| 12 June 2001
For Immediate Release
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md., has appointed Jerry A. Krill as head of its 300-staff Power Projection Systems Department, which conducts research on strike warfare weapons systems. Department programs include missile and weapon control systems for ships and submarines, such as the Tomahawk system; development of satellite communications control systems; and serving as technical evaluator for several Navy and Air Force tactical aviation programs.
"Jerry Krill has demonstrated the ability to examine an issue, form a vision for the future, and develop a path toward it," says Laboratory Director Rich Roca. "He will play a pivotal role in guiding the department and also in guiding the Laboratory as a new member of its Executive Council."
Dr. Krill joined the Laboratory's Fleet Systems Department in 1973 and worked as a specialist in radiowave communications and radar systems and as an expert in ballistic and cruise missile defense, battle force system engineering, and network-centric warfare.
He was instrumental in the development and testing of the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) program that networks a Navy battle group's air defense information components to provide a single integrated picture — a program that is currently being evaluated for fleetwide installation on Navy ships. Krill also teaches systems engineering in The Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering and was a lead in developing a system engineering curriculum to serve the military community in the Crystal City, Va., area.
Before assuming his new post on June 1 Krill oversaw air defense programs for the Laboratory in its Air Defense Systems Department and has held various supervisory positions.
Krill has received several Navy awards including The Assistant Secretary of the Navy Award for Contributions to Acquisition Reform (1996) and the Navy Program Executive Office for Theater Air Defense Award for system concept engineering (1998).
He holds a bachelor's and master's degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University and a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland. Krill and his family reside in Ellicott City, Md.
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