Dr. Drum

Dr. Darren Crum

Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
Advanced Packaging Lead
State of The Art (SOTA) Heterogeneous Integrated Packaging (SHIP) Awareness Day

Dr. Crum began his career with the Department of the Navy (DoN) at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division.  Early in his career he managed three microelectronics focused engineering branches, including the Component Engineering Branch, the Obsolescence Management Branch, and the Electronics Design Branch. 


In 2006, Dr. Crum became the Naval Sea Systems (NAVSEA) Command Anti-Tamper Technical Warrant Holder, and then in 2009 he became the DoN Anti-Tamper Technology Coordinator.  In this role, he focused on identifying technical gaps and leading the development of new technologies to protect microelectronics.


In 2021, Dr. Crum became the Microelectronics Advanced Packaging & Test Lead and the Technical Lead of the SOTA Heterogeneous Integrated Packaging (SHIP) program for OUSD(R&E) – Modernization Microelectronics.  In this role, he is responsible for executing technology development efforts to support the DoD Microelectronics Roadmap.


Dr. Crum has a BSEE (1990) from the University of Kentucky, a MA (2000) in Public Administration from Indiana University, and a doctorate (2006) in Organization & Management from Capella University.