Dr. Jason Jouet

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
Director of Munitions Technologies
2022 Insensitive Munitions & Energetic Materials (IMEM) Technology Symposium : Keynote: National Energetic Plan

Dr. Jason Jouet is responsible for the strategy, oversight, and supervision of the Department’s munitions-relevant science and technology (S&T) investments.  Munitions S&T comprises activities to improve or enhance kinetic weapon lethality, propulsion, target detection, fuzing, guidance, navigation and control, manufacturing, and advanced material development. Dr. Jouet also directs the OSD Joint DoD/DOE Munitions Program and the Joint Enhanced Munitions Technology Program with a total cumulative budget of $64M, maturing cross-cutting, enabling technologies that are beyond Service risk tolerance, to increase lethality, performance, and readiness for Warfighters’ weapons systems to bolster U.S. technical superiority for decisive and asymmetric advantage.

PAST EXPERIENCE: Prior to this appointment, Dr. Jouet was Deputy Director for Manufacturing Technology within the Manufacturing & Industrial Base Policy office of OUSD (AT&L).  In this role, he directed the OSD Manufacturing Science & Technology Program, focusing on the advancement of cross-cutting manufacturing technology to enable production of technology at cost, quality, and quantity suitable for acquisition.

Prior to coming to OSD, from 2001 to 2016, Dr. Jouet served as the Head, High Energy Materials Branch, Senior Research Scientist, and program manager at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division and was a recipient of the Dr. Dolores M. Etter Award for Top Navy Scientists and Engineers of the Year in 2010.

EDUCATION: Dr. Jouet earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Texas-Austin in 1995 and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Duke University in 2000.