Dr. Richard Wittstruck

Dr. Richard H. Wittstruck

Associate Director, Field Based Experimentation & Integration Communications Electronics Research, Development & Engineering Center, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

As the Associate Director, Field Based Experimentation & Integration, Dr. Wittstruck is responsible for executive leadership and oversight for design, development and demonstration of C4ISR, integrated CEMA, RSTA and Force Protection networked capabilities to enable the joint & coalition force to achieve full spectrum dominance. From 1996 – 2015, he served in the Army’s Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S) culminating as the Deputy Program Executive Officer. His previous PEO IEW&S assignments include: Director SoSE, Chief Systems Engineer, Chief of Strategic Plans, & Deputy Product Manager for the Army’s aerial reconnaissance fleet. He is a senior advisor to NATO HQ and its leaders in the fields of JISR, EW and C2 policy & trial. From 2012-2014, he was the NATO Chair for the Joint Capability Group for ISR and the NATO Vice Chair for All Source Intelligence Integration Sub-Group as well as a member of NATO’s Joint ISR Project Group coordinating all Joint ISR efforts across the NATO alliance. Since 2014, he is a continuing member of the NATO Joint Capability Group for ISR. He has also served in the R&D arena in both civil service and industry.

Dr. Wittstruck holds a Doctorate Degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Rutgers University, a Master of Science Degree in Physics from the Polytechnic Institute of New York, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from St. Johns University. Dr. Wittstruck has authored 19 journal articles, technical reports, conference proceedings and awarded five U.S. patents. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board, The Journal of Electronic Defense, and is an appointed member of the international Association of Old Crows Board of Directors. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), a Member of the U.S. Army Field Artillery Society, Order of St. Barbara for his contributions to field artillery sensors. Recipient of the Bronze Orders of St. Michael and of Mercury for excellence in Army Aviation and Signal Regiment, respectively. A senior advisor to U.S. Army Aviation Association of America, Mid Atlantic Chapter. Recipient of the Knowlton award for his contributions to military intelligence. Recipient of the 2010 Office of the Secretary of Defense David Packard Award for Acquisition Excellence for his work on Afghan Mission Network, the 2004 Operation Iraqi Freedom Superior Unit Commendation Award, & 1997 Army Product Manager office of the year award.

Speaking: November 27 - "Foundations of Battlespace Awareness"