Robert Kull

Senior Analyst

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Mr. Kull is Marstel-Day’s Air Force Program liaison at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC), supporting the Air Force Encroachment Management Program and working closely with the AFCEC’s Planning and Integration Directorate staff. Specifically, he supports the development of Installation Complex Encroachment Management Action Plans; assists in the administration of AFCEC’s Encroachment Management Team; and provides installation assistance, stakeholder identification, GIS support, and Force Structure realignment pre-planning. These services support AFCEC’s Concept of Operations for encroachment and sustainment challenges directed in Air Force Instruction 90-2001.

Prior to joining Marstel-Day, Mr. Kull worked in the private sector as a senior project lead for several of the Navy’s National Environmental Policy Act documents. He received the Chief of Naval Operations Environmental Award in 2010 for his contributions to the Virginia Capes Range Complex and the Navy Cherry Point Range Complex Environmental Impact Statements. Mr. Kull retired from the Air Force after more than 20 years of service. As chief of the Resource Conservation Division at the Air Force’s Center for Environmental Excellence at Brooks Air Force Base in Texas, he oversaw the development of environmental documents, including Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans, Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plans, and the Air Forces’ wetlands inventory. He also served as chief of the Environmental Noise Branch while assigned to Armstrong Medical Research Lab, where he worked with engineers and subject matter experts to develop and enhance noise prediction modeling and conduct aircraft noise measurements. Under his leadership, the team developed numerous studies of human annoyance, sleep disturbance, noise effects on wildlife, and sonic boom effects models and tools.

Mr. Kull also created Noise Camp, a program in which participants from all military services learned about the latest noise technologies and guided future development requirements. In addition, his previous positions included Air Force representative to the Federal Interagency Committee on Aircraft Noise; panel member for the Conservation Pillar of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program; and team chair for Noise and Animals, International Committee on the Biological Effects of Noise. As a member of the Bird/Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) Team, he provided staff assistance to Air Force installations, as well as the Navy, Army, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Federal Aviation Administration, and he developed early versions of the Bird Avoidance Model.

Mr. Kull has a BA in biology from the University of the Pacific. He received his MS in biology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he studied shorebird behavior. He has studied the effects of noise on animals, and he has written articles on environmental soundscapes, a relatively new topic area in the field. He is also a trained facilitator.