Vice Admiral Joseph W. Dyer

Vice Admiral Joseph W. Dyer, Adviser, Board of Directors

Vice Admiral (Retired) Joseph W. Dyer is an independent consultant in the technology and defense markets. He is also the chief strategy officer of National Spectrum Consortium, a role he has held since 2014, and a former Commissioner for the Congressional NDAA Section 809 Acquisition Streamlining Commission, which was created in 2016 in order to review and streamline the acquisition and purchase programs of the defense department. From 2003 through 2013, he was an executive at iRobot Corporation serving as the president of the government and industrial division, chief operating officer, then chief strategy officer. His leadership responsibilities spanned from “high tech/early stage” to the company’s initial public offering, and through becoming the world’s leading mobile robot company.

From 2000 to 2003, he served as Commander of the Naval Air Systems Command, where he was responsible for research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and logistics for naval aircraft, air-launched weapons and sensors. Prior to that command, in 1997 he was assigned as commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division at Patuxent River and assumed additional responsibilities as the assistant commander for Research and Engineering of the Naval Air Systems Command. From 1994 to 1997, Vice Admiral Dyer served as F/A-18 Program Manager, leading engineering and manufacturing development efforts on the new F/A-18E/F, continued production and fleet support of the F/A-18C/D, and all F/A-18 foreign military sales. Under his leadership, the F/A-18 program won the Department of Defense Acquisition Excellence Award and the Order of Daedalian. Earlier in his career, he served as the tech director for the High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile and as the Navy’s Chief Test Pilot. Vice Admiral Dyer received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering at North Carolina State University and a master of science degree in financial management from the Naval Postgraduate School. Further, he is an elected fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration and the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. Vice Admiral Dyer brings to the Board an extensive military background and commercial expertise, which converge at the intersection of technology, finance and risk management.