Greg Zacharias, president and senior scientist at Charles River Analytics, has been elected to serve as the U.S. Air Force’s chief scientist, DoD Buzz reported Thursday.
Kris Osborn writes Zacharias will succeed Mica Endsley, who will return to SA Technologies as president.
Zacharias will focus on autonomous and unmanned aircraft, directed energy and hypersonic weapons, according to the report.
He previously served as an Air Force attache for the Space Shuttle program at NASA, a member of the National Research Council and a senior executive scientist at Raytheon, the report says.
Zacharias is a member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, Osborn reports.