Dr. Dr. Richard J. JosephChief Scientist
US Air Force
Dr. Richard J. Joseph is the Chief Scientist of the United States Air Force, Washington, D.C. He serves as the chief scientific adviser to the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force, and provides assessments on a wide range of scientific and technical issues affecting the Air Force mission. In this role, he identifies and analyses technical issues and brings them to the attention of Air Force leaders, and interacts with other Air Staff principals, operational commanders, combatant commands, acquisition and science and technology communities to address cross-organizational technical issues and solutions. He also interacts with other services and the Office of the Secretary of Defence on issues affecting the Air Force technical enterprise. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. He is the principal science and technology representative of the Air Force to the civilian scientific and engineering community and to the public at large. Dr. Joseph has more than 40 years of experience as a physicist, directed energy researcher, senior program manager, national security advisor and executive.
· Inclusiveness’ of technologies from non-traditional suppliers to retain strategic advantage
· Current experimentation in hypersonics and autonomous data processing
· Recent developments in human-machine teaming and fully autonomous combat manoeuvre