Philip Bond, who leads the strategic planning effort at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), will be the featured speaker at the upcoming June luncheon meeting of the High Tech Consortium. The meeting will be held on Friday June 17th 2011 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Sunset Grill at Sonoma Ranch Golf Course.
White Sands Missile Range is home to the US Army’s premier test center that provides services to the Department of Defense and others top quality “experimentation, test, research, assessment, development, and training in support of the Nation at war, according to the WSMR official website.” Successful support of these customers requires strategic planning that focuses on understanding who the customers are, what they need and how to best provide service. Mr. Bond will present an overview of some of the initiatives currently being conducted at WSMR and will try to answer questions about the skills and requirements that are needed from the high tech community in southern New Mexico. Projects that he will discuss include the Joint Urban Testing Capability, Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor (JLENS), energy scavenging, and renewable/alternative energy initiatives.
Mr. Bond is a native of Clovis, NM and has worked at WSMR since 2007. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1982 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Basic Science Interdisciplinary. He was commissioned in the Field Artillery and served in Europe and Honduras. When he returned from overseas, he earned a Master’s Degree in Operations Research/Systems Analysis from Kansas State University. He left active duty in 1992 and worked for Ford Motor Company as a Production Supervisor, Industrial Engineer, Manufacturing Efficiency Specialist, and Production Engineering Manager. Phil returned for Retired Reserve status to serve in Iraq in 2004 and 2005. He moved to Las Cruces in 2006 and has worked at White Sands since 2007.
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