McGinn to Advise on Technologies to Improve USAF Capabilities
DULLES, Va.Sep. 30, 2015--
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, announced today that Darcy McGinn has been selected to
serve on the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). McGinn s
service will begin in late fall of 2015. McGinn is the Chief Technology
Officer of the Defense Electronic Systems division of Orbital ATK s
Defense Systems Group.
Darcy McGinn of Orbital ATK has been selected for the USAF Scientific Advisory Board. (Photo: Business Wire)
I am honored to be part of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory
Board, said McGinn. I appreciate the opportunity to serve the Air
Force and I m excited to contribute to the SAB mission.
Darcy is very deserving of this honor and exemplifies everything that
this service stands for, said Mike Kahn, President, Defense Systems
Group. Darcy s work focuses on innovative and advanced solutions to
protect the warfighter and we look forward to Darcy s contributions to
further the SAB and U.S. Air Force mission.
The SAB was established in 1944 and conducts several major studies each
year on topics deemed critical by the Secretary of the Air Force. It
also recommends applications of technologies to improve Air Force
capabilities and conducts annual in-depth reviews of science and
technology programs in the Air Force Research Laboratory.
The SAB members are appointed by the Secretary of Defense and are drawn
from among the nation s leading experts in science, technology,
engineering, and technical program leadership across industry, FFRDCs,
national laboratories, and academia. Those from industry are typically
at technical executive levels, and those from other organizations come
with comparable levels of technical leadership, expertise, experience,
and vision. The Board s members must be able to contribute not only in a
single area of expertise, but also on matters spanning across the entire
Air Force mission. SAB members are accorded the Department of Defense
protocol equivalent of O-9 (three-star general) status while they are
serving on Board functions.
Orbital ATK s Defense Systems Group is an industry leader in providing
innovative and affordable precision and strike weapons, advanced
propulsion and hypersonics, missile components across air-, sea-
and land-based systems, ammunition and related energetic products.
About Orbital ATK
Orbital ATK is a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies.
The company designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation
systems for customers around the world, both as a prime contractor and
merchant supplier. Its main products include launch vehicles and related
propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense
electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition;
satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced
aerospace structures. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Orbital ATK
employs more than 12,000 people in 18 states across the U.S. and in
several international locations. For more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.
Source: Orbital ATK
Bryan Kidder, 410-864-4932
Systems Group Communications
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