HomeAbout UsBiographiesDisplay

RAYMOND P. URTZ

PRINT | E-MAIL

Raymond P. Urtz, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y. The laboratory is the center for the advancement and application of information systems science and technology for aerospace command and control, and its transition to air, space and ground systems. The directorate's areas of investigation include a broad spectrum of information and fusion, communication, collaborative, environment and modeling simulation, defensive information warfare, and intelligent information systems technologies. As director, he oversees an annual budget of more than $400 million and directs the activities of approximately 900 military and civilian scientists, engineers, and administrative and support people.

Mr. Urtz entered federal service in 1961 and has held numerous positions in the Air Force's research and development program at Rome, as a technologist, program manager and senior manager. He was appointed to the SES in 1984.

EDUCATION
1961 Bachelor's degree in physics, Manhattan College, New York, N.Y.
1974 Master's degree in systems management, University of Southern California
1986 Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1961 - 1963, physicist, Intelligence and Electronics Warfare Division, Rome Air Development Center, Griffiss Air Force Base, N.Y.
2. 1963 - 1975, physicist and program manager, Surveillance Division, Rome Air Development Center, Griffiss Air Force Base, N.Y.
3. 1975 - 1981, Chief, Electro-optics Section, Surveillance Division, Rome Air Development Center, Griffiss Air Force Base, N.Y.
4. 1981 - 1984, Chief, Surveillance Branch, Surveillance Division, Rome Air Development Center, Griffiss Air Force Base, N.Y.
5. 1984 - 1991, Technical Director for Command and Control, Rome Air Development Center, Griffiss Air Force Base, N.Y.
6. 1991 - 1994, Director, Command, Control and Communications Directorate, Rome Laboratory, Griffiss Air Force Base, N.Y.
7. 1994 - 1997, Deputy Director, Rome Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
8. 1997 - 1997, Director, Rome Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
9. 1997 - present, Director, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.

AWARDS AND HONORS
1982 Harold Brown Award for excellence in research and development
1983 Harry Davis Award for research and development accomplishments
1993 and 2000 Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award


(Current as of January 2001)

Engage

Facebook Twitter
.@SecAFOfficial underscores space strategy and partnerships with allies. https://t.co/X391mBc6E6 https://t.co/CFk69M8WW4
RT @SecAFOfficial: Thanks for inviting me to be part of @Policy_Exchange’s launch of the space policy unit #PXSpace! Great dialogue on #spa
#USAF's new rules on the #OCP uniform aims to better fit our #Airmen's needs as they perform the mission, while hol… https://t.co/cd6hd13Y21
As we continue the #MonthoftheMilitaryChild, check out how @341MissileWing youth build resiliency through gymnastic… https://t.co/kphokVfZTq
Things are heating up at #MountainHomeAFB! Watch as #Airmen @366FW fire department conduct #LiveFireTraining to ens… https://t.co/WRqHdMKdQs
RT @AusAirForce: Friends in high places... literally! Glad to continue the strong cooperation & mateship with @usairforce 🇦🇺🇺🇸 #AusAirForce
#Congrats to the #USAF 2019 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award winners! https://t.co/5j07VznEsc
RT @DeptofDefense: For 41 years, the Global Positioning System has helped us find our way in the world. It’s a system that our modern way o…
#DYK: In 2015 the worldwide C-17 fleet reached 3 million flying hours. The equivalent of flying around the #Earth 5… https://t.co/U01R6Y1gPe
#USAF and @Nationals partner up to teach 40 new commanders and their spouses leadership techniques.… https://t.co/doApMhiIWX
#Airmen & #Soldiers in #Kuwait teamed up to train military working dog handlers on decontamination of their K9s in… https://t.co/QtlvQGUgyF
.@179AW #Airmen know the hardest part isn't the jump, it's the preparation for the heavy drop beforehand. https://t.co/WMV2fBXN2x
.@HQUSAFEPA #Airmen combined their capabilities to provide disaster relief to those affected by #CycloneIdai, deliv… https://t.co/kzkdQA8TOS
The results are in as #USAF announces findings from a year-long review on electronic warfare. Read on for more on t… https://t.co/wAEDCRjj5L
Congratulations to the Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award recipients! Named in honor of the first @AF_Academy graduate… https://t.co/fiOTVLfrpD
RT @SecAFOfficial: Our military must have the ability to see what is going on around the world, quickly and without interruption...and this…
#USAF #Airmen and firefighters from five #CentralAmerican countries develop bonds with team-building training durin… https://t.co/An5wJIt0B6
#Brrrt! Check out this video of our hawgs training in the Philippines. #Warthog #Pilsung https://t.co/cL8E1oE5Ob
RT @SecAFOfficial: Today, the family & friends of Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole celebrated his legendary life. Dick and the rest of the Dool…
On the 77th anniversary of the #DoolitlleRaid, #USAF leaders, #Airmen, and the family and friends of Lt. Col. Richa… https://t.co/RE4wWGQe4t