Patrick J. Baker Director DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory
AIAA DEFENSE Forum 2021
Dr. Patrick J. Baker was selected for the Senior Executive Service in May 2012. In his current position, he serves as the Director of the U.S. Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM), Army Research Laboratory (ARL), and the Army’s premier laboratory for basic and applied research. ARL conducts research in weapons and materials, sensors and electron devices, computational and information sciences, human research and engineering, and vehicle technology. ARL’s Army Research Office executes the Army extramural basic research program in scientific and engineering disciplines. The Laboratory consists of approximately 2,000 civilian and military employees with an annual budget of over $1 billion.