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Unmanned Aircraft Systems West

– DoD – Government – Industry-

February 13-14, 2020 San Diego

Industry Keynote

Erik Grant, Engineering Fellow, Business Area Chief Engineer, Defense and Civil Solutions, Intelligence, Information & Services, Raytheon 

DoD Keynote










CDR Loren Jacobi, USN, Commanding Officer, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23, “Wildcards” (HSC-23)

CDR Chad Thompson, USCG, Chief, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Division, USCG (CG-7114)

Colonel Scott Anderson, USA, Project Manager Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Program Executive Office for Aviation, Redstone Arsenal

Lt Col John X, USAF, Air Expeditionary WingDirector of Staff, 432d Wing, Creech Air Force Base


Rick Lober, Vice President and General Manager, Hughes Defense & Intelligence Systems


Captain (USN-ret) George Galdorisi, Dir., Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific)


Michael Lyons, Global Hawk Customer Engagement and Business Development
Global Hawk Program, Autonomous Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation


Mark Cole, Director, ISR & UAS Requirements, Lockheed Martin Skunks Works

Darrin Husmann, Science,Technology & Innovation Division, US Southern Command

Dr. N. Andrew Browning, Program Director of Autonomy, AeroVironment 





Mark Dombroff, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

Dr. Adam MacDonald Senior Business Development Account Executive, Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems, Inc.

Stephen P. Luxion, Col (Ret) “LUX”, Executive Director, ASSURE FAA Center of Excellence for UAS

Michael O’Shea, FAA Aviation Safety, PM Public UAS Safety & Integration  (AUS-400), UAS Integration Office

Dr. Parimal Kopardekar, Director, NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI)

Senior Representative, USAF, Company Commander, 163d Operations Group, March Air Force Base

LtCol Noah “Spool” Spataro, USMC, Commanding Officer, Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 and Capt Warren “JuCo” Choi, USMC, UAS Operational Test Director, VMX-1





Col (USA-ret) Courtney Cote, Dir., Naval Programs and UAS, Science and Engineering Services (SES)


Mr. Robert Mar and Mr. Reed Robinson, Autonomy Research Arena,
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWC)

David Sharpin, CEO Auterion Government Solutions, Inc

Garrett Smith, CEO


Ted Lindsley, CEO, SqwaQ

Captain (USN-ret) Ted Venable, CNT/UAS Program  Manager at Commander, U.S. Fourth Fleet Counter Illicit Trafficking PM (COMUSNAVSO/C4F)

Paul Leonard, Assistant Federal Security Director, San Diego Intl Airport, Transportation Security Administration (TSA)


Timothy Bleakley, Engineering Supervisor, UAS Civil Airspace Integration, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. Inc 

Capt Megan Vanhorn, AQ Ventures Contract Strategy Lead, SAF-AQ, AQ DEL