Dr. Mica R. Endsley is Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. She serves as the chief scientific adviser to the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force, and provides assessments on a wide range of scientific and technical issues affecting the Air Force mission. In this role she identifies and analyzes technical issues and brings them to attention of Air Force leaders, and interacts with other Air Staff principals, operational commanders, combatant commands, acquisition, and science and technology communities to address cross-organizational technical issues and solutions. She also interacts with other services and the Office of the Secretary of Defense on issues affecting the Air Force in-house technical enterprise. She serves on the Steering Committee and Senior Review Group of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, or SAB. She is the principal science and technology representative of the Air Force to the civilian scientific and engineering community and to the public at large.
Dr. Endsley served on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board as panel chair on Defense against remotely piloted vehicles and chaired an S&T review of the Human Effectiveness Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory. She also served as a member of studies on human-system integration, system of systems engineering, and mission management for RPAs. Dr. Endsley's research focuses on the design, development and evaluation of systems to support human situation awareness and decision-making in aviation, air traffic control, space, cyber, military command and control, medical, and power systems operations. She is the author of over 180 scientific articles and reports on situation awareness in individuals and teams, human-automation integration, information dominance, human-system integration, human error and training for situation awareness. She has edited or co-authored 3 books, including Designing for Situation Awareness.