About Barry J. Baskett
MR. BARRY J. BASKETT
Mr. Baskett was a native of Evansville, Indiana, born on December 27, 1942 and passed away January 10, 2006. He had a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering from St. Louis University, Parks College, 1970, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Webster University, 1976.
Mr. Baskett started his government career with the Army Aviation Systems Command in May 1970. His initial assignment was as an Aerospace Engineer in the Directorate for Research, Development, and Engineering responsible for systems engineering support of fielded rotary and fixed wing aircraft.
In July 1974, Mr. Baskett transferred into project management. His first assignment was as a Project Engineer in the Technical Management Division of the Advanced Scout Helicopter (ASH) Project Manager's Office until May 1976. From May 1976 until September 1980, Mr. Baskett served as a Project Engineer for test and mechanical design in the Target Acquisition Designation System (TADS) and Pilot Night vision Sensor (PNVS) Project Manager's Office.
From September 1980 until February 1985, Mr. Baskett was the Assistant Project Manager for the Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) Project Manager's Office responsible for project management of Radar Warning Systems, IR and RF Decoy Dispenser Systems and for all ASE International programs.
In February 1985, Mr. Baskett was selected as the Chief of the Systems Engineering Division for the Apache Advanced Attack Helicopter Program Manager's Office, responsible for the executive management of all engineering aspects for the Apache aircraft weapon system.
Mr. Baskett was appointed September 1987 as the Director of Systems Management, within the Program Executive Office (PEO) for Aviation, responsible for executive management of all technical aspects of the systems assigned to the PEO for Aviation.
Mr. Baskett was selected into the Senior Executive Service, June 1989, as the Director of Advanced Systems, U.S. Army Aviation Systems Command, responsible for identifying advanced aviation system and subsystem technology requirements and providing the research and development plan to satisfy those requirements.
Mr. Baskett was assigned as the Director of Engineering, U. S. Army Aviation and Troop Command from March 1992 to October 1997. From October 1997 until September 2002, he was assigned as the Director of Aviation Engineering, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, responsible for providing aviation engineering expertise and airworthiness support during all phases of the aviation life cycle.
From September 2002 until he passed away in January 2006, he served as the Associate Director for Aviation Technology serving as the Aviation Technology consultant and expert advisor to the Executive Director, Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center. Mr. Baskett managed the Aviation Technology Base Program including exploratory development and non-systems advanced development.