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).