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DRS Technologies Names Vice Admiral Phillip M. Balisle, USN (Retired) as Senior Vice President, Maritime Strategic Plans and Programs.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- DRS Technologies DRS Technologies, Inc. (commonly known as DRS; formerly known as Diagnostic/Retrieval Systems, Inc.) is a supplier of defense electronic products and systems to the United States Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, aerospace and defense prime , Inc. (NYSE NYSE

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) announced today that Vice Admiral Phillip M. Balisle, USN (Ret.) has joined the company's Washington Operations in Arlington, Virginia, 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 The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is the largest of the U.S. Navy's five "systems commands," or materiel organizations. NAVSEA consists of four shipyards, eight "warfare centers" (two undersea and six surface), four major shipbuilding locations and the NAVSEA headquarters, , heading a team of 46,000 men and women nationwide.

Admiral Balisle earned a Bachelor of Science Noun 1. Bachelor of Science - a bachelor's degree in science

bachelor's degree, baccalaureate - an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies
 degree in physical science from Oklahoma State University Oklahoma State University, at Stillwater; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1890, opened 1891 as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, renamed 1957.  and a Master of Science degree in management, graduating with distinction from the Naval Postgraduate School The Naval Postgraduate School is a graduate school operated by the United States Navy. Located in Monterey, California, it grants primarily master's degrees plus some doctoral degrees to its students, who are mostly active duty officers from U.S. and foreign military services. .

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
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