Government Advisory Board
Lt. Gen. John H. Campbell
Lt. Gen. (USAF, Ret) John H. Campbell serves as Chairman of Iridium’s Government Advisory Board, and was formerly the executive vice president, government programs at Iridium. Previously, General Campbell served as principal, defense and intelligence at Applied Research Associates (ARA). In 2006, he retired from a 32-year career in the U.S. Air Force where he served in a variety of operational and staff assignments worldwide, including vice director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the first commander of the Joint Task Force - Computer Network Defense. General Campbell is the recipient of numerous military and intelligence community awards, including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Air Medal. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master of business administration from the University of Kentucky.
Douglas M. Fraser
General Douglas M. Fraser, U.S. Air Force (retired), brings over thirty-seven years of leadership and military operational experience to Iridium. Recently retired, his last military position was as the Commander of the U.S. Southern Command, responsible for U.S. military operations in the 45 states and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean. During his career, he commanded operational Air Force flying units, from the squadron to the numbered air force level, and joint units, including a sub-unified command and a NORAD air defense region. In addition, General Fraser commanded the Space Warfare Center and served as the USAF Space Command director of operations for two and half years. He has flown over 3,300 hours in the F-15 and F-16 and his awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal and the Legion of Merit. General Fraser holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the US Air Force Academy and a master’s degree in political science from Auburn University.
Alvin B. Krongard
Alvin B. Krongard also serves as a member of the Iridium board of directors, and previously was a member of the board of directors of Iridium Holdings from 2006 to September 2009. Krongard previously held the positions of chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors of Alex. Brown Incorporated (Alex. Brown), an investment banking firm; vice chairman of the board of directors of Bankers Trust Company N.A.; and other financial industry posts. He served as counselor to the director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and was a member of the board of directors of PHH Corporation. He currently serves on the board of directors of Under Armour, Inc., and as vice chairman of The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation. Krongard received a bachelor's degree with honors from Princeton University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.
Lance W. Lord
Gen. (USAF, Ret) Lance W. Lord is the chairman and chief executive officer of L2 Aerospace. Prior to this, Lord served as chief executive officer of Astrotech Space Operations where he led the execution of expanding core services from spacecraft processing support to a comprehensive line of end-to-end mission assurance services. Lord served 37 years in the U.S. military, most recently as the commander, U.S. Air Force Space Command. In this position, he oversaw a global network of satellite command-and-control, communications, missile warning and launch facilities to ensure the combat readiness of the U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile force. In his career, he also led more than 39,000 personnel who provided combat capabilities for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Strategic Command. Lord holds a bachelor's degree in education from Otterbein College and a master's degree in industrial management from the University of North Dakota. He was a distinguished graduate of the Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
Arthur L. Money
The Honorable Arthur (Art) L. Money served as the assistant secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (ASD C3I), a U.S. Senate-confirmed position. Prior to that, Money served as the senior civilian official, Office of the ASD C3I; the U.S. Department of Defense chief information officer; assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force for Research, Development and Acquisition; chief information officer of the U.S. Air Force; president of ESL Inc., a subsidiary of TRW, prior to its consolidation with TRW's Avionics and Surveillance Group; and vice president and deputy general manager for the TRW Avionics and Surveillance Group. Money holds a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Santa Clara, and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from San Jose State University. He has also completed advanced programs at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.
Eric T. Olson
Admiral Eric Olson, U.S. Navy (Retired), also serves on Iridium’s Board of Directors. He brings nearly forty years of broad leadership, management and military operations experience to Iridium. Most recently, he was the commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, responsible for the readiness of joint special operations missions worldwide. Previously, Admiral Olson led operational units within every component of the Naval Special Warfare community and served in senior positions within USSOCOM and the U.S. Navy staff. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1973 and qualified as a Naval Special Warfare officer ("Navy SEAL") in 1974. He earned a Master of Arts degree in national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, and has been awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal and the Silver Star.
Lt. Gen. (USA, Ret) Carroll Pollett is the senior vice president and chief growth officer for L-3 National Security Solutions group. With 37 years of service in the U.S. Army, Pollett’s distinguished career has included a variety of key leadership roles, culminating in his dual appointment as director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and as Commander, Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations. Previously, he was the Chief of Staff for U.S. Strategic Command and Commander 9th Signal Command, NETCOM. Pollett is a former member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, where he co-chaired White House strategic planning and execution efforts for mobile communications modernization. He holds a Master of Science degree in national resources strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and a Master of Science degree in business administration from Central Michigan University.
Jeffrey A. Sorenson
Lt. Gen. (USA, Ret) Jeffrey A. Sorenson is a partner at A.T. Kearney, and President of the Public Sector and Defense Services entity in North America. Prior to joining A.T. Kearney, Sorenson served as the Department of the Army Staff's Chief Information Officer/G-6. Previous roles include Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) and more than 20 years of acquisition experience as a certified U.S. Army Material Acquisition Manager. Sorenson is a member of the National Security Agency Advisory Board on Information Assurance and has been recognized with numerous awards and decorations, including being selected as a 2010 Top 100 Federal Award winner by Federal Computer Week, Army's Project Manager of the Year in 1998, the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Army Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters. In addition to a bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy, Sorenson earned a master of business administration from Northwestern University, majoring in finance, accounting and decision sciences.