Dr. Richard Amos


Dr. Richard Amos, having completed a 25 year career as a civilian manager with the U.S. Army, joined COLSA in January 2008 and assumed the duties of President, of the COLSA Corporation in January of 2009.Prior to departing Civil Service, Dr. Amos was the Deputy to the Commanding General, US Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), Redstone Arsenal, AL. In this position, Dr. Amos was responsible for a budget of over $6 Billion and a workforce of over 10,000 military and civilian employees providing logistics, production, and maintenance support to Army Aviation and Missile units deployed all around the globe.Dr. Amos was promoted into the Senior Executive Service in 2000 and served as the Director of the System Simulation and Development Directorate, Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC). In this position, he was responsible for all modeling and simulation support for Aviation, Missile, and Unmanned Systems.Prior to his selection to the Army Senior Executive Service, Dr. Amos served as the Deputy Director and then Acting Director of the Engineering Directorate, AMRDEC. In this capacity, he was responsible for all functional support in the areas of production, quality, configuration management, test, and reliability for the Army’s Aviation and Missile commodities. He also had managerial responsibility for manufacturing technology, spare parts and sustainment engineering support, and cost reduction initiatives. In 2005, Dr. Amos was recognized by President Bush with the Meritorious Presidential Rank Award for Senior Executives. In 2006, he was selected as the National Engineering Manager of the Year by the American Society of Engineering Management.Dr. Amos holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University, a Masters of Science degree in Engineering Management from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in System Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.