Polaris Alpha Names Former
U.S. Strategic Command Director
Steve Callicutt to its Advisory Board
Washington, DC, February 7, 2018 — Polaris Alpha today named to its Board of Advisors Kenneth (Steve) Callicutt, former U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Director of Capability and Resource Integration. Mr. Callicutt recently retired after more than 39 years of service as an Air Force officer and member of the Senior Executive Service.
Mr. Callicutt brings to Polaris Alpha a broad range of experience in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, mission planning and management, and weapons system development. During his tenure at USSTRATCOM, Mr. Callicutt was responsible for conducting force management and analysis to include integrating, and advocating future concepts, weapons system development, support for emerging technologies, and command and control architecture. USSTRATCOM is responsible for strategic deterrence, nuclear operations, space operations, joint electromagnetic spectrum operations, global strike, missile defense, and analysis and targeting.
Prior to his time at USSTRATCOM, Mr. Callicutt served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years. Previously he was Senior Technical Director, Air Force Command and Control, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center, Langley AFB, Va.
“Steve has deep expertise in so many of the areas we serve, from ISR and mission planning to command and control and electromagnetic spectrum operations,” said Jay Jesse, President, Polaris Alpha. “We look forward to drawing on his expertise and we are confident he will provide invaluable guidance across all of our business units.”
“Over the past year, I have watched Polaris Alpha become a tremendously influential player in the military and government sectors, and I am thrilled to be joining such a dynamic team,” said Mr. Callicutt. “It is very gratifying to be part of an agile, forward-thinking organization that is helping to change the way business is done in Washington. I can’t wait to get started.”
Mr. Callicutt is a graduate of the University of Memphis, where he earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering. He also attended numerous military schools, including the National War College.
During his time in the Air Force, Mr. Callicutt received many honors and awards, including the Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit, Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, and the 2006 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award.
The Polaris Alpha Advisory Board provides the company’s executive leadership with strategic guidance and advice as it serves its customers in the military and Intelligence Community.
About Polaris Alpha
Polaris Alpha provides advanced technical capabilities, specialized domain expertise, and mission-critical solutions to Department of Defense and Intelligence Community customers. The company has approximately 1,200 employees with major offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Fredericksburg, VA; Annapolis Junction, MD; Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD; and Alexandria, VA as well as customer sites both domestically and internationally.
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