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Dr. Richard Wittstruck





Dr. Richard Wittstruck

Acting Deputy Program Executive Officer, PEO IEW&S

As the Acting Deputy Program Executive Officer for the United States Army's Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors, Dr. Wittstruck is responsible for executive leadership and oversight for development, acquisition, fielding and supportability of Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Force Protection capabilities to enable the joint and coalition force to achieve full spectrum dominance. Dr. Wittstruck provides executive program management and system of systems engineering (SoSE) expertise across a $17B IEW&S corporate portfolio of 82 acquisition programs.

Dr. Wittstruck is the NATO Chair for the Joint Capability Group on Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JCGISR), the NATO Vice-Chair for All Source Intelligence Integration Sub Group (ASIISG) as well as a member of NATO's Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Project Group coordinating all Joint ISR efforts across the NATO alliance. His previous IEW&S assignments include Director, System of System Engineering; Chief Systems Engineer; Chief of Strategic Plans and Deputy Product Manager for the Army’s aerial reconnaissance fleet. He has also served in the research and development arena in both civil service and industry.

Dr. Wittstruck holds a Doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University, a Master of Science in Physics from the Polytechnic Institute of New York and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from St. Johns University. Dr. Wittstruck has authored 19 journal articles, technical reports and conference proceedings and has been awarded five US patents. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for The Journal of Electronic Defense. He has been elected a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) as well as a member of the US Army Field Artillery Association, The Honorable Order of Saint Barbara for his contributions to field artillery sensors. He is the recipient of The Honorable Order of St. Michael, Bronze Award for excellence in Army aviation sensors. He is the Vice President, Programs for the US Army Aviation Association of America, Mid-Atlantic Chapter. He is also the recipient of the Knowlton Award for his contributions to the Military Intelligence Corps. Dr. Wittstruck has received the 2010 Office of the Secretary of Defense David Packard Award for Acquisition Excellence, the 2004 Operation Iraqi Freedom Superior Unit Commendation Award and the 1997 Army Product Manager office of the year award.

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