Heidi Shyu

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Heidi Shyu
Shyu swears in Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene on August 30, 2012

Heidi Shyu (Chinese: 徐若冰, Xú Ruòbīng) (born 28 September 1953) was the United States Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology from 4 June 2011 to 30 January 2016. She was born in Taipei, Taiwan.[1]

Biography[edit]

Heidi Shyu was educated at the University of New Brunswick (B.Sc. in Mathematics); the University of Toronto (M.Sc. in Mathematics); and the University of California, Los Angeles (M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering).[2] Engineers degree, UCLA

She began her career as an engineer at Hughes Aircraft.[2] She later moved on to Grumman and Litton Industries.[2]

She then spent a large part of her career at Raytheon.[2] There she held the positions of Laboratory Manager for Electromagnetic Systems; Director of JSF Antenna Technologies; Director of JSF Integrated Radar/Electronic Warfare Sensors; Senior Director of Joint Strike Fighter; Senior Director of Unmanned Combat Vehicles; Vice President of Unmanned and Reconnaissance Systems; Vice President and Technical Director of Space and Airborne Systems; Corporate Vice President of Technology and Research; and finally Vice President of Technology Strategy for Raytheon Company’s Space and Airborne Systems.[2]

She was a member of the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board from 2000 to 2010, serving as its vice-chairman 2003 to 2005 and as its chairman 2005 to 2008.[2]

President Obama nominated her to be Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology and after Senate confirmation, she assumed office on 4 June 2011.[2]

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Media related to Heidi Shyu at Wikimedia Commons

Government offices
Preceded by
Malcolm Ross O'Neill
United States Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology
June 4, 2011 – January 30, 2016
Succeeded by
Katrina McFarland