Leadership Bio

Grant Begley

Independent Director

Grant has served as a member of the Board since June 2016.  Since July 2011, he has served as President of Concepts to Capabilities Consulting LLC, which advises global executive clients on competitive positioning and performance in aerospace. From August 2010 to September 2011, Grant was Corporate Senior Vice President for Alion Science and Technology. Prior to Alion, he served as Pentagon Senior Advisor to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, for Unmanned Systems, advising on critical issues and leading development of DoD’s 2011 Unmanned Systems Roadmap. Grant’s career includes defense industry leadership positions for the development of advanced capabilities with Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, where he initiated and led cross-corporation unmanned systems and robotics successes.

Grant served in the United States Navy for 26 years, where his duties included operational assignments flying fighter aircraft, designated Top Gun, followed by acquisition assignments for the development and management of next generation manned and unmanned aircraft systems, weapon systems and joint executive acquisition assignments.

Grant holds Masters’ degrees in Aerospace and Aeronautic Engineering from the Naval Post-Graduate School and a Bachelor’s degree in General Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy. From March 2011 to December 2021, he served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (“AUVSI”). AUVSI is the global leader for enhancing the advancement of uncrewed, robotic and autonomous systems, for the benefit of humanity, the environment and economy.


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