The ASD(R&E) organization chart including links to select leadership biographies and component websites.
Mr. Earl Wyatt
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Rapid Fielding DASD(RF)
Mr. Wyatt is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Rapid Fielding in the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering. Mr. Wyatt is responsible for policy and oversight of fielding capabilities that counter unconventional and time-sensitive threats. He facilitates rapid technology transition within the Department through discovery and demonstration of advanced technology concepts and works with interagency and coalition partners, industry, and academia to facilitate the timely satisfaction of validated priority operational needs.
Prior to assuming his position in September 2009, Mr. Wyatt served as a Defense team Principal, Science and Technology and Unmanned Systems Subject Matter Expert for Booz Allen Hamilton. He was responsible for providing assistance to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Tactical Technology and Strategic Technology Offices, and the Air Force Research Laboratory's Air Vehicles, Sensors, Propulsion, and Material and Manufacturing Directorates. He supported the development and demonstration of innovative concepts for advanced platforms, weapons, space systems, maritime operations, information assurance, and strategic and tactical networks for the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps.
Before joining Booz Allen Hamilton, Mr. Wyatt served in the United States Air Force for more than 26 years, achieving the rank of Colonel, and he was Air Force Acquisition Professional Development Level III Program Manager. As the DARPA Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) Program Manager, Mr. Wyatt managed the development/demonstration of the revolutionary UCAV program, integrating robust communications and adaptive control technology with the next-generation stealth platform. Under his leadership, this science and technology effort demonstrated autonomous unmanned air vehicle operations up to 35,000 feet in altitude, and single operator multiple-vehicle control.
Mr. Wyatt's Air Force assignments included serving as Aeronautical Systems Center's (ASC) Director of Plans and Programs, responsible for strategic and developmental planning, and F-16 Chief of Product Development, responsible for integration of Night Vision capability to enable 24-hour F-16 operations during the Kosovo conflict. He also served as Chief of F-16 International Programs, responsible for air vehicle capability enhancement deliveries to Greece, Portugal, Singapore and Korea.
As the Joint Strike Fighter's (JSF) Manufacturing and Producibility IPT lead, Mr. Wyatt managed the manufacturing and environmental segments for the JSF concept demonstration phase. He also served as the B-2 Chief of Integration and Deputy for Production; Air Force Systems Command, Systems Officer for the F-15, Tactical Electronic Warfare System; Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation deputy for radar warning systems software evaluation; and Wing Weather Officer for the First Tactical Fighter Wing.
Mr. Wyatt is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and holds B.S. degrees in Physics from Syracuse University and Electrical Engineering from the Air Force's Institute of Technology. He has M.S. degrees in Systems Analysis from the University of West Florida, and in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces.