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.