Profile: Heidi Shyu, Army Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology

Heidi Shyu
Heidi Shyu

Heidi Shyu serves as assistant Army secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology.

She oversees the Army’s logistics operations, acquisition system and lifecycle management of weapons platforms and equipment.

Shyu also leads the Army Acquisition Workforce and the Army Acquisition Corps and manages the department’s chemical weapons elimination program.

Before joining the agency, she previously worked at Raytheon’s space and airborne systems business as vice president of technology strategy.

She also helped develop Tile Active Electronically Scanned Antenna platforms during her tenure as director of Joint Strike Fighter antenna technologies at Raytheon.

She has also held a range of executive positions at defense contractors and aerospace firms including Hughes Aircraft, Grumman and Litton Industries and spent a decade as a member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.

Shyu graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.

She also has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California Los Angeles and a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Toronto.

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