Robert Solano - Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
Senior Program Manager, U.S. Army Artificial Intelligence Integration Center (AI2C)
Robert Solano is a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army. He serves as the Senior Program Manager at the Army Artificial Intelligence Integration Center (AI2C) in Pittsburgh, PA. As the Program Manager he manages and directs various research and development projects in areas such as autonomous vehicles, unmanned aircraft, computer vision, and machine learning.
Robert’s previous assignments include Training with Industry Fellow at Palantir Technologies; Executive Officer in U.S. Special Operations Command; and Assistant Program Manager at the Program Executive Office for Simulations, Training, and Instrumentation. Robert is also certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Defense Acquisition Workforce Level III Program Manager.
He is a Senior Army Aviator and former UH-60 Blackhawk Maintenance Test Pilot. He served in the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade in Hawaii and 21st Air Cavalry Brigade at Fort Hood, TX. He also served multiple combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and his awards include the Bronze Star.
His education includes a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Masters Certificate in Aviation Doctoral Studies (non-dissertation) from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Institute.
Robert was born in the Bronx and raised in Spring Valley, NY. He graduated Albertus Magnus High School in 2000. He currently lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Zaira Solano, and their ten-month-old daughter, Sky
In his free time, Robert enjoys mentoring students, travelling around the world, and writing. He is the author of multiple Amazon best-selling books.
The Artificial Intelligence Integration Center allows the Army to better connect with the broader artificial intelligence community and focus their efforts in this dynamic field. As part of Army Futures Command, AI2C engages universities, companies, program offices, and partner agencies from across the nation to accelerate the Army’s adoption of artificial intelligence technology.