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Lt. Gen. John H. Campbell

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Lt. Gen. John H. Campbell, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), has served as executive vice president government programs of Iridium Satellite since November 2006. Prior to that, from 2004 to November 2006, he served as principal, defense and intelligence, for Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA). Gen. Campbell joined ARA after retiring from the U.S. Air Force after a 32-year career. In the U.S. Air Force, Gen. Campbell served in a variety of operational and staff assignments around the world. From 1998 to 2000, he was vice director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and as the first commander of the Joint Task Force--Computer Network Defense. From 1997 to 1998, he served on the Joint Staff of the Pentagon as deputy director for Operations. Between 1971 and 1997, Gen. Campbell served around the world in a variety of operational assignments as an F-15 and F-16 fighter pilot and Wing Commander. Gen. Campbell is the recipient of numerous military and intelligence community awards, including the U.S. Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Air Medal, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency Award, the National Reconnaissance Distinguished Medal, and the National Security Agency Award. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in computer science and a Masters of Business Administration.

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