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Russell Gingras appointed APL's new chief of staff

Russell E. Gingras of Columbia has been named chief of staff at the Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory in North Laurel. He is chief adviser to the laboratory's director, Richard T. Roca.


Gingras joined APL in 1969, after earning a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois. He spent 13 years analyzing the effectiveness of electronic countermeasures against military systems.

In 1982, he became a supervisor in the Naval Warfare Analysis Department, conducting studies of advanced system concepts for the Navy. Gingras became head of APL's Joint Warfare Analysis Department in 1997, serving until December.


He was instrumental in increasing the capability and profile of the Warfare Analysis Laboratory, a high-technology, interactive war-gaming facility in which military and civilian leaders analyze system concepts and advanced technologies in simulated battles, homeland attacks and other scenarios.

Ronald Luman named APL warfare analysis chief

Ronald R. Luman has been appointed head of the Joint Warfare Analysis Department at the Applied Physics Laboratory.

Before joining the department in 2000, the Columbia resident worked in the laboratory's Strategic Systems Department for 21 years, serving as group supervisor and program area manager.

He served on field assignment as strategic missile systems technical adviser to commander of the submarine force of the Pacific fleet in Hawaii for two years, and as chief analyst for the Joint Countermine Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration for four years with the Office of Naval Research in Arlington, Va.

Luman joined APL in 1978, after earning a master's degree in applied mathematics from Michigan State University. While at APL, he earned a master's degree in engineering management from the Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate in systems engineering from George Washington University.