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Roy Rice serves as Chief Engineer of Teledyne Brown, providing engineering leadership throughout the Company.  Specifically, he provides independent scientific expertise to review major TBE programs and/or to render quick assessments of new program initiatives. He identifies critical technologies and works closely with the operating divisions in establishing superior capabilities in selected areas.  He directs the Company’s Independent Research and Development (IR&D) program, is the Company coordinator for Intellectual Property, and is the Company Responsible Professional Engineer.  He also participates in strategic planning, giving particular attention to technology matters.  

Rice joined Teledyne Brown in 1995.  In 2001 and 2002, he was Technical Director for Advanced Programs.  From 1995 to 2001, he was with the Modeling, Simulation, and Engineering Analysis Department, the last two years as the Chief Scientist.  Earlier, he was a senior systems analyst, performing studies for the Air Force Studies and Analyses Agency and the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office.  He led the Cost and Operational Performance Trade Studies for the Joint Strike Fighter program.

Before joining Teledyne Brown, Rice served 20 years as a Career Officer in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.  From 1992 to 1995, he was Deputy Director of the Office of Aerospace Studies, managing cost and operational effectiveness analysis and training over 1,400 personnel throughout the Air Force in this activity.

From 1989 to 1992, he served as Force Structure Analyst on the Joint Staff in the J8 Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment Directorate.  He led the building of analytical tools used to advise the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Joint Staff, and the Secretary of Defense in the design of future force structures.  From 1986 to 1988, he was a Branch Chief in the Operations Research Division, Air Force Logistics Management Center. 

In the 1980-1983 period, Rice served as Logistics Analysis Manager, Logistics Analysis Division, Logistics Directorate, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center.  After entering the Air Force in 1975, he was a reliability engineer in the Engineering Division, Directorate of Material Management, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center.   

Rice earned a B.S. degree in Mathematics from the U.S. Air Force Academy, an M.S. degree in Operations Research from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering/Operations Research from the University of Texas at Austin.

Rice is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Alabama and Louisiana and was Teledyne Brown’s Engineer/Scientist of the Year recipient in 1997.  He is a Fellow of the Military Operations Research Society (MORS); a Wanner Award Laureate (highest honor of the Society); a three-time winner of a MORS national award for analysis excellence; recipient of the MORS John K. Walker, Jr. Award; and was 2000-2001 National President of MORS.

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