Director of Systems Engineering Directorate, NRO

Michael L. Orr

In August 2014, Michael Orr was assigned as the Director, System Engineering Directorate.

Mr. Orr became a civilian employee of the NRO in March 2002. Since then he has been assigned a variety of positions ranging from project manager for the development of both ground and satellite systems, the Chief of Staff, Office of the Director, National Reconnaissance Office, and most recently as a Deputy Director for the Electro-Optical System Program Office.

Prior to becoming a NRO civilian employee, Mr. Orr served as an officer in the US Army. Over the course of his 20 year Army career he held positions as a platoon leader,

company commander, and battalion operations officer with duty stations in both the United States and Germany. His final assignment was as an acquisition officer responsible for the development of systems for the national intelligence community.

Mr. Orr received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy, and of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Mr. Orr is originally from Marianna, Florida. Today he resides in Burke, Virginia.