Dynetics announced today that Ronnie Chronister, who has served as deputy to the commander of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) since 2012, will be the company's director of Army and Missile Defense programs.
As SMDC deputy commander, Chronister was the senior civilian in the command of 5,000 personnel with a $700 million budget, responsible for the operation, capability development and materiel development of all Army space and missile defense systems. Prior to this position, he served as deputy to the commanding general for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AAMC) and executive director of the Integrated Materiel Management Center for the AAMC. He also worked in various positions within the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center.
"We are very excited to bring Ronnie on board with his wealth of experience and many accolades," said David King, Dynetics president. "He will be a tremendous asset to the company as we seek to strengthen and expand our business of providing high-quality, multidisciplinary engineering services and products. As a mid-tier company, we offer agility and innovation at an affordable cost, and we are confident that Ronnie can assist us in bringing even greater value to our Department of Defense (DoD) customers and industry partners."
Chronister received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Alabama and a master's in program management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., where he graduated with distinction and received an Army Acquisition Corps Award for Scholastic Achievement.
Other honors and achievements include induction into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame and receipt of the Presidential Rank Award, the Distinguished Rank Award, the Department of the Army Award for Diversity and the Department of the Army Small Business Award.