Jamie Neidert is a chief scientist of energetics at the U.S. Army’s Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, Redstone Arsenal, AL, where he formulates and characterizes solid propellants and guides synthesis and characterization of new energetic materials. He supported production for the Hellfire flight motor, Sidewinder igniter and flight motor, D-5 PBCS, and the bonding agent manufacture for PAC-2; has authored over 60 papers/technical reports; and has 10 patents. Dr. Neidert chairs the OSD Joint Insensitive Munitions Technology Program Munitions Area Technology Group-II and leads the Propulsion TASK 6 under the ARAP Enhanced Energetics Effects project. He holds a B.S. in chemistry from the University of North Alabama and an M.S. and Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Vanderbilt University.