Colonel Robert Spivey retired from the United States Air Force after twenty-eight years of distinguished service, during which he served in key operational and managerial positions. Following an additional twenty-five years with L3 Technologies, he retired as the Vice President of C3 and Special Systems. Between 1963 and his 1991 retirement from the military, Spivey served as the first Commander of the 10th Military Airlift Squadron, the J3S at the United States Special Operations Command, and the Deputy Director of the SOCOM Joint Studies and Analysis Group. His joint service responsibility and primary focus was on low intensity conflict, counter-terrorism, combat search and rescue, and infiltration/exfiltration of special operations forces in denied territory. Spivey earned the Military Senior Parachutist Badge and is a Command Pilot with over 15,000 flying hours in seventeen types and models of aircraft. His military decorations and awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross (2), Bronze Star Medals, Meritorious Service Medals and Air Medals. He was a qualified Jumpmaster with the 82nd Airborne Division and the 18th Airborne Corps. From 1991 until June 2016, Spivey held P&L responsibility for programs valued at over $1.4B, including: • A high priority, urgent need program, directed by then Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, to provide Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms in support of the war on terror and protect US national interests. The program modified 37 Hawker Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprop aircraft, with each aircraft having over 40,000 unique parts needing manufacture and installation. The contract also required an FAA STC for the modification, and an FAA Military Type Certification (MTC) from the FAA MCO. -Four separate aircraft modification sites in four cities were established, parts were built at multiple locations and equipment racks manufactured at five different sites. This highly successful program delivered the first aircraft in 6 months from contract award and was flying combat missions in Afghanistan within 8 months of contract award. All 37-aircraft delivered within 23 months. Project Liberty won the prestigious Aviation Week Laureate Award in 2010 and was twice nominated for the National Aeronautic Association Collier Trophy (2010 and 2011). • The Communications systems used on Air Force One and other Special and Classified projects. Colonel Spivey lives in Tyler, Texas, and works as an Aerospace Consultant in Special Operations, ISR operations and aircraft Management, with an in-depth knowledge in worldwide operations of remotely piloted vehicles. He is COO of ALABCO Corporation and serves on the VERTEX Aerospace Advisory Board.