Dr. Jennifer A. Hitchcock
Executive Director, Research, Technology & Integration, TARDEC.

Dr. Jennifer A. Hitchcock, SES
Executive Director, Research, Technology & Integration

Dr. Jennifer A. Hitchcock brings more than 27 years of organizational leadership and technical leadership experience in military ground vehicle technologies, system engineering, acquisition and program management. Dr. Hitchcock was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in January 2011 as the Executive Director for RTI at the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC). Dr. Hitchcock served with distinction as the Interim Director of TARDEC from March 2012 to August 2012 when the TARDEC Director position was vacated.

As the Research and Technology Integration (RTI) Executive Director, Dr. Hitchcock is responsible for leading the research and integration of Army ground vehicle mobility, power and energy, survivability, robotic, software and vehicle electronic architecture technologies. She leads more than 500 associates in six technical business areas, and is the executive responsible for the planning and execution of technology programs the Army will pursue to align and transition to acquisition programs. Additionally, Dr. Hitchcock serves as the U.S. Army Lead for the Office of the Secretary of Defense Ground and Sea Community of Interest (COI) and the U.S. Army Representative for The Technical Cooperation Panel (TTCP) operated by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).

Career Chronology:
• Jan. 2011 - present: Executive Director for Research, Technology & Integration, Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center, Warren, MI
• Mar. 2012 - Aug. 2012: Interim Director, Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center, Warren, MI
• Apr. 2010 -- Jan. 2011: Acting Executive Director for RTI, Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, Warren, MI
• Sept. 2009 - April 2010: Chief of Staff, Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center, Warren, MI
• May 2009 - Sept. 2009: Project Manager, U.S. Army Electromagnetic Gun Program
• Oct. 2005 - July 2008: Supervisory Associate Director, Ground Vehicle Power and Mobility, Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center, Warren, MI
• July 2004 - Oct. 2005: Chairman, Power and Engineering Integrated Product Team, Research Development and Engineering Command
• Mar. 2001 - Jan. 2004: Assistant Product Manager (Engineering) Abrams LV100 Common Engine Development Program, TARDEC, Warren, MI
• July 1995 - Nov. 1999: Team Leader, Propulsion Support Team, TARDEC, Warren, MI

College:
• DBA, Lawrence Technological University 2014
• MS, Global Leadership and Management, Army Senior Service College Fellow, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI 2009
• MS, Mechanical Engineering, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, 1994
• BS, Mechanical Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, 1988

Significant Training:
• U.S. Army Senior Service College Fellowship, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
• Defense Acquisition University: Acquisition Courses PMT 401,450,451 and 452
• National Security Course, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
• Leadership Development Course, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL.

Certifications:
• Level III Certification, Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering
• Level III Certification, Program Management
• Army Acquisition Corps Certification, 2001
• Professional Engineer License, State of Michigan, 1996

Awards and Honors:
• Excellence in Leadership Award, Women in Defense Michigan Chapter, 2015
• Superior Civilian Service Award, RDECOM, MD 2012
• Commander's Award for Civilian Service, TARDEC, Warren, MI 2006
• Leaders and Innovators Award, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI 2005
• Alumni Achievement Award, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI 2005

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