Dr. Virginia "Suzy" Young
Advanced Science and Technology Directorate Research, Development & Engineering Center U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command Redstone Arsenal, AL
Dr. Young has over 33 years of experience as an Engineer, including 6 years experience in industry and 27 years working as a civilian for the U.S. Army.
Dr. Young has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Memphis, a Masters of Business Administration from Florida Technical Institute, a Masters of Science in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, and a PhD in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.
is a also a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College
, Ft Belvoir, VA, Program Management Course, and has taught courses and seminar classes at numerous Universities.
Dr. Young's industrial experience includes engineering and engineering management at General Telephone and Electronics (GTE), Triad MicroSystems, and as General Regional Manager for Textron Aerostructures.
Past responsibilities for the Army
include management and execution of the Missile and Aviation Science and Technology budgets and Civilian Deputy for the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center
at Redstone Arsenal, AL.
Presently, she serves as the Director of the Advanced Science and Technology Directorate.
leadership in this group includes generating innovative concepts to meet emerging Army requirements and facilitating the transition of technologies into Army aviation, missile and unmanned systems.
has numerous commendations and over 20 published works.
is considered a leader in the field of aviation, missiles, unmanned systems and military robotics, and is recognized for her
expertise in both national and international domains.