The National Research Council has appointed Reginald DesRoches to a board that oversees independent Army-related studies conducted by the National Academies.
DesRoches, the Karen and John Huff School Chair, will serve a three-year term.
“As the only civil engineer on the board, I hope to bring a perspective on the role of the built and natural environments on Army research programs,” he said.
The Board on Army Science and Technology includes university scientists, industry leaders, and consultants. They work with the secretary of the Army to identify science and technology issues that deserve study and then convene independent committees to research those questions.
For instance, the committee issued reports last year on improving logistics on the battlefield and a review of the Department of Defense’s test procedures for combat helmets.