Mr. David Jimenez SES

Executive Technical Director

Mr. David Jimenez

Mr. Jimenez serves as the Executive Technical Director - Deputy to the Commander, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC). Mr. Jimenez has over 29 years of results-oriented experience working in Research and Development, Test and Evaluation, acquisition, Production engineering and sustainment. He is responsible for the technical oversight for the Command’s test and evaluation mission of Army and joint weapon systems where the Army is the DOD executive agent. In addition, he is responsible for the technical execution of all ATEC test plans and reports, as well as the command’s evaluation strategy and analyses, ensuring that Army and OSD senior leaders have the essential information required before weapons and equipment are placed into the hands of Soldiers.

Mr. Jimenez previously led the U.S. Army Evaluation Center (AEC) (a subordinate command of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland as the Director of AEC. Prior leading AEC, he was the Technical Director of AEC, responsible for the center’s technical leadership. Before AEC, Mr Jimenez was the Director of the Developmental Test Command, responsible for executive leadership of all the Army’s major test ranges – White Sands Missile Range, Aberdeen Test Center, Electronic Proving Ground, Redstone Test Center, and Yuma Proving Ground (including Cold Regions Test Center and Tropic Regions Test Center). He was responsible for test execution, evaluation and reporting on approximately 3,500 test projects per year in support of more than 740 weapons systems for the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy and other DOD organizations with a budget of over $2 billion annually. His other previous assignments include the Associate Director of System Engineering at USA Communications Electronics Center (CERDEC) and Director (A) of the Space and Terrestrial Communication Directorate CERDEC and Director of the Product Realization Directorate – CERDEC. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black belt.

Career Chronology:

  • Jan 2015 – Present: Executive Technical Director - Deputy to the Commander, Army Test and Evaluation Command - Senior Executive Service (SES)
  • Aug 2012 – Jan 2015: Director, Army Evaluation Center (SES)
  • June 2011 – Aug 2012: Technical Director – Army Evaluation Center (SES)
  • Dec 2010 – Jun 2011: Director, Developmental Test Command (SES)
  • Nov 2008 – Dec 2010: CERDEC Associate Director – System Engineering, Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
  • May 2007 – Nov 2008: Acting Director – Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate, US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
  • 2005 - 2006: Director - Product Realization Directorate, US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
  • 2003 – 2005: Program Manager - High Capacity Communications Capability (HC3) Program, Project Manager Warfighter Information Network (PM WIN-T), Program Executive Office – Command, Control and Communications – Tactical (PEO C3T), Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
  • 2000 – 2003: Product Director – Secure, Mobile, Anti-Jam, Reliable, Tactical Terminal (SMART-T) Program, Project Manager Military Satellite Communications (PM MILSATCOM), Program Executive Office – Command, Control and Communications – Tactical (PEO C3T), Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
  • 1998 - 2000: Chief Systems Engineer – Project Manager Military Satellite Communications (PM MILSATCOM), Program Executive Office – Command, Control and Communications – Tactical (PEO C3T), Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
  • 1996 - 1998: Project Leader & Technical Chair – Global Broadcast System (GBS), Project Manager Military Satellite Communications (PM MILSATCOM), Program Executive Office – Command, Control and Communications – Tactical (PEO C3T), Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
  • 1993 - 1996: Test Director – Secure, Mobile, Anti-Jam, Reliable, Tactical Terminal (SMART-T) Program, Project Manager Military Satellite Communications (PM MILSATCOM), Program Executive Office – Command, Control and Communications – Tactical (PEO C3T), Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
  • 1991 - 1993: Project Leader – Single Channel Anti-Jam Man Portable (SCAMP) Terminal, Project Manager Military Satellite Communications (PM MILSATCOM), Program Executive Office – Command, Control and Communications – Tactical (PEO C3T), Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
  • 1985 - 1991: Production Engineer – US Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM), Fort Monmouth, New Jersey

College:

  • MS, National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces
  • MS, Engineering Management, Florida Institute of Technology
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico

Significant Training:

  • Army Management Staff College
  • Program Manager’s Advanced Course
  • Senior Acquisition Course

Certifications:

  • Level 3 Certifications: Test & Evaluation, System Planning Research Development and Engineering and Program Management
  • Lean Six Sigma – Black belt

Awards and Honors:

  • The David Packard Award for Acquisition Excellence
  • Superior Civilian Service Award (3rd award)
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • The Knowledge Management Award from Army CIO/G6 – for development of milSuite
  • Commander’s Award for Civilian Service (2nd award)
  • Industrial College of the Armed Forced - Excellence in Research and Writing

Professional Memberships and Associations:

  • Armed Forces Communication-Electronics Association
  • ITEA

BACKGROUND

Mr. Jimenez has over 29 years of results-oriented experience working in Research and Development, Test and Evaluation, acquisition, Production engineering and sustainment.

Education:
Industrial College of the Armed Forces Master of Science in National Resource Strategy

Florida Institute of Technology Master of Science in Engineering Management

University of Puerto Rico Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

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