Mr. Richard Matlock has over 40 years of experience in major acquisition programs, missile defense technologies, innovative technology development strategies, and more.
Recently retired from the Missile Defense Agency, Mr. Matlock was the Program Executive for Advanced Technology where he led the development of the next generation of cutting-edge missile defense technologies, proving their benefit to the warfighter through realistic experiments in relevant environments. Mr. Matlock’s portfolio included high energy lasers, advanced airborne sensors for discrimination and future anti-ballistic missile interceptors, and rail guns. His government service career includes major acquisition and scientific positions within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Office of the Under Secretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, the Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization and the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Matlock holds a B.S. in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He has received numerous awards for his government service including the Under Secretary of Defense Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Award of Excellence in 2016, the Director’s Pinnacle Award in 2017, and the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Civilian Service in 2017.