DRS Technologies Names Vice Admiral Phillip M. Balisle, USN (Retired) as Senior Vice President, Maritime Strategic Plans and Programs.
In this new position, Admiral Balisle will oversee all aspects of strategic planning for DRS's maritime programs associated with the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and homeland defense. He will ensure that the company's maritime programs and technologies are supported by and aligned with the plans of the Naval services.
"It is with great pleasure that we welcome Admiral Balisle to our Washington office," said Mike Bowman, executive vice president, DRS's Washington Operations. "His management expertise and extensive Naval experience will add tremendous depth to our team. Admiral Balisle has been a visionary and leader in the development of numerous transformational initiatives for the U.S. Navy. His knowledge of Naval operations, coupled with his outstanding Naval career, provides exceptional credentials for this new position in Washington."
Admiral Balisle has had a distinguished 36-year career with the U.S. Navy, during which he commanded a cruiser-destroyer group and a carrier battle group. His final assignment before retiring from the Navy was as Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, heading a team of 46,000 men and women nationwide.
Admiral Balisle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical science from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Science degree in management, graduating with distinction from the Naval Postgraduate School.
DRS Technologies, headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, provides leading edge products and services to defense, government intelligence and commercial customers. Focused on defense technology, DRS develops and manufactures a broad range of mission critical systems. The company employs 6,000 people worldwide.
For more information about DRS Technologies, please visit the company's web site at www.drs.com.