Dayton, July 16, 2020: Wright Brothers Institute’s Board of Trustees announced today that Wendell Banks has been selected as the new Executive Director. Mr. Banks had been serving as Interim Director since early February after the unexpected passing of then-Director Dr. David Walker.


Mr. Banks, a for...
16.07.20 09:08 PM - Comment(s)

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Dayton, February 10, 2020:  Wright Brothers Institute (WBI) has named Wendell Banks, a former Senior Executive with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), as Interim Director, effective immediately.

Mr. Banks’ career spanned nearly 40 years in Air Force and Air Force-related positions, culmin...

10.02.20 05:07 PM - Comment(s)
Wright Brothers Institute (WBI) is saddened to announce the unexpected passing of Executive Director Dr. David Walker on January 8, 2020 in Dayton, Ohio. 


Dr. Walker’s tenure with Wright Brothers Institute began in June of 2019. His reputation for Air Force innovation was widely known in defense...
09.01.20 08:17 PM - Comment(s)

The integration of the School of Aerospace Medicine, the Human Integration Division and the Airman Systems Technical Directorate into the 711th Human Performance Wing has been underway for several years. WBI was heavily involved with assisting Gen Koeniger, 711th HPW/CC with strategic planning and o...

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