ERIC SPERO is a systems engineering and technical lead in the Vehicle Technology Directorate of the CCDC Army Research Laboratory (ARL), where he provides live and virtual air and ground autonomous robotic systems in support of research experimentation. He has over 20 years of industry and government experience in aerospace and defense, including researching, designing, engineering, testing, and project managing complex aerospace systems. He is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Mr. Spero holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Colorado State University and an M.S. in aerospace engineering, with a concentration in system design and optimization, from the Georgia Institute of Technology.