Richard L. Rumpf,

Rumpf Associates International

Mr. Rumpf is a recognized expert in military research, advanced technologies, and defense acquisition policy and procedures. In 1990, Mr. Rumpf established Rumpf Associates International, Inc., and serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Rumpf has provided technical, programmatic, management services, and due diligence analysis to a litany of commercial and government (DOD and DOE) clients. He is an unmanned systems expert in all the UxV domains (air, ground, surface, underwater, and lighter-than-air) and routinely assists the government with strategic and technical issues. He received the President's Meritorious Executive Award in 1986, and in 1987, he received the Distinguished Executive Award in the Senior Executive Service from President Reagan, as well as the Navy's Distinguished Public Service Award. In 1989, he was honored as the Member of the Year by the Association of Unmanned Vehicles Society. In 1990, he was presented the Navy's Distinguished Civilian Service Award. In October of 1991, Mr. Rumpf was named to the rank of Commandeur in the Ordre National du Mérite by the French Ambassador to the U.S.