LTC Matt England (Ret.), VP Military Systems
LTC Matt England (ret.) is the Vice President of Military Systems for CyPhy Works, Inc. A 22-year decorated combat veteran of the U.S. Army England has extensive experience in conventional and special military operations. From 2001 to 2009, he served as the Chief of Electronics and Special Developments for the Army Maneuver Center of Excellence. While serving as Chief, he oversaw a wide array of Special Development capabilities, most specifically unmanned systems. England is also the founder of the Joint Ground Robotics Integration Team which synchronizes, coordinates, and develops unmanned ground vehicle capability across the Army.
England’s innovative and cross-organizational management style led to 17 Programs of Record (POR) worth $2.7B in acquisition, and 37 separate “rapid acquisition” capabilities for immediate deployment overseas worth over $800M in acquisition.
England’s enthusiasm for unmanned systems led him to become a founding contributor in the Rapid Equipping Force that deployed the first unmanned ground vehicle (iRobot PackBot) in combat. He also deployed the first small unmanned aerial vehicle (SUAV) and micro unmanned air system (UAS) in combat.
England’s SUAS is now the most prolific in the Army. The latter part of England’s military career was focused on paving the way for the introduction of Micro UAS into the Army. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from Lamar University and a master’s degree in Military Science from the United States Air Force (USAF) Command and Staff College.