Adam M. Jacob is a mechanical engineer with the Small Caliber Armaments Division, ARDEC, and the chairman of the Suppressor Team of Experts within the NATO Land Capabilities Group – Dismounted Soldier Systems Weapons and Sensors Subgroup. He has worked in small arms research and development for over a dozen years, including manufacturing oversight, modeling and simulation, research and development, design, and analysis of various small arms weapon systems and subsystems. He has authored numerous technical papers and holds numerous U.S. patents, both granted and pending, in small-caliber weapon systems. Mr. Jacob holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Bucknell University and an M.S. in business administration from the Florida Institute of Technology.