Unmanned Aerial System’s (UAS) availability, affordability, and technology has surged. As unfriendly individuals, groups, and countries gain access to this technology, the need to develop useful countermeasure systems that are versatile, scalable, and available today, continues to rise. This course helps attendees carefully consider potential roadblocks to procuring effective solutions in a timely manner.
UAS Strategic Business Development Manager
Creighton Holt serves as the ADS UAS Strategic Business Development Manager, assisting Naval Air Systems Command, United States Special Operations Command, industry-leading UAS and CUAS manufacturers, and ADS teammates in the requirements, procurement, and sustainment of UAS and CUAS. Creighton began his employment at ADS in 2011 after retirement as a Commander in the United States Navy. During a 20 year career, Creighton flew H-3 helicopters, F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornets- including flying the first combat missions of the war on terrorism into Afghanistan in 2001 from the deck of the USS CARL VINSON. He also served as a squadron Maintenance Officer and Operations Officer and a flight instructor. Creighton selected as an Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer while serving as the Chief of Air Requirements at United States Special Operations Command- working airborne ISR and tactical lift requirements and acquisitions for national and theater special operations forces. He also served as the USN’s Joint Strike Fighter Sustainment and Logistics Requirements Officer. Creighton is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, the USAF’s Air Command and Staff College, and the Joint Forces Staff College.