A Defense industry leader with 30 years' experience in uniform who is currently the Sustainment Director for the renowned “Skunk Works” shares his perspective on how DoD and Industry can partner to provide better support for the Warfighter.
11:00 - 11:05 Welcome and Speaker Introduction
11:05-11:55 Presentation by Mr. Kelly
11:55-12:25 Audience Q&A
12:25-12:30 Closing Remarks
Mike Kelly, Sustainment Director ,Advanced Development Programs (Skunk Works®), Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Mike Kelly leads a portfolio of development activities focused on delivering effective and affordable sustainment solutions for current and future systems. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in 2018, Mike held senior sustainment roles with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems and served in the U.S. Navy as an Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer, retiring at the rank of Captain. Mike concluded his uniformed career as the Assistant Chief of Staff/Force Materiel Officer for Commander Naval Air Forces, and commanded Fleet Readiness Center Southwest. Mike is a graduate of Tulane University and the Naval Postgraduate School and is a recipient of the CNO's Captain Virgil Lemmon award for Naval Aviation Maintenance Excellence. Mike was also an Aviation Week Laureate Award nominee in 2011 for his work as leader of Team Tomodachi.
Shawn Harrision, PCO, DAU