Dick Rumpf

          Senior Advisor

As President of Rumpf Associates International since 1990, Mr. Rumpf has provided technical, programmatic, management services, and due diligence analysis to a litany of commercial and government clients.  He has had a career-long interest in unmanned systems and is a subject matter expert in all the unmanned domains (e.g., Air, Ground, Surface, Underwater, and Lighter-Than-Air) routinely assisting the government with strategic and technical issues.

       Mr. Rumpf has served as a Trustee and a Member of the Board of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) for over twelve years; and is Chairman Emeritus of the Precision Strike Association (PSA).  He serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of Temeku Technologies and from 2001-2009 served on the Board of Aurora Flight Services.

       Mr. Rumpf currently supports the Navy’s initiative to leverage DOE Modeling and Simulation advancements to identify an alternative to the Navy’s Full Ship Shock Test and recently served as the Senior Advisor to the PEO LCS on the development of a Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle System (LDUUV).  He has facilitated the formation of an Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology Consortium (UMSTC) which involves academia, not-for-profits, non-traditional and traditional industry to very rapidly develop and prototype UMS technologies which address COCOM and Fleet capability gaps.  During May-August 2012 support of the Joint Chief’s J7, Mr. Rumpf consulted on the development of the Maritime Defense of the Arabian Gulf (MDAG) CONOPS and a Transparent Wargame Development employing UAS, USV, and UUV systems.  He was also an advisor to the ISR Task Force in the development of an ISR Technology Consortium to address the rapid fielding of the LEMV unmanned airship for OEF.  In 2009, he was a subject matter expert for the CNO’s Strategic Studies Group XXVIII, “The Unmanned Imperative”.  He recently served as a Consultant to the OSD Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise to assist with the establishment of the Robotics Technology Consortium and the development the DoD 2009 Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap.  From 2001 to 2007, he served on the Naval Research Advisory Committee (NRAC) participating in several studies related to the development and acquisition of  Robotic Systems.  He was a member of the Naval Aviation Grey Beards in 2000.

       From April to December 1987 and from May 1989 to March 1990, Mr. Rumpf served as the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Engineering and Systems.  Mr. Rumpf joined the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Engineering, and Systems) in March 1978 as the Staff Engineer for Missile Systems.  In November 1981 he became the Acting Director for Air Programs, and served as Director for Air Programs from March 1982 to June 1985. In June 1985, he assumed the position of Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, with responsibilities covering the complete range of Navy and Marine Corps weapons systems development.  In 1984/85 at the request of the Secretary of  the Navy, he facilitated the establishment of  the DON first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (PIONEER) Program and established the first Joint UAV Program Office.  He played a key role as representative of the Secretary with Congressional staff and members, other services and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).