Iridium Satellite is pleased to announce that Admiral Dennis Blair
, U.S. Navy (Retired) has joined its Board of Directors.
Admiral Blair recently served as the president of the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), a federally funded research and development center providing scientific and technical research and analytical support to the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal departments and agencies. Prior to that, he was the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Command from February 1999 to May 2002. As the senior U.S. military commander in the Pacific and Indian Ocean areas, he led the largest of the unified commands and directed Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force operations from India to the West Coast of the U.S.