By Andy RoakeMay 7, 2008
Redstone Arsenal, Ala. -- Debra G. Wymer was recently selected to the Senior Executive Service by the Army and will serve in the position of director of technology integration and interoperability for space and missile defense with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT). She will lead efforts to create and transition capability technology to joint and coalition warfighters.
The Senior Executive Service is a corps of men and women who administer public programs at the top levels of federal government. Wymer's new position is equivalent to the rank of a brigadier general officer in the Army.
In her prior position, Wymer was deputy to the director of the Technical Center at SMDC/ARSTRAT and also managed Technical Center operations, a position she held since April 2006.
Wymer began her career in 1982 working for the U.S. Air Force as an aerospace engineer on the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System program. She has worked ballistic missile defense programs since transferring to the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command in 1986.
She served as an engineer in the High Endoatmospheric Defense Interceptor Project Office from 1986 to 1992. In 1992 she was assigned to the Theater Missile Defense Program Office of Program Executive Office Air, Space and Missile Defense, where she served as chief of the systems integration branch.
Wymer served in a developmental assignment on the Office of the Secretary of Defense staff from 1994-1995. In this assignment she served as the staff assistant for theater missile defense for the deputy director, strategic and tactical systems (missile warfare).
In 1995, Wymer became chief of the analysis division in the Missile Defense Battle Integration Center at SMDC. She was responsible for conducting system level analyses in support of ballistic missile defense and cruise missile defense activities.
Wymer served as staff engineer to the director of the Space and Missile Defense Acquisition Center from 1999-2000.
In June 2000 she became the director, technical management directorate, Program Executive Office Air, Space and Missile Defense. In this position she was responsible for managing systems engineering and integration technical efforts in support of Program Executive Office Air, Space and Missile Defense systems.
Wymer is from Lebanon, Tenn. and has lived in Huntsville for 22 years.