The Defense industry must innovate faster, and with more value per dollar to provide an asymmetric advantage to our ‘edgefighters’ – the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines engaged in every corner of the battlespace.
Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) February 28, 2011
Mav6, LLC today announced the hiring of Lieutenant General David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director effective February 22, 2011. Deptula – an internationally recognized leader in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) – joins Mav6 to lead the expansion of the company’s business operations in Mississippi, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia in connection with a series of recent Department of Defense (DoD) ISR and Electronic Warfare contract awards.
On his decision to join Mav6, General Deptula says, “The Defense industry must innovate faster, and with more value per dollar to provide an asymmetric advantage to our ‘edgefighters’ – the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines engaged in every corner of the battlespace. I look forward to working with Ken Wilson – our Chief Operating Officer and co-Managing Director - and the other members of the Mav6 leadership team to pursue an agenda of innovation by leveraging technology in new and unique ways.”
General Deptula retired from the Air Force (AF) in 2010 after a distinguished 34-year career that culminated in his assignment as the first AF Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR. In that capacity he transformed the AF ISR and remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) enterprises and set a standard emulated by services and nations around the world. He is a pioneer in conceptualizing, planning, and executing national security operations from humanitarian relief to major regional conflict and has taken part in operations, planning, and Joint warfighting at unit, major command, service headquarters, and combatant command levels.
Mav6 – founded by Major General Buford “Buff” Blount, USA (Ret.) and Mr. Adam Jay Harrison in May 2007 – is an agile systems integrator headquartered in Vicksburg, Mississippi that employs open design principles to rapidly develop concept-to-implementation technology solutions for America’s edgefighters.