Vice Admiral Joseph Dyer
- Chair, Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel
- Former Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, iRobot Corporation
- Former Commander, Naval Air Systems Command
Vice Admiral (Retired) Joseph W. Dyer is currently a consultant in the tech, aerospace and defense markets. He operates at the intersection of technology, finance, and risk mitigation.
From 2003 through late 2012, he was an executive at iRobot Corporation serving consecutively as the President of the Government and Industrial Division, Chief Operating Officer, and as Chief Strategy Officer.
He served as Commander of the Naval Air Systems Command from June 2000 until his military retirement in July 2003. He previously was assigned as Commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division at Patuxent River in July 1997 and a month later assumed additional responsibilities as the Assistant Commander for Research and Engineering of the Naval Air Systems Command.
From January 1994 to April 1997, Admiral Dyer served as F/A-18 Program Manager, leading engineering and manufacturing development efforts on the new F/A-18E/F, continued production and fleet support of the F/A-18C/D, and all F/A-18 foreign military sales. Under his management, the F/A-18 program won the Department of Defense Acquisition Excellence Award and the Order of Daedalian. Earlier in his career, he served as the Navy’s Chief Test Pilot.
Vice Admiral Dyer is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a B.S. in chemical engineering and the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California with a degree in financial management.
He is an elected Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration and the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. He was awarded the James H. Doolittle award in recognition of outstanding engineering achievement in aerospace.
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