Retired Air Force General Joins the SI’s Strategic Advisory Council
CHANTILLY, Va., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The SI Organization, Inc. (the SI) has added retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General David A. Deptula to its Strategic Advisory Council.
General Deptula retired from active service in 2010, after serving as the first Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance for the U.S. Air Force.
“We are extremely honored to add a leader of General Deptula’s caliber to our team,” said Bill Graham, President and CEO of the SI. “His guidance and mission focus will be invaluable as the SI delivers systems engineering and integration solutions to our customers.”
General Deptula is a world-recognized pioneer in conceptualizing, planning and executing national security operations, from humanitarian relief to major combat operations. He has twice been a Joint Task Force Commander; was the principal attack planner for the Desert Storm air campaign; orchestrated air operations over Iraq in 1998/1999; in 2001 was the first Combined Air Operations Center commander for Afghanistan; and was the Joint Force Air Component Commander for the South Asia tsunami relief effort. As the first USAF Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR, he transformed ISR and remotely piloted aircraft enterprises, setting a standard emulated around the world. He has piloted more than 3,000 hours (400 in combat) to include multiple command assignments in the F-15.
“With more than 35 years of leadership experience protecting our nation, General Deptula will provide a unique perspective to strengthen our business as we grow in new markets,” said Deb Oliver, the SI’s Chief Operating Officer. “He is a perfect fit for our advisory council.”
The other members of the SI’s Strategic Advisory Council are Charles E. Allen, Martin C. Faga, Jeffrey K. Harris, Dr. Paul G. Kaminski, and Kevin J. O’Connor.
The SI is a leading provider of full life cycle, mission-focused systems engineering and integration services to the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and other agencies. Its scalable systems engineering platform for modeling, simulation and analysis helps customers baseline requirements, optimize resources and manage risk, and the company has 40 years of experience successfully delivering complex, system-of-systems technology solutions. The SI employs approximately 2,000 people, with major locations in Chantilly, Va.; Laurel, Md.; and Valley Forge, Pa. For more information, visit www.thesiorg.com.
SOURCE The SI Organization, Inc.