Brandon Pender

Associate Director for Materials & Manufacturing

US Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center

Mr. Brandon N. Pender is the Associate Director for Materials Sciences at the Army’s Ground Vehicle Systems Center. He is an Army veteran commissioned in 2005 as an Infantry Officer, and has completed six deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom as both a Soldier and Department of the Army Civilian.  He holds a bachelor degree from Lake Superior State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.  His passion is transitioning technology from industry to the Soldier, especially big metal additive, which provides US Warfighters with increased military power and readiness.

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