AeroVironment welcomes Admiral Philip S. Davidson to board of directors

Leading manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems and unmanned aerial vehicles, used for surveillance and reconnaissance, AeroVironment Inc. has recently welcomed Admiral Philip S. Davidson to its Board of Directors, following his appointment as a Class II Director at a meeting of AeroVironment’s Board.

The addition of Admiral Davidson brings the Board’s current composition to seven individuals, six of whom (including Davidson) are independent.

Wahid Nawabi, AeroVironment’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, commented: “As a highly accomplished leader with responsibility for hundreds of thousands of uniformed men and women across the globe, Admiral Davidson’s knowledge of battlefield operations, talent management, U.S. DoD procurement processes, and the deployment of new defense capabilities will bring a fresh perspective to our Board and organisation. As a uniquely qualified military veteran with extensive knowledge of the Pacific theatre, his guidance will be critical in ensuring we continue to meet the needs of our nation and allies around the world. We look forward to the unparalleled strategic counsel and vision he will bring to the company.”

Admiral Davidson added: “I am pleased and honoured to be joining the extraordinary professionals at AeroVironment. Their talents are evident in products operating on the ground, in the air and in space, and I look forward to helping them in achieving their mission.”

Admiral Davidson retired from the U.S. Navy in 2021, following a highly distinguished military career which spanned nearly 39 years of service and culminated in his appointment as a four-star Admiral and 25th Commander of United States Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM). INDOPACOM is the United States’ oldest and largest military combatant command, based in Hawaii, encompassing more than 100 million square miles or about 52 percent of the Earth’s surface. Admiral Davidson now runs Davidson Strategies LLC, a management, technical and strategic advisory firm.

Admiral Davidson is a 1982 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a 1992 distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval War College. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies. He is currently on the boards of Par Pacific Holdings and the Centre for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, among other private sector organisations. The Admiral’s decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat “V,” and a Superior Honor Award from the U.S. Department of State.

About AeroVironment

AeroVironment is a global leader in intelligent multi-domain robotic systems, uncrewed aircraft and ground systems, sensors, software analytics and connectivity. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, AeroVironment delivers actionable intelligence so their customers can proceed with certainty.

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