for commercial and military security applications. Dr. Burns joined ObjectVideo from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he pioneered the development of model-based signal and image exploitation technologies, building on his experiences directing computer vision research as a United States Air Force officer at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). While assigned to the AFRL, he led the laboratory’s premiere Automatic Target Recognition program, receiving AFRL’s prestigious Peter R. Murray Program Manager of the Year Award. Dr. Burns is co-inventor of patents on video and radar technology and has published numerous
refereed papers in areas as diverse as electro-optics and wavelet mathematics. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. Dr. Burns is a current member of the Air Force Studies Board.
Llewellyn S. Dougherty is the vice president, Special Programs, for Raytheon Company. He has served in other areas of the company, including sensors and communications, radar systems, and reconnaissance systems. Prior to his career at Raytheon, he was technical assistant to the director of the DARPA. His areas of expertise include avionics, digital computers, software, systems engineering, and systems safety. Dr. Dougherty received a Ph.D. in digital systems engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, an M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in astronautics and engineering sciences from the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Richard B.H. Lewis is the vice president of Net-Centric Integration and Demonstration and a member of Lockheed Martin’s Corporate Engineering and Technology (CE&T) organization. Mr. Lewis is responsible for building a corporate-wide infrastructure for modeling and simulation and for determining the standards and techniques that will guide future net-centric simulation, net-enabled warfare, visualization, and human-in-the-loop experimentation. He supports the operational-level assessments of business area experiments and exercises and helps develop a better understanding of complex missions and product capabilities. He leads an initiative to define and develop advanced capabilities for modeling and simulation, analysis, and demonstrations to support the corporation and its customers in the conduct of mission analysis to define requirements and address customer challenges. He has responsibility for the Global Vision Program, Lockheed Martin’s corporate-wide capability, which enables the real-time development and demonstration of advanced, integrated technology concepts and solutions (classified and unclassified), and leverages this infrastructure to develop a framework that enhances cross-corporate collaboration and provides access to Lockheed Martin models, simulations, and tools. In addition, Mr. Lewis serves as the executive agent for Directed Energy and the executive sponsor for the Operations Analysis Community of Practice. Mr. Lewis comes to Lockheed Martin following a successful 35-year career with the Department of Defense, where he held a number of senior-level command and leadership positions, including director, Joint Theater Air and Missile Defense Organization; Program Executive Officer for fighter and bomber programs; and Program Executive Officer for the F-22 program at the U.S. Air Force Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in systems management from the University of Southern California. A graduate of the U.S. Army War College, he retired from the USAF as a Major General.
Ellen M. Lord is senior vice president and general manager of AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems Corporation (TSC) and an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron, Inc. Ms. Lord joined AAI in April 2008, before which she served as vice president of integration management for TSC in Wilmington, Massachusetts. In that position, she led the team responsible for managing the integration of AAI into the Textron family of businesses—a process that will serve as a playbook for future acquisitions across Textron. Prior to that, she was the vice president of intelligent battlefield systems at Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of TSC, where she was responsible for a business line including unattended networked ground sensor and munitions systems. She also served as the vice president of strategy for TSC, in addition to holding other tactical and strategic business and operations positions. Earlier in her career, Ms. Lord had managed proprietary and patented plastics technology for Textron Automotive Technology Center in Dover, New Hampshire. During her tenure, she led teams that developed an innovative new family of engineering thermoplastics for automotive interiors with Dow Plastics, as well as commercialized Bright Trim™ a revolutionary coating used by the U.S. “Big Three” automakers that looks like chrome and behaves like plastic. Ms. Lord earned a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of New Hampshire as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Connecticut College. She also is a Textron Six Sigma certified Black Belt, specializing in Design for Six Sigma. Ms. Lord serves on the board of directors of the Greater Baltimore Committee, which has a membership of more than 500 organizations dedicated to increasing the competitiveness of the Baltimore business region; and on the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education, a group that unites the business community in support of quality education.
Christopher E. Manuel is the corporate vice president for the command, control, communications, computers, and networks (C4N) business area of the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) in Oakland, California. He is responsible for the development and successful execution of the business area business management plan (profit and loss/marketing/programs and internal research and development). Mr. Manuel’s prior responsibilities for SNC in San Francisco had included the overall direction and management of programs through designated program directors and/or program managers, ensuring consistency with corporate strategy, consistency of process across programs and projects, and customer satisfaction with the products and services provided; development and oversight of successful execution of the business unit business management plan (program/bids and proposals/internal research and development and marketing); and supporting the business unit lead in the execution and management of Capture Management and Planning (CMAP). Mr. Manuel is also a U.S. Army Special Forces Chief Warrant Officer 3 with experience in various countries, including Kuwait, Rwanda, Bosnia,
and Afghanistan; he also served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as a consultant. Mr. Manuel is currently serving with the U.S. Army Reserves as an information systems technician for the Western Information Operation Center in Dublin, California. Mr. Manuel received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Fayetteville State University in North Carolina and a Master of Science degree in defense analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
Matt L. Mleziva is currently the president of Wildwood Strategic Concepts, a strategic consulting company in Westford, Massachusetts. Mr. Mleziva has led joint Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) teams that developed recommendations projected to save millions of dollars annually. He guided Air Force Networked Tactical Communications efforts into a single joint program with the Navy. Mr. Mleziva has a proven track record of achieving cost, schedule, and performance goals across organizations covering a wide range of information system technologies for a diverse customer base. He acquired space, air, and electronic systems for the Department of Defense, the U.S. government, and foreign nations. Mr. Mleziva has demonstrated the capability to utilize emerging information technology and promote commonality and interoperability in combat systems. He developed ultra-streamlined acquisition strategy in response to urgent Air Force operational needs. Mr. Mleziva is the recipient of several awards, including the Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award and the Air Force Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award. He holds a post master’s degree in electrical engineering, an M.S. in electrical engineering, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Mleziva is a current member of the Air Force Studies Board.
Ronald E. Mutzelburg is retired Washington, D.C., director for the Boeing Company’s Phantom Works and Advanced Systems, a position that he had assumed when he joined Boeing in September 2002. His organization managed the relationship with senior U.S. government technology and advanced systems customers in Washington, D.C., including DARPA; the Office of the Director, Defense Research and Engineering; the Office of Naval Research; and NASA (Aeronautics); as well as the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, and military service technology and long-range capability requirements offices. Prior to joining Boeing, Mr. Mutzelburg completed a 34-year government career in the Department of Defense. From August 1992 to July 2002, he served as the deputy director for Air Warfare in the Office of Strategic and Tactical Systems, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. He was responsible for acquisition oversight for the B-1, B-2, C-17, F-22, F-18, Joint Strike Fighter, Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, unmanned air vehicles, several proprietary programs, and numerous air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons programs. From 1989 to July 2002, he was
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
acting as acquisition executive. In that capacity, he was responsible for planning and directing the research, development, engineering, testing, and evaluation of future weapons, sensors, ships, aircraft, unmanned vehicles, and space systems for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Mr. Rumpf holds an M.S. degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado, a diploma in fluid dynamics from the Von Karman Institute in Belgium, and a B.S. degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Colorado.