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Col Ross Roley, USN (Ret)

Col Ross Roley, USN (Ret)

Battelle Memorial Institute
United States
Mr. Ross Roley is a Battelle employee who spent the last 16 years working in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command's Requirements and Resources Directorate (J8) where he specialized in developing energy strategies and conducting energy experiments. This includes a microgrid effort, biofuel initiative, waste-to-energy effort, expeditionary energy efficiency assessment program, Industrial Control System cybersecurity experimentation, and battlefield power demonstration project. He is a retired Air Force Colonel with 48 years of experience in the federal government. Mr. Roley grew up in Bellingham, Washington and graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1980 with a degree in mathematics. He later earned a Master's degree in Operations Research from the Air Force Institute of Technology. During his time in the Air Force, he served 4 tours of duty in the Pacific, 2 tours in test and evaluation, spent 8 years on various headquarters staffs, and worked installation support issues for 11 years. He commanded two Air Force squadrons and led both to 'Best in Air Force' recognition winning literally hundreds of awards in the process. He is a distinguished graduate of both the Squadron Officer's School and Air Command and Staff College.