AFRL promotes pair


Two new senior civilian leadership appointments at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate in Rome were announced by the Air Force. Michael Hayduk was appointed Deputy Director and Bryant Wysocki was appointed as the Air Force Technical Advisor for C4I and Cyber and Associate Director.

• Hayduk joined AFRL in 1991 and has worked as Chief of the Computing and Communications division at the laboratory over the past eight years. He has led activities in discovery, development and integration of computing, networking, and communications technologies for air, space and cyberspace forces.

A Rome native, Hayduk graduated from Rome Catholic High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Clarkson University, a master’s degree from the University of Virginia, and a doctorate from Cornell University, all in the study of Electrical Engineering. He is also a graduate of Air War College and Leadership Mohawk Valley.

Hayduk has been awarded the Air Force Civilian Achievement award and has received numerous Special Act and Scientific Achievement awards.

• Wysocki has served as researcher and Chief Engineer at the Information Directorate where he was responsible for development and implementation of tailored engineering policies, processes, and technical workforce development. He served the directorate as the primary authority on systems engineering, science and technology program management, and provided technical oversight on a variety of directorate programs.

Wysocki received two bachelor’s degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Computer Engineering from West Virginia University. He received his Master of Science in Engineering Physics from the Air Force Institute of Technology, a Measurement and Signature Intelligence Graduate Certification from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and his doctorate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Cornell University.

A retired Air Force officer, some of Wysocki’s honors include the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal and Air Force Commendation Medals among several other awards.

He has also received the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Star Team Award, MVEEC Engineer of the year Award, and other Air Force, Scientific Achievement, Academic Research Excellence, and Leadership Awards.

The new lab leadership will contribute to oversight of a workforce of nearly 1,200 including military and civilian employees plus on-site contractors, as well as executing an annual budget of over $1.6 billion, the announcement said. This includes $234 million in core funding plus an additional $1.4 billion in externally funded research and development based on fiscal year 2018 figures.


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