Laboratory names senior campaign scientist for lethality, protection

March 24, 2016

By ARL Public Affairs

Story Highlights

  • The U.S. Army Research Laboratory announced the selection of a senior campaign scientist for its Sciences for Lethality and Protection Campaign
  • Dr. Scott Schoenfeld, currently the capability manager and lead scientist for the ARL Weapons and Materials Research Directorate's Protection Division, will assume the new position immediately

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 21, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory announced the selection of a senior campaign scientist for its Sciences for Lethality and Protection Campaign.

Dr. Scott Schoenfeld, currently the capability manager and lead scientist for the ARL Weapons and Materials Research Directorate's Protection Division, will assume the new position immediately.

"I am highly appreciative of the vote of confidence by the lab in my ability to develop a technical vision within the campaign," Schoenfeld said.

The campaign is one of eight technical campaigns that define the laboratory's core competencies.

Schoenfeld will be responsible for the planning, direction, management and oversight of the campaign.

As the senior scientist, he will also furnish "highly advanced and/or unprecedented scientific and/or technical guidance and recommendations to top-level administrative and technical management officials," according to the position announcement.

"Scott is highly qualified for this critical position," said David Lyon, acting WMRD director. "His experience will be extremely valuable in the theoretical and applied research and development of programs associated with ballistics, terminal affects, mechanics, directed energy, computational science and engineering."

Schoenfeld earned his doctorate in 1995 from the University of California, San Diego. Lyon said Schoenfeld will take the campaign to the next level.

"Protecting Soldiers to allow them to complete their mission is our highest priority," Lyon said. "We are exploring innovative concepts that will deliver leap-ahead capabilities and ensure our Army maintains a decisive overmatch through Force 2040 and beyond."


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 24, 2016