Mr. Armstrong is currently the Technical Management Division Chief within the Program Executive Office – Aviation, Aviation Mission Systems and Architecture Project Office (PM AMSA). Mr. Armstrong graduated from the Defense Acquisition University Senior Service College Fellowship prior to joining PM AMSA in 2023. He previously served as the Propulsion Division Chief within the Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Aviation and Missile Center (AvMC) Systems Readiness Directorate (SRD) from 2019 through mid-2022 with supervisory and technical responsibility to oversee a division of ~85 government and contractor personnel providing engineering support and airworthiness oversight for aviation propulsion systems. During that time, he also served temporarily as the SRD Associate Director for Programs. From 2018 through 2019, he served as the Engine Projects Branch Chief with responsibility to supervise ~17 government personnel providing engineering support and airworthiness oversight for aviation turbine and reciprocating engines. From 2010 through 2018, Mr. Armstrong served in multiple engineering and leadership roles within the SRD, then the Aviation Engineering Directorate (AED), supporting aviation engine airworthiness, including leading the AED airworthiness support to the ACAT 1C Improved Turbine Engine Program. From 2000 to 2010, Mr. Armstrong was employed at Teledyne Brown Engineering supporting NASA. During that period, he served as a project manager overseeing multiple NASA task orders and sub-contractor agreements. He also served in International Space Station payload operations as a flight controller supporting payload planning and real-time operations. Mr. Armstrong started his career in 1999 at Raytheon Missile Systems supporting software engineering for a missile launch system.
Mr. Armstrong obtained a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering degree from Auburn University in 1999. In 2004, Mr. Armstrong graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a Master of Science degree in Management, with a concentration in Management of Technology. In 2011, Mr. Armstrong became a member of the Army Acquisition Corp and is certified as a Practitioner in the Engineering & Technical Management functional specialty.
Among a few of Mr. Armstrong’s career accomplishments include authoring a paper titled An Exploration of Supervisory Duties and Technical Authority in the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center, co-authoring a technical paper on knock criteria for aviation diesel engines, and presenting the impact of diesel fuel cetane on aviation diesel engine combustion to the Turbine Engine Technology Symposium. Mr. Armstrong has also served in a leadership role for a major defense acquisition program Source Selection Board. Mr. Armstrong was recognized through selection to the first cohort of the DEVCOM Distinguished Leader Program in 2021. He was a recipient of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service in 2018, the 2016 Army Research Lab Award for Analysis, multiple NASA Group Achievement Awards, and multiple Special Act awards.