Army aerospace engineer to join APG leadership program

March 04, 2016

By ARL Public Affairs

Story Highlights

  • The program is designed to expand leadership competencies and build sustainable learning communities that continuously work to develop collaboration, knowledge and skills across the APG workforce
  • Floros is an alumnus of The Pennsylvania State University where he earned his bachelor's, master's and doctorate in aerospace engineering

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Feb. 25, 2016) – An aerospace engineer with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory will soon be a member of the eighth APG Senior Leadership Cohort.

The program is designed to expand leadership competencies and build "sustainable learning communities that continuously work to develop collaboration, knowledge and skills across the APG workforce," according to Gary Martin, program executive officer Command, Control and Communications-Tactical, or PEO C3T, and senior champion for the cohort program.

ARL Vehicle Technology Directorate's Dr. Matthew Floros, whose work in rotorcraft aeromechanics, computational fluid dynamics and rotorcraft survivability has garnered him the attention of his peers and supervisors, said he hopes the program will help him.

"Hopefully it will make me more effective in a technical leader role rather than a management role," he said. "What keeps me in the Army is that I like what I do and I like solving problems, learning things and developing tools that benefit the Army S&T community."

Floros is an alumnus of The Pennsylvania State University where he earned his bachelor of science, master of science and doctorate in aerospace engineering. He worked for Raytheon as a contractor at NASA Ames from 2000-2004, and started with ARL-VTD at NASA Langley in 2004. He moved to APG through the Base Realignment and Closure process in 2009.

"My work positively impacts the customer whose product or technology ultimately should benefit the Soldier," Floros said. "It gives me most satisfaction when I transition something and know the recipient is using it and it is benefiting them."

Martin said he looks forward to engaging with the nearly 36 participants from organizations across the post throughout the program.

"This cohort of high potential, self-sustaining leaders will serve as a catalyst for change at APG and concurrently deliver individual, team, organizational and community wide results during the process," Martin wrote in an email welcoming new participants.

Cohort participants experience a program of hands-on instruction and preparation to focus efforts on challenges and see results in three categories: personal, organizational, and community.

On the organizational level, participants take on a project that addresses a challenge they are facing in accomplishing their daily work. For these projects, participants garner the support of their leadership and receive one-on-one coaching from the cohort faculty.

The first meeting of the new cohort is scheduled for March 23.


The U.S. Army Research Laboratory is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, which has the mission to ensure decisive overmatch for unified land operations to empower the Army, the joint warfighter and our nation. RDECOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command.

 

Last Update / Reviewed: March 4, 2016