711th HPW Crest The 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW) is a unique combination the Airman Systems Directorate (RH) and the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM). The synergies of combining the ideas, resources and technologies of these units position the 711 HPW as a world leader in the study and advancement of human performance.


Who We ARe

The 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW), headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, is the first human-centric warfare wing to consolidate human performance research, education and consultation under a single organization. Established under the Air Force Research Laboratory, the 711 HPW  delivers unparalleled capability to the Air Force through a combination of world class infrastructure and expertise of its diverse workforce of military, civilian and contractor personnel encompassing 75 occupational specialties including science and engineering, occupational health and safety, medical professions, technicians, educators, and business operations and support.

711th Human Performance Wing
Business Operations/Communications
2610 Seventh Street, Bldg. 441
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433

What We Do

The 711 HPW accomplishes its mission through distinct but complementary mission units and an integrated staff located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH. In addition, the Wing includes about a dozen smaller operating locations within the United States and internationally.

AIRMAN SYSTEMS DIRECTORATE – RH provides science and leading-edge technology to define Airman capabilities, vulnerabilities, and effectiveness; train warfighters; integrate operators and weapon systems; protect Air Force personnel; and sustain aerospace operations. The Directorate is the heart of Airman-centered science and technology for the Air Force. RH has variety of positions that operate programs and focuses on five Core Technical Competencies: Training, Adaptive Warfighter Interfaces, Bioeffects, Bioengineering, and Aerospace and Operational Medicine.

USAF SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE – USAFSAM is the premier institute for research, education, and worldwide operational consultation in Aerospace Medicine. USAFSAM has guided the advancement of aerospace medicine and human performance from the beginnings of aviation through the onset of the space age and into the present, and is the oldest continually operating institution of its kind. It is also host to the largest aeromedical library in the world.  

About 711th HPW

Brig. Gen. Jeannine Ryder, 711th HPW Commander   Darrell Phillipson, 711th Vice Director
Brig. Gen. Jeannine Ryder
  Mr. Darrell

Vice Director
Mr. Michael Newman, 711th Director of Staff   Dr. Rajesh Naik, Chief Scientist
Mr. Michael

Director of Staff
  Dr. Rajesh Naik
Chief Scientist
Be a world leader for human performance. 

Advance human performance in air, space, and cyberspace through research, education, and consultation. The Wing supports the most critical Air Force resource – the Airman of our operational military forces. The Wing’s primary focus areas are aerospace medicine and Human Effectiveness Science and Technology.  In conjunction with the Naval Medical Research Unit – Dayton and surrounding universities and medical institutions, the 711th HPW functions as a Joint Department of Defense Center of Excellence for human performance sustainment, readiness and optimization.