Weapons and Materials Research Directorate at CCDC ARL
VALERIE WAGONER is a mechanical engineer within the Weapons and Materials Research Directorate at CCDC ARL, where her research interests include EFP and shaped charge jet defeat. She has been involved in the development of enhanced underbody protection for select U.S. ground vehicles, as well as IED-EFP add-on armor solutions and spall protection kits designed to protect U.S. troops against IEDs. She was recognized with the Army Research & Development Achievement Award for Excellence in a Technical Collaboration in 2010 and received the Achievement Metal for Civilian Service in 2017. She holds an M.S. and a B.S. in metallurgical and materials engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso.