Mr. Bruner’s primary focus is identifying innovative Livermore technologies that can be applied to key DOD requirements and working with U.S. Pacific Command and the service components to develop operationally relevant solutions.
Previously, he served in the HQ USPACOM Science and Technology Advisor Office since 2001, serving as the Command Science and Technology Advisor. In this role, he was responsible for bringing science and technology solutions to critical warfighting and security challenges faced by the command. Mr. Bruner and his team worked extensively with the National Research Enterprise, Office of the Secretary of Defense, other joint combatant commands, and industry to understand the art-of-the-possible, and to shape research and development to meet the joint warfighter needs. In addition, Mr. Bruner worked closely with research and development organizations throughout the Asia-Pacific region to build collaborative projects that solve the challenges of both the U.S. and the international community. Finally, Mr. Bruner’s team monitored international research and development as an effort to avoid technology surprise for the warfighter.
Mr. Bruner served 23 years as an Air Force research and development engineer and tester, retiring as a Lt Col in 2005. During his time in the Air Force, he led diverse groups of engineers and analysts to build and test the Air Force’s top priority programs in tactical weapon systems, missile defense, electronic warfare, stealth, communications, satellite integration, space operations, and space launch.
Mr. Bruner has a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Air Force Institute of Technology, 1987; and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, 1981.