Mr. Jeffrey Jaster

Mr. Jeffrey Jaster was recently appointed the (Acting) Executive Director for Development Command (DEVCOM), Ground Vehicle System Center (GVSC), Research, Technology and Integration (RTI) business group in Detroit Arsenal, Warren, Michigan. In this new role, Jeff is responsible for the strategic leadership and oversight of Ground Vehicle related Science and Technology (S&T) product/programs as well…

Dr. Peter Schihl – Sr. Research Scientist

Dr. Peter J Schihl was selected to the Scientific and Professional (ST) rank as the Senior Research Scientist in Ground Vehicle Propulsion and Mobility at the Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) in March of 2019. His current research interests are internal combustion engines, powertrain systems, power generation devices, power pack…

Mr. R. Craig Effinger – Chief of Staff

Mr. Effinger serves as the Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Ground Vehicle Systems Center, a position he has held since April 2019.  He leads a diversely-disciplined staff of more than 170 experts in personnel, security, operations, logistics, planning, and more in supporting the GVSC mission to develop ground vehicle…

Col. Kevin Vanyo

Colonel Kevin Vanyo is currently serving as the Military Deputy to the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Center (CCDC) Ground Vehicle Systems Center Director. Responsible for top level strategic planning and analysis while ensuring over 1800 Department of the Army civilians, assigned military personnel, industry and academia partners are synchronized to support the Chief of…

Dr. Robert Sadowski – Army Chief Roboticist

Dr. Robert W. Sadowski is a member of the Scientific and Professional (ST) cadre of the Senior Executive Service and serves as the Robotics Senior Research Scientist within the Research, Technology and Integration Directorate at the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, MI. Recently selected to this position after…

Dr. David Gorsich – Chief Scientist

Dr. David J. Gorsich was selected for a Scientific and Professional (ST) position in January 2009 and serves as the Army’s Chief Scientist for Ground Vehicle Systems, with a technical specialization in Modeling and Simulation (M&S).  His current research interests are vehicle dynamics and structural analysis, vehicle design/optimization, reliability, underbody blast analysis, terrain modeling, spatial…

Jeffrey Langhout

Mr. Jeffrey Langhout

Mr. Jeffrey Langhout serves as the Director for the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Ground Vehicle Systems Center. He leads a workforce of over 1,800 engineers, scientists, researches and support staff in delivering advanced technologies as required by the Army’s strategic priorities and support to its Cross-Functional Teams. Mr. Langhout also provides life cycle…