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Mr. Jeffrey L. Langhout

U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center Director

Mr. Jeffrey Langhout currently serves as the Director for the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center (DEVCOM AvMC). He leads a workforce of more than 11,000 engineers, scientists, researchers and support staff in delivering life cycle engineering and advanced technologies as required by the Army’s strategic priorities and support to its Cross-Functional Teams and the Aviation and Missile materiel development enterprise.

Under Mr. Langhout’s direction, AvMC is responsible for delivering collaborative and innovative aviation and missile capabilities for responsive and cost-effective research, development and life cycle engineering solutions. Many Department of Defense and federal agencies, as well as academic, corporate and industrial researchers and developers, seek AvMC’s science, technology, and engineering expertise, which is characterized by its talented and technically proficient workforce and unique test bed capabilities.

Career Chronology:

  • January 2021 – Present: Director, Aviation & Missile Center
  • July – October 2022: Acting deputy to the DEVCOM commanding general, while a permanent leader was found
  • October 2018 – January 2021: Director, DEVCOM Ground Vehicle Systems Center
  • November 2017 – October 2018: Director, Systems Simulation Software and Integration (S3I) Directorate, Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC)
  • January 2017 – November 2017: Acting Executive Director, AMRDEC
  • October 2016 – January 2017: Director, S3I, AMRDEC
  • April 2013 – October 2016: Director Aviation Engineering, AMRDEC
  • September 2008 – April 2013: Deputy Project Manager, Cargo Helicopters
  • December 2006 – September 2008: Chief, Technical Management Division, Cargo Helicopters Project Office
  • March 2002 – December 2006: Technical Chief, CH-47F Product Management Office
  • May 1998 – March 2002: Chief, Business Development Office, Threat Systems Management Office (TSMO)
  • October 1996 – May 1998: Chief, Advanced Concepts Team, TSMO
  • September 1994 – October 1996: Chief, Business Division, TSMO
  • July 1993 – September 1994: Chief, Configuration Management Branch, TSMO
  • April 1986 – July 1993: Project Director/Analyst, Missile and Space Intelligence Center


  • MS, University of Alabama, Huntsville, Master of Science in Engineering, 1991. Major: Engineering Management; Minors: Accounting/Finance and Operations Research
  • Auburn University, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, 1986


  • Level III – Program Management, 1994
  • Level III – Systems Planning, Research, Development & Engineering (SPRDE), 1994
  • Level III – SPRDE, Science and Technology Manager, 2006
  • Level II – SPRDE, Program Systems Engineer, 2007

Awards and Honors:

  • State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame Inductee, 2022
  • 2022 Alumni of Achievement award, College of Engineering, The University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Superior Civilian Service Medal, 2021
  • AUSA Civilian of the Year (finalist), 2011
  • Honorable Order of St Michael, Bronze, 2006
  • Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, 2004

Professional Memberships and Associations:

  • Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
  • Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA)
  • American Helicopter Society (AHS)

Major Publications:

  • Army AL&T Magazine
  • Vertiflite Magazine
  • AAAA Magazine