U.S. Army Research Laboratory welcomes incoming HRED deputy director

July 16, 2015

By Michelle Milliner, ARL Public Affairs

ORLANDO - Team Orlando members gathered to welcome incoming U.S. Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate Deputy Director Col. Harold A. Buhl, Jr. on July 8, 2015.

Col. Buhl comes to ARL from the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation where he was the Project Manager, Combined Arms Tactical Trainers for three years. There he managed the Army's portfolio of virtual and gaming training capabilities that encompassed 71 product lines with a budget of $3.1 billion.

He is a native of Pennsylvania and received a Bachelor of Science in Physics, and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and National Resource Strategy. He is an Armor Officer, commissioned in 1988, and his decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Space Badge, Parachutist Badge, and the OSD Badge

During his welcoming remarks, Buhl expressed the need to mitigate risks, exploit opportunities and find a means to accelerate transition to serve near-term needs and opening the envelope to further research and development to generate the next disruptive technology.

"In my professional philosophy, you have to row faster than the river. You may have the best kayak, but if you don't row faster than the river, it will take you where it is going. To make history, not just be part of it, we will row faster than the river," Buhl said. "We will innovate and decide faster than our adversaries, and ensure our Army's history. We have a time in history for HRED where we are the one to whom others will look for innovate solutions. Our team in Orlando, and across HRED, is up to the challenge."


Last Update / Reviewed: July 16, 2015