Roger Burnett

Roger Burnett brings over 40 years of experience ranging from naval aviation, naval research, major program management, and academia. Roger has an exceptional history with managing large acquisition programs and research initiatives.

Roger currently serves as the DOD Liaison for the Office of the VP for Research at Virginia Tech. Roger is also currently a Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses where he evaluates the operational effectiveness of major DOD aircraft programs. Roger also serves as an Adjunct Instructor in The Johns Hopkins University Part-Time Engineering Curriculum. He was part of the team that formed collaboration with the U.S. Navy Test Pilot School which was successful beyond all expectations.

As an Affiliated Consultant with TechOpp Consulting, Roger provides expert insights on identifying major obstacles to technology transfer, as well as on identifying key opportunities for specific technologies within DOD acquisition programs.

Prior to his current activities, Roger's career in naval aviation spanned almost 30 years, culminating in the command of a fighter squadron. His final active-duty post was as Assistant Chief of Naval Research, the number two position in the Office of Naval Research (ONR) which is responsible for basic research through applied technology programs of the US Navy.

Roger was also a member, and ultimately leader, of the U.S. Navy team supporting the DOJ in the A-12 litigation (largest government litigation in history), as well as served as the Tactical Aircraft Program Manager for The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.