Director, Airman Systems Directorate 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory
Dr. Kevin T. Geiss, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director, Airman Systems Directorate, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio which provides science and leading-edge technology to define Airman capabilities, vulnerabilities and effectiveness; train warfighters; integrate operators and weapon systems; protect Air Force personnel; and sustain aerospace operations. The directorate is a 800-person research and development organization that is the heart of Airman-centered science and technology for the Air Force with facilities at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio and Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.
Dr. Geiss enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in 1986 and served in field artillery, communications and military police units during his service. He spent nine years as a defense contractor supporting Air Force research programs at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He began his civilian career with the Air Force in 2002 in the Human Effectiveness Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB. He was then detailed to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he performed policy and budget review of Department of Defense science and technology programs and resolved policy and funding issues with the Office of Management and Budget. He was also responsible for leading interagency policy committees on national and homeland security.