Who We Are


JRAD is a dynamic team of personnel driven by the desire to excel. Our personnel work closely together to resolve challenges and recommend viable solutions to achieve success. Our employees are empowered to effectively and efficiently support our clients and have the resources available to solve the most difficult issues. Our hands-on leadership approach results in exceptional achievements.


C. Daniel Rowe, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer

With over 30 years of experience in science and engineering research and development, Dr. Rowe has extensive experience in individual protection equipment, medical technologies and chemical threat areas. Serving as a Senior Science Advisor for the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) Joint Project Managers (JPMs), Dr. Rowe is a recognized expert in technology transition, science and technology, and strategy development. Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Clemson University, 1981 • USMC Officer 1970-76

Michael J. Diederen

With over 25 years of experience in test and evaluation, Mr. Diederen is an expert in sound experimentation, research, T&E program documentation development, modeling, concept development, and operational and developmental program guidance. Leading strategy and solution development, Mr. Diederen combines his leadership skills with hands-on effectiveness to minimize program risk while maintaining cost, schedule, and performance requirements. B.S. Molecular Genetics, Ohio State University, 1988 • DAU Test and Evaluation (T&E) Level III Equivalent Certification

Terri J. Hague
Chief Operations Officer

With over 15 years of contracting and operational experience as a Department of Defense (DoD) contractor, Mrs. Hague has expertise in contract administration and negotiation as well as application of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) principles. B.A. Business Administration, Averett University, 1998

Carl Eissner
Senior CBRN Technical Advisor

Having over 35 years of experience managing, leading and conducting a variety of analysis efforts supporting the Army and Joint Acquisition Processes including expert knowledge in Chemical and Biological Defense (CBD) and Chemical Demilitarization Test & Evaluation and analysis areas, Mr. Eissner brings a wealth of knowledge to JRAD in all areas. MBA/OR, University of Delaware • B.S. in Business Administration, University of Delaware

Terri Kocher
Technical Director

With over 25 years of technical and leadership experience in Test and Evaluation (T&E) and Chemical Biological Defense Program (CBDP) T&E oversight support, Mrs. Kocher provides an enterprise program integration perspective and analytical expertise. She specializes in characterizing program impacts and developing approaches to address cross-cutting and evolving risks and threats. M.S. Systems Management, Florida Institute of Technology, 1992 • DAU Test and Evaluation (T&E) Level III Certification

Peter N. Christensen
Vice President, Maryland Operations

With over 25 years of experience in Program Management, Mr. Christensen is a Project Management Professional (PMP®) providing leadership and guidance to  quality management, laboratory research and development, and cost analysis and cost benefit personnel and tasks.  B.A. Economics, Swarthmore College, 1990

Diane Phillips
Commercial Acquisition Manager/Materials SME

With over 30 years of experience in DoD clothing and textile design and program management with expertise in operational efficiency, development testing, workforce planning, business development, R&D, contracting, product development, and functional clothing and equipment, Ms. Phillips is building JRAD’s commercial division, along with providing advisory support and assistance to protective clothing and equipment efforts for the Department of Defense.