NASA Administrator Names Robert Pearce Head of Agency Aeronautics

Robert Pearce Credit: NASA

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has named Robert Pearce as the next associate administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD). Pearce replaces Jaiwon Shin, who retired from the agency on August 31, 2019.

Pearce has served as the acting associate administrator for ARMD since September 1, responsible for the agency’s overall aeronautics research strategic direction, including research in advanced air vehicle concepts, airspace operations and safety, integrated aviation systems, and the nurturing and development of transformative concepts for aviation.

Prior to this appointment, Pearce served as the deputy associate administrator for ARMD. He also has been ARMD’s director for strategy, architecture and analysis, and has held various strategic and program management positions within NASA.

Pearce’s full biography is available online.