Grant A. Begley

UAS Global Strategy & Competitive Positioning


Grant Begley is an Aerospace - manned, unmanned systems and robotics - Leader, Manager and Consultant enabling next generation capabilities.  He is an accomplished initiator, developer, implementer and advisor of strategic planning, business development, resource obtainment, program management and technology insertion.  

Grant, with active security clearances, facilitates compelling capabilities, future products and successes contributing to defense, national security and commercial applications for the federal government, Department of Defense, state governments, defense industry and the global private sector. 

As an independent consultant to the defense solutions and services industry, Grant advises global executive clients on competitive positioning and performance. He is a Certified Acquisition Executive with sustained success in the resolution of complex challenges, leading to dramatic improvement in enterprise performance.

Grant is a public speaker, author and expert panel moderator and participant addressing the underway global unmanned systems and robotics revolution.  Grant serves on the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Unmanned Systems (US) 2014 Executive Planning Committee and will serve during AUVSI US 2014 as moderator for the Department of Defense Unmanned Aircraft Systems Leadership Panel, and the Visionary Technologies and Future Unmanned Aircraft Systems Panel.    

Grant contributed to development of  the"Roadmap for US Robotics 2013", a White House initiative, as team leader, and was keynote speaker for the Mid-America Defense Conference 2012, Unmanned Systems - The Next 10-years.  Grant served as Pentagon Senior Advisor to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.  Grant also served as an executive member on senior service and national advisory boards to include the Chief of Naval Operations – Naval Strategies Studies Group – The Unmanned Imperative, the Naval Research Advisor Committee for Unmanned Systems, and the National Hypersonic Committee.

Grant is Professional Certified by the Department of Defense Acquisition Community: Executive Program Management; Program Management; Classified Program Management; Systems Planning for Research and Development. He is also certified by the University of Virginia Darden Business School in Executive Program Management and certified by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Executive Technical Management. Grant earned master’s degrees in Aerospace and Aeronautic Engineering from the Naval Post-Graduate School and a bachelor’s degree in General Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.