Mr. Richard Hoffman
Rich Hoffman is an Army Information Technology (IT) defense contractor with Chugach Government Solutions. He is a Senior Systems Engineer Analyst working in the US Army Materiel Command Headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama helping to shape the future directions of systems, networks, and application hosting arrangements used within the Army.
With a B.A. degree from Wright State University in Organizational Communication and an extensive career in leadership positions in numerous business sectors, he has a solid background in numerous disciplines including IT, Training & Development, Organizational Development, and many others.
For nearly six decades, since his eighth-grade science class and timed with the Patrolman Lonnie Zamora sighting in Socorro, New Mexico on 24 April 1964, Rich has been pursuing his primary interest in investigating, researching, and lecturing about UFOs.
Rich grew up in Dayton, Ohio and started his investigations into UFOs in 1964, and was connected with Project Blue Book, Dr. J. Allen Hynek, and other thought leaders within the UFO field. In late 1969, he joined the Midwest UFO Network, later known as MUFON. He was also the Director of Investigations for the Ohio UFO Investigators League. Over his many decades with MUFON, he served as State Section Director, State Director, Star Team Manager, Deputy Director for Investigations, and then Director, Strategic Projects. He remains a Benefactor and Lifetime Member of MUFON
In June 2017, Rich left his position in MUFON to start a scientific organization known as the Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies (SCU). Currently, he is an Executive Board Officer with them. SCU is composed of 150+ scientists, engineers, former military, academia, and business professionals who work to solve the phenomena using scientific methodologies and leverage current technologies to investigate them. It is a Think Tank that focuses on cases that have strong supporting evidence and requires dedicated scientific study.
He is also a member of a team of scientists and engineers working in UFOData, a project within CUFOS, and a member of the UAPx effort to do instrumented studies along the Pacific coastline and other hotspot areas. These efforts seek to utilize technologies such as radar, multi-spectral cameras, electromagnetic detectors, and other technologies in order to study the UAP.