Director, Vehicle Technology Directorate, Army Research Laboratory
Dr. Jaret C. Riddick is the Director of the Vehicle Technology Directorate (VTD) of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), MD. As Director, he leads the establishment of the strategic vision for new science to enable future Army manned and unmanned, ground and air platforms, envisioned for 2035 and beyond. He manages and directs organizational efforts focused on fundamental and early applied research associated with autonomy, robotics, mobility, propulsion, aeromechanics, and reliability. Prior to becoming VTD Director, he performed a detail assignment as Staff Specialist in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (OUSD(AT&L)), directly supporting the Deputy Director for Land Warfare and Munitions. He was also designated as interim Unmanned Systems Coordinator for policy on autonomy, robotics, and unmanned systems technology. Prior to joining OUSD (AT&L), Dr. Riddick was detailed to the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology, where he served as the Deputy Director of the Air Systems Portfolio.