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September 28, 2006
Christopher Buck named director, government programs at General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies
General Dynamics C4 Systems announced it has appointed Christopher (Chris) Buck to the position of Director, Government Programs for the Company's SATCOM Technologies Programs strategic business unit. In this new position, Mr. Buck will be responsible for identifying new products and system requirements for the government and military market and will work across the Company's divisions to provide proposal and program support for strategic government and military opportunities.
Brad Majeres, General Manager of General Dynamics' SATCOM Technologies Programs business, said, "SATCOM Technologies Programs is a leading provider of systems integration services for government and military satellite communications customers worldwide. Chris' combined military and business experience will be instrumental to the success of our business thrust."
Prior to joining General Dynamics, Mr. Buck served as a Senior Program/Capture Manager for domestic and international Missile Defense Programs at the Harris Corporation. He was also a member of the Harris Corporation's Advanced Programs Group responsible for the Product Development of their Secure Wireless LAN products. Prior to that he was the Senior Program manager for Harris' family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals, the Army's Strategic Medium Satellite Terminal Modernization program and the Army's Strategic Large Satellite Terminal Modernization program.
During his 11-year career with the U.S. Army, Mr. Buck served as a Company Commander and Company Executive Officer for the 141st Signal Battalion responsible for mission execution, performance and training. He was also a member of the Division G6 Staff responsible for planning the Bosnia communications needs for the 1st Armored Division. He served in Operation Desert Storm as the Operations Officer for Network Planning for the 1st Calvary Divisions.
Mr. Buck has a Masters in Science Degree in Systems Acquisition Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey Calif. and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Arkansas.