Dr. Richard North

Dr. Richard North is the Technical Director for Joint Program Executive Office Joint Tactical Radio System (JPEO JTRS). He is responsible for technical oversight, enterprise-wide standards and processes, and future capabilities within JTRS. Prior to his current assignment, he was the PEO C4I and Space, Associate Technical Director, Program Oversight.

Dr. North joined the US Navy Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) System Center in San Diego in 1992 where he specialized in Systems Engineering for various communication progr ams in Research, Development and Acquisition. Dr. North was the Project Manager and Technical Lead for HDR LOS R&D Project in 1994 where he developed, implemented, and tested several High Data Rate advanced radio systems for ship-to-ship/shore/air-line-of-sight communications. In 1997, he became the technical lead for the ACAT III PEO C4I Digital Modular Radio program. Dr. North's next assignment was the Project Manager for Joint Tactical Radio System Test and Evaluation Laboratory (JTeL) where he managed the initiation of the JTeL program in support of test and evaluation of all JTRS Joint Program Office products. Dr. North received the 2009 Lauritsen-Bennett Award for Engineering, reflecting his expertise in line-of-sight communications, software defined radios, and providing technical direction, advice, and insight on matters related to the JTRS program.

Dr. North attended the University of California, Davis and received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and received the Tau Beta Pi Award. He then obtained his Masters of Engineering in Electrical Engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and received the General Motors Scholar Award. Dr. North received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California in San Diego in 1991.