GERMANTOWN, Md.; Nov. 30, 2021 – Amentum, a leading contractor to U.S. federal and allied governments, announced today that it has appointed Dr. Robert L. Smith as Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
In this role, he will be responsible for leading Amentum’s diversity, equity and inclusion vision and strategy by developing and implementing programs and initiatives that advance the company’s business objectives and reinforces its culture.
“Rob brings with him deep expertise in developing and executing strategies that will help us live our values — valuing each person in our organization, enabling them to reach their full potential and ultimately drive the success of our business,” said John Vollmer, Amentum CEO. “His leadership will be critical as we continue our journey to become the employer of choice in our industry.”
Dr. Smith is a dedicated career military officer and public servant with more than 30 years of government and private sector leadership experience. He previously led the Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Acquisition functions for BAE Systems’ Intelligence and Security Sector in McLean, Va. Prior to BAE, Dr. Smith served as the Director of National Recruitment for Customs and Border Protection where he led the planning and direction of the agency’s strategic human capital recruitment programs and related initiatives. Dr. Smith previously served for 28 years on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard and retired at the rank of captain.
Dr. Smith earned a Ph.D. in Psychology and a Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Capela University, a Master of Science in Instruction & Performance Technology from Boise State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from West Virginia State University. Additionally, he is a 2013 Boys and Girls Club of America Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee and a 2014 West Virginia State University Army R.O.T.C. Hall of Fame Inductee.
Amentum is a premier global technical and engineering services partner supporting critical programs of national significance across defense, security, intelligence, energy and environment. We draw from a century-old heritage of operational excellence, mission focus, and successful execution underpinned by a strong culture of safety and ethics. Headquartered in Germantown, Md., we employ more than 34,000 people in all 50 states and perform work in 105 foreign countries and territories. Visit us at amentum.com to explore how we deliver excellence for our customers’ most vital missions.
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