Robert (Wink) Yelverton is the General Manager of the SURVICE Engineering Company's Gulf Coast Operation. His diverse technical and management experience spans a 28-year career within the Defense scientific industry, affording him several key leadership and support roles on numerous high-visibility developmental programs and acquisitions. His professional/research interests include air/ground vehicle survivability, human injury studies, vulnerability M&S, lethal assessments, sustainable energy alternatives, and renewable resources. Mr. Yelverton earned B.S. in Geology/Geophysics from the University of New Orleans in 1985 and an M.S. in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2008. He is the treasurer of the Doolittle Institute's Board of Directors.