Mr. Edward L. Dyer most recently served as the Vice President, Military Programs for Allison Transmission Inc., the premier global provider of commercial duty automatic transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems for On-Highway, Off-Highway, and Military vehicles.

Mr. Dyer joined Allison Transmission in March, 2010 from Lockheed Martin Corp. where he was Director of Technology Integration. In that role, Mr. Dyer managed Lockheed Martin’s Corporate Internal Research and Development investment program, including the integration of internally developed technologies into experimentation initiatives at the Lockheed Martin Center for Innovation, as well as incorporating technology development requirements identified in Advanced Concept activities into the planning cycle for Business Area and Corporate Engineering & Technology programs.

Previously, Dyer served as Lockheed Martin Corp.’s Director of Integrated Mission Analysis, a position he took on after retiring from the U.S. Army in 2001. In that role, he managed the start up and implementation of a global defense research and engineering network, enabling real time technical collaboration.

During his service with the U.S. Army, which spanned 29 years, Mr. Dyer was assigned to numerous command and staff positions including Deputy Commanding General of the 24th Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas; Chief of Crisis Action Planning for the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon; Commander, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division in Fort Lewis, Washington; and Commander of the 1st Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, an assignment which included a combat tour of duty in Iraq as part of the Desert Storm campaign.

Mr. Dyer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy (West Point) and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.

Mr. Dyer has served as the President of the GEN Douglas MacArthur Chapter of the Association of the United States Arm and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Hampton Roads USO. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors/Executive Committee for two other Veterans Organizations.