Jimmy Horne was recently selected as chief of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory’s Research and Engineering Division.
Horne has extensive knowledge of CRREL mission areas including weather and its effects on operations, geospatial intelligence and naval military operations, as well as an exceptional record of managing an occupationally diverse workforce.
Most recently, he served as the chief of CRREL’s Research and Engineering Division’s Terrestrial and Cryospheric Sciences Branch, managing a diverse research portfolio to gain the understanding and ability to model processes that govern atmosphere-ocean-ice and atmosphere-snow-land system interactions.
He earned a bachelor’s in mathematics from Louisiana State University, a master’s in physical oceanography and meteorology from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a master’s in physics from the University of Southern Mississippi. Horne is a member of the Oceanography Society, American Meteorological Society and Military Officer’s Association of America.
“He capitalizes on his military and civilian experience to lead an ERDC venture team with the expressed mission to expose and develop emerging business areas related to Arctic research,” said CRREL’s former director Dr. Robert “Bert” Davis.