Mission Execution Director
Roy Thompson is the Mission Execution Director for NAS, overseeing the Aeropropulsion, Flight, Space and Missile, Tunnel 9, and National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex Branches for the Test Operations and Sustainment contract at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex. Prior to this role, Roy joined AEDC in 1989 as a Facility Analysis Engineer and then transferred to the Marshall Space Flight contract in 1990 supporting the International Space Station. Roy returned to AEDC in 1994 as a Turbine Test Engineer conducting gas turbine testing at the Sea Level Test Facility. From 2010 to 2013, Roy supported Capital Project Investments first as a Project Manager and then as a Section Manager over Flight projects. Starting in 2013, Roy served in a variety of Branch Manager roles within Aeropropulsion and Flight.
Roy has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tennessee Technological University. He is also a Six Sigma Black Belt, Project Management Professional, and Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional.