Dr. Harris was selected for Senior Executive Service in February, 2015. She serves as the Director, Weapons Development and Integration (WDI) Directorate, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.. WDI conducts research, exploratory and advanced development, technology demonstrations, and provides engineering and scientific expertise in all aspects of weapon system design, development, improvement and integration for the Army. WDI is responsible for integration of these weapon systems onto both manned and unmanned platforms, serves as a life cycle management enterprise for Department of Defense missile technology and supplies key essential engineering support to our customers for these weapon systems.
Harris has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Illinois, a master’s degree in computer resources and information systems management from Webster University and a doctorate of management and organizational leadership from the University of Phoenix.
A part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, AMRDEC employs approximately 11,000 civilian scientists, researchers and engineers.