Justin J. Stambaugh

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Dr. Justin J. Stambaugh is the associate leader of the Space Systems Analysis and Test Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. From 2016 to 2022, he served as the site manager for the Kwajalein Field Site. Since joining the Laboratory in 2005, Stambaugh has led programs for a wide variety of U.S. government sponsors, including the Missile Defense Agency, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Strategic Capabilities Office, Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, Navy, and Army Space and Missile Defense Command. From 2007 to 2012, he served a tour on Kwajalein, where he led the Millimeter-Wave Radar 4 GHz upgrade project and served as radar Test Director for more than a dozen Reagan Test Site missions. His areas of expertise include space control, missile defense, radar systems engineering, testing and operations, and defense systems analysis.

Stambaugh received BS degrees in physics, chemistry, and mathematics from Central Washington University; a master of advanced studies in mathematics from Cambridge University; and a PhD degree in physics from the University of Maryland at College Park.