What is your role within the George H.W. Bush Combat development Complex?
I have been a graduate researcher within the Coordinated Air-Ground Vehicle Maneuvering team. Specifically, my research has been focused on autonomous controls for the unmanned air vehicle (UAV) within that Air-Ground Team.
Any other roles at Texas A&M University?
I have been pursuing my Master of Engineering in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and a researcher for the Vehicle Systems & Control Laboratory under Dr. John Valasek.
I received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Where are you from?
I’ve lived almost a decade abroad to include Mexico, Europe, and Asia, but I’m proud to call myself a Texan.
What is a project or accomplishment you’re proud of?
I’m proud to have been a part of the Air Ground Coordination team, working on autonomous teaming of both ground and air vehicles for future Army missions.
“It has been my privilege to conduct research under the Bush Combat Development Complex while pursuing my Masters in Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University. I think BCDC perfectly blends the cutting-edge research and facilities at A&M, with the Aggie values of selfless service and respect for our Soldiers, to deliver truly innovative solutions that will help modernize Army technology.”
When do you graduate and what is your next step?
I graduate this summer. Currently, I am set to begin an internship with Lockheed Martin Space, which I am very excited for.
What are your goals within BCDC?
My goal within BCDC was to bring my firsthand operations experience as an AH64D Apache Attack Helicopter aviator to the project to help create a relevant and effective product for future Army operators.
Why did you choose Texas A&M University, and how did you get to the BCDC?
I chose Texas A&M for its values as well as the renowned education of the Aerospace program. I ended up at BCDC through my experience in the Army and BCDCs unique focus on delivering battlefield solutions to our Soldiers through its innovative research and resources.
How long have you been at A&M? At BCDC?
I’ve been a part of both organizations since September 2019.
Why are you interested in autonomy?
My background as an engineer as well as eight years as an Army aviator has been the key to my passion for developing autonomous technology for unmanned air vehicles to support future warfighters.