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COLONEL ROGER M "RV" VINCENT

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Colonel Roger M. "RV" Vincent is the Vice Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory. He assists the Commander in accomplishing AFRL's mission of leading the discovery, development, and integration of warfighting technologies for our air, space, and cyberspace forces. He plays a key role in directing the Air Force's $2 billion science and technology program as well as additional customer-funded research and development of $1.7 billion. He is also responsible for a workforce of approximately 9,500 people in the laboratory's component technology directorates and the Air Force Office of Scientifc Research.

Colonel Vincent is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and the Air Force Institute of Technology. He has more than 2600 flight hours in 29 aircraft types with 166 combat hours in the F-15C during Operation DESERT STORM. Colonel Vincent served as an instructor pilot and an evaluator pilot at Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training. After graduating from the Air Force Test Pilot School, he served as an experimental test pilot developing today's precision guided munitions. His staff assignments include Chief of Special Programs, Directorate for Force Structure, Resources and Assessment (J8) Joint Staff and Director, Air Force Special Programs, Assistant Secretary of the AF (Acquisition.) Colonel Vincent holds a Department of Defense Acquisition Corps Level III Certification in Test and is a graduate of the Senior Acquisition Course at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

Prior to assuming his current position, Colonel Vincent commanded the Space Innovation and Development Center (SIDC), Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.

EDUCATION
1986 - Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1993 - Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1996 - U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif.
1997 - Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2001 - Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2005 - Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Ft McNair, Washington, D.C.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. Jul 86 - Aug 87 - Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Columbus AFB, Miss.
2. Sep 87 - Dec 87 - Student, Lead in Fighter Training, Holloman AFB, N.M.
3. Jan 88 - May 88 - Student, F-15 Training, 555th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
4. May 88 - May 91 - F-15 Aircraft Commander, 27th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB, Va.
5. Jun 91 - Jul 94 - T-37 Instructor Pilot/Stan Eval Examiner, 80th Flying Training Wing, Sheppard AFB, Texas
6. Aug 94 - Dec 95 - Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. Jan 96 - Mar 97 - Student, Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif.
8. Mar 97 - Jul 00 - Experimental Test Pilot, 40th Flight Test Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla.
9. Jul 00 - Jun 01 - Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
10. Jun 01 - Sep 03 - Chief, Special Programs Branch, Weapons Division, Global Power Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Pentagon, Washington, D.C
11. Sep 03 - Jul 04 - Deputy Division Chief, Weapons Division, Global Power Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
12. Jul 04 - Jun 05 - Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Ft McNair, Washington, D.C.
13. Jun 05 - Oct 07 - Chief, Special Programs, Directorate for Force Structure, Resources and Assessment (J8) Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
14. Oct 07 - Jul 09 - Director, Special Programs, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition), Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
15. Jul 09 - Mar 10 - Executive Assistant to the Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
16. Mar 10 - Jul 12 - Commander, Space Innovation and Development Center, Schriever AFB, Colo.
17. Jul 12 - Present - Vice Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit Medal with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
National Intelligence Reform Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1986 - Graduate with Academic Distinction, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1987 - Distinguished Graduate Undergraduate Pilot Training, Columbus AFB, Miss.
1987 - Air Training Command Commander's Trophy, Columbus AFB, Miss.
1997 - Distinguished Graduate, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2005 - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Essay Contest Semi-finalist, National Defense University
2009 - The Director of National Intelligence's Award for Collaboration Leadership

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 1986
First Lieutenant May 1988
Captain May 1990
Major January 1998
Lieutenant Colonel July 2002
Colonel December 2007

(Current as of August 2012)





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