Office of the Director
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Mr. John Eicke is currently in the Office of the Director at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. From 1999 until his retirement in 2015, he was the Chief of the Signal & Image Processing Division at ARL which focused on sensor fusion, non-imaging sensors, MASINT technologies, image understanding, and ISR integration. He received his BSEE in 1976 and his MSEE degree in 1981 from the University of Maryland. He began his career as an electronics engineer at the Harry Diamond Laboratories which became part of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in 1992. His projects there included work on the Patriot Fuze, and test equipment, the XM749 Nuclear Artillery Fuze and telemetry systems, the GPS Autoregistration Fuze, and the RF Tagging Programs. His division has fielded a number of capabilities in support of Army combat operations including the Constant Hawk system, the Beachcomber, Strider, & Goldie C-IED capabilities, the UTAMS Mortar Detection System, and others. Mr. Eicke is a past chairman of the Acoustic & Seismic Subgroup of the Military Sensing Symposia and past chairman of the NATO TG-25 Panel on Acoustic/Seismic Sensing. Mr. Eicke has received a number of awards including a DoD Productivity Excellence Award, and an Army R&D Achievement Award and a co-recipient of five Army 10 Greatest Invention Awards, the Civilian Superior Service Award and he is a Fellow of the Military Sensing Symposia.