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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics


    Hypersonics Test


    Mr. Dan Marren is the Director of the White Oak Site of AEDC Test Division at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Air Force Materiel Command,Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. He is responsible for management and oversight of all aspects of the AEDC White Oak site. He manages the development and evaluation of testing for high-speed/hypersonic systems. He serves as the primary customer interface and Complex planning and execution agent for performing hypersonic system test mission. He is responsible for developing and communicating the strategic roadmap for all aspects and support to the hypersonics product area. Responsible for all aspects of the test mission including budgeting, business development, test planning, test execution, and data analysis and reporting. Directs high-speed/hypersonics analysis and evaluation program. Reports test execution information and infrastructure needs through the Test Division.


    1987 Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
    1989 Master of Science, Engineering Management, specializing in high-temperature gas dynamics, University of Maryland.
    1994 APDP Level III, Test & Evaluation


    1. October 1984 – October 1986, Naval Surface Weapons Center, Test Engineer, Strategic Systems Division, Silver Spring, MD.
    2. October 1986 – October 1991, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Ground Test Coordinator, Navy Strategic Systems Special Projects Office, Silver Spring, MD.
    3. October 1992 – September 1996, Ground Test Coordinator BMDO, Silver Spring MD
    4. Oct 1993-Oct 2004 – Technical Director, AEDC White Oak Site, Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel No. 9
    5. Oct 2004 to Present – Director, AEDC White Oak Site