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Executive Director

Mr. Robert M. Miele

Mr. Robert Miele was selected to Senior Executive Service (SES) in February 2014 and is the Executive Director of the U.S. Army Operational Test Command, Fort Hood, Texas.  A subordinate command to the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, the U.S. Army Operational Test Command plans, conducts, and reports the results of rigorous operational tests, assessments and experiments in order to provide essential information for the acquisition and fielding of warfighting systems.

Mr. Miele served as the Chief, Combat Support Analysis Division, at the U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA).  His duties included leading a division of more than 90 engineers and analysts in the conduct of research and application of methodologies for analysis of performance and effectiveness of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, mobility power and operational energy, and CBRN systems.  Mr. Miele also served in the SES position as the acting Technical Director of AMSAA November 2012-July 2013.

Mr. Miele served as the acting Technical Director for the U.S. Army Developmental Test Command (DTC) May 2010-June 2011.  He was responsible for planning, executing, and reporting on Army and Department of Defense developmental tests supporting more than 300 weapon programs annually. Mr. Miele was assigned as the acting SES for the Director of Test Management within DTC July 2008-May 2010.  In this capacity he was responsible for the headquarters level coordination and management of all Army developmental tests.  He managed the activities of approximately 120 staff level civilian senior engineers, scientists, and contract personnel, overseeing in excess of 3,000 developmental test efforts.  He provided oversight of more than $1.2 billion for in-house and contractual efforts and customer reimbursable funds for testing.

Mr. Miele entered civil service in 1989 as an Army Engineering intern at the U.S. Army Materiel Command.  During this time, he completed studies at the Army School of Engineering and Logistics and at Texas A&M University.  He worked in positions of increasing responsibility at AMSAA in multiple assignments from Team Leader, to Chief, Chemical Demilitarization Office, and Chief, Maneuver Systems Branch, until 2008.  In February 2008, he was selected as the Associate Director of Test Management at DTC, exercising oversight for planning and timely execution of programs and policies for all assigned staff functions.

In addition to his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Widener University, Mr. Miele holds a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University.  He is a graduate of the Logistics Acquisition Management Program, Defense Leadership and Management Program, and the Army Management Staff College.

Mr. Miele is Certified Level III Acquisition Corps in both Test and Evaluation and Systems Planning Research Development and Engineering.  In addition, he has completed the Senior Acquisition Course requirements from the Defense Acquisition University.  He is the recipient of numerous service and performance awards, including two Wilbur Payne Awards, Achievement Medals for Civilian Service, the Superior Civilian Service Award, Baltimore Federal Executive Awards Supervisor of the Year, and the Meritorious Civilian Service Award.


Mr. Robert M. Miele assumed the responsibilities as Executive Director of the U.S. Army Operational Test Command on February 27, 2014.

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

Johns Hopkins University
Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

Widener University
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering



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