Mr. Robert Carter SES

Executive Technical Director

Mr. Robert Carter

In March 2013, Robert S. Carter became the ATEC Executive Technical Director/Deputy to the Commander (Tier 2). In this capacity, he oversees 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. He is also responsible for integrating the command’s instrumentation, policy, modeling and simulation, and continuous business improvement projects. He directs the test and evaluation for more than 400 weapons programs through a 9,000 person workforce and a $2 billion budget.

Carter joined the Army’s Senior Executive Service in 2009 as the Executive Director of White Sands Missile Range, the largest over-land missile test range within the Department of Defense and host for the Army’s Network Integration Evaluation events.

Career Chronology:

  • May 2009 – March 2013: Executive Director, White Sands Missile Range, NM
  • Mar 2004 - Sep 2008: Director of Plans and Operations, US Army Developmental Test Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
  • Jun 2003 - Mar 2004: Deputy Director for Organizational Establishment, Interim Test Resource Management Center, Office of the Secretary Defense, Arlington, VA
  • Jun 2002 - May 2003: Chief, Test Business Management Division, US Army Developmental Test Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
  • Jul 2001 - Jun 2002: Student, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA
  • Jan - Jun 2001: Acting Deputy Director, Plans, Programs and Resources, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, & Technology), Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC
  • Jun 1996 - Dec 2000: Supervisory Operations Research Analyst, US Army Developmental Test Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
  • Sep 1988 - Jun 1996: Independent Assessor, Ground Warfare Assessment Division, US Army Test and Evaluation Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
  • Dec 1983 - Sep 1988: Test Director, Combat Systems Test Activity, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD


  • MS, Strategic Studies, US Army War College, 2002
  • MS, General Administration, Central Michigan University, 2000
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, 1983

Significant Training:

  • Leadership for a Democratic Society, Federal Executive Institute, 2000
  • SES APEX Orientation, 2010
  • Army Executive Leadership Program, 2011


  • Level III Certified in Test & Evaluation, Army Acquisition Corps

Awards and Honors:

  • Superior Civilian Service Award, 2006, 2008, 2009
  • Office of the Secretary Defense Award for Excellence, 2004
  • Silver Medal for Outstanding Supervisor, Baltimore Federal Executive Board, 1999

Professional Memberships and Associations:

  • International Test and Evaluation Association
  • Association of the United States Army


Mr. Robert Carter was appointed Executive Technical Director, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, in December 2012.

US Army War College Master of Science in Strategic Studies

Central Michigan University Master of Science in General Administration

University of Delaware Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering



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