Kratos shuffles exec positions

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has named retired Vice Adm. Gerald Beaman president of its recently established Unmanned Combat Aerial Systems Divison.

The Navy veteran will also oversee major strategic programs for Kratos, the company said.

“With our newly formed UCAS Division, we will now also have a separate Advanced Drones & Target Systems (ADTS) Division, led by Wayne Armstrong,” said Eric DeMarco, Kratos president and CEO. “This reorganization will allow Wayne and this business to completely focus on our critically important aerial target customers, the United States Air Force, Army and Navy as well as our growing international user base.”

DeMarco also said that the company has tapped Tom Mills, previous president of Kratos’ Gichner business, to be president of the company’s Modular Systems Division.

Before joining Kratos, Beaman was commander of the United States Third Fleet. He has also served as a special agent with the FBI, Kratos said.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Marquette University, and a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.

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