Scott Goldstein, Ph.D., Promoted to Brigadier General

Tuesday April 07, 2015

After nomination to the Senate by President Barak Obama, the Chief of Air Force Reserve recently announced that Dynetics' Scott Goldstein, Ph.D., has been confirmed as brigadier general in the United States Air Force Reserve. Goldstein is the chief technologist at Dynetics and also manager of the Advanced Mission Solutions Department based in the company's Chantilly, Va., office.

Goldstein is the mobilization assistant to the commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He assists the commander in managing a $2.1 billion science and technology program and an additional $2.3 billion in externally funded research and development. He is also responsible for a government workforce of approximately 6,000 people in the laboratory's component technology directorates, 711th Human Performance Wing, and individual mobilization augmentees. In addition, he serves on the Joint Special Operations Command Science and Technology Task Force. 

Experienced in acquisition, cyber and space operations, Goldstein began his military career in the U.S. Army and transferred to the U.S. Air Force in 1990. As a developmental engineer, he made significant contributions to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and communications systems. He developed capabilities at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and completed space operations training for the nation's classified ISR satellite systems. He oversaw ISR special access programs at the Joint Staff and helped craft the nation's future space architecture and contributed to the national cyber strategy.

He was hand-selected for sole government oversight of the NRO's most highly sensitive and technically challenging missions across the Department of Defense and intelligence community.

In addition to his military duty, Goldstein has served on the faculty and staff at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Virginia Tech, published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles/book chapters and holds five U.S. patents on advanced topics in detection theory, information theory, data compression, ISR and communications systems.

Goldstein has received numerous awards and decorations, including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award and Armed Forces Reserve Medal.

About Dynetics

Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions to the national security, cybersecurity, satellite, launch, automotive and critical infrastructure sectors. Our portfolio features highly specialized technical services and a range of software and hardware products, including components, subsystems and complex end-to-end systems. The company of 1,400 employee/owners is based in Huntsville, Ala., and has offices throughout the U.S. For more information, visit

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