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Mr. Harold C. Pasini, Jr.

Technical Director
U.S. Army Operational Test Command (OTC)

Mr. Harold C. Pasini, Jr. (Harry) is currently the Technical Director, U.S. Army OTC. He was selected for this position and promoted to the Senior Executive Service in February 2000. He provides technical leadership, overseeing and guiding test planning, execution, and reporting for this nearly 900-person team of military/ civilian/contractor personnel and executing a budget of approximately $110M. He directs long-range development of test methodologies and instrumentation.

Previously, Mr. Pasini was the Technical Director of the Army Evaluation Center in Alexandria, VA as well as the Director, US Army Operational Evaluation Command (OEC) and Technical Director, US Army OEC. He provided technical leadership to military and civilian teams in the conduct of independent, integrated evaluations. In addition to the mission of performing evaluations on the full range of combat systems and automated information systems, he co-led the effort to realign the OEC with the Evaluation Analysis Center into the single Army Evaluation Center, effective 1 Oct 99.

Mr. Pasini is a native of northern New Jersey and graduated from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH with an A.B. degree in Mathematics and a minor in Physics. He began his federal service at Aberdeen Proving Ground while concurrently graduating from the University of Delaware, Newark, DE with an M.S. in Statistics in 1972. He continued graduate studies at George Washington University and the University of Maryland in Statistics, Operations Research, and Reliability Theory.

Mr. Pasini began his 31 year career in the Federal Service as a Mathematician in the Surveillance and Reliability Laboratory of the Ballistic Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground. In 1972, this laboratory became part of the Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA) and formed the basis for the Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability Division.

At AMSAA, as a Mathematical Statistician and later as an Operations Research Analyst in the Weapons and Munitions Branch, he performed test and evaluation of Infantry, Engineer, and Individual Clothing and Equipment, as well as a range of special studies. He subsequently served as the first Chief of the Support Systems Section within the RAM Division.

Mr. Pasini was selected to participate in a scientist exchange program, under the auspices of the Technical Coordination Cooperation Program, and served a year tour at the Australian Army's Directorate of Operational Analysis in Canberra, Australia. His studies focused on the materiel acquisition process, weapon system effectiveness, and operational performance, as well as training a group of Australian analysts in the area of reliability theory and application to military analysis.

In 1989, Mr. Pasini moved to the operational side of test and evaluation with his appointment as Chief, Analysis Division within the Air Defense Directorate of the Operational Test and Evaluation Agency (OTEA). He led the successful analysis for the evaluations of the Avenger and Line-of-Sight-Forward, Heavy systems. Efforts in the later system, in conjunction with the TRADOC Analysis Command at White Sands, resulted in the Wilbur Payne Award for 1991. Following the consolidation of OTEA into the Operational Test and Evaluation Command (OPTEC), Mr. Pasini was named the Technical Director and then Director of the Aviation Evaluation Directorate in the OEC, a subordinate command to OPTEC. In this capacity, he managed and led the operational evaluation of all Army Aviation systems, most notably are the Longbow Apache, Special Operations Aircraft, and Kiowa Warrior.

Mr. Pasini resides in Harker Heights, TX with his wife, Regina.