Jeffrey L. Langhout | Director
U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s (CCDC) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC).

Mr. Jeffrey Langhout serves as the Director for the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s (CCDC) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC). He leads a workforce of over 1,800 engineers, scientists, researches and support staff in delivering advanced technologies as required by the Army’s strategic priorities and support to its Cross Functional Teams. Mr. Langhout also provides life cycle engineering solutions to the Army’s Ground Combat Systems and Combat Support & Combat Service Support PEOs, the Tank Automotive Life Cycle Management Command, and the broader Department of Defense. In his capacity as the Director, Mr. Langhout ensures the GVSC is Forging the Future by developing world-class engineering talent in the areas of survivability and protection, autonomy and robotics, propulsion and mobility, electronics and power management, fuels and lubricants, and ground system design and optimization. GVSC (formerly the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center {TARDEC}) is the Army’s primary organic engineering talent to develop the Next Generation Family of Combat Vehicles and thus deliver land dominance in the future fight.

Career Chronology:

  • February 2019: Director, CCDC GVSC
  • October 2018 – February 2019: Director, Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)
  • November 2017 – October 2018: Director, Systems Simulation Software and Integration (S3I) Directorate, Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC)
  • January 2017 – November 2017: Acting Executive Director, AMRDEC
  • October 2016 – January 2017: Director, S3I, AMRDEC
  • April 2013 – October 2016: Director Aviation Engineering,  AMRDEC
  • September 2008 – April 2013: Deputy Project Manager, Cargo Helicopters
  • December 2006 – September 2008: Chief, Technical Management Division, Cargo Helicopters Project Office
  • March 2002 – December 2006: Technical Chief, CH-47F Product Management Office
  • May 1998 – March 2002: Chief, Business Development Office, Threat Systems Management Office (TSMO)
  • October 1996 – May 1998: Chief, Advanced Concepts Team, TSMO
  • September 1994 – October 1996: Chief, Business Division, TSMO
  • July 1993 – September 1994: Chief, Configuration Management Branch, TSMO
  • April 1986 – July 1993: Project Director/Analyst, Missile and Space Intelligence Center


  • Masters of Science in Engineering, University of Alabama, Huntsville, 1991
  • Major:  Engineering Management; Minors: Accounting/Finance and Operations Research
  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, Auburn University, 1986


  • Level III – Program Management, 1994
  • Level III – Systems Planning, Research, Development & Engineering (SPRDE), 1994
  • Level III – SPRDE, Science and Technology Manager, 2006
  • Level II – SPRDE, Program Systems Engineer, 2007

Awards and Honors:

  • AUSA Civilian of the Year (finalist), 2011
  • Honorable Order of St Michael, Bronze, 2006
  • Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, 2004

Professional Memberships and Associations:

  • Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
  • Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA)
  • American Helicopter Society

Major Publications:

  • Army AL&T Magazine
  • Vertiflite Magazine
  • AAAA Magazine