Bruce joined Autometric, Inc., a wholly-owned Boeing company, as Manager for the Naval Systems division in the Situation Assessment Solutions group in September 2001 after retiring from a 27 year Navy career. Bruce completed the Boeing Program Managers Workshop in 2003. In 2004 he became manager of the Satellite Applications Center in Herndon, VA, providing end-to-end satellite-based solutions to customers needing to move mission data across the globe. In 2007 he joined the RAILHEAD program as the Deputy SEIT Lead. Bruce graduated with a BSEE from Oregon State University in 1974 and a MSEE from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1975. During his Navy career, Bruce also completed the Engineering Duty Officer Basic School in 1980 and its Mid-Career course in 1988, the Program Manager’s Course of the Defense Acquisition University’s Defense Systems Management College in 1992 and the Senior Acquisition Course at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1998. His career highlights include qualification as a Surface Warfare Officer in 1977 aboard the guided missile cruiser USS STERETT (CG 31) while serving as the Communications Officer, qualification as an Engineering Duty Officer in 1982 while assigned to the Joint Tactical Communications Office as a Project Engineer, and designation as the Program Manager for the Advanced Combat Direction System Program in the Naval Sea Systems Commands in 1993. Bruce achieved the rank of Captain in 1994 and retired in that grade in 2001.