Serves as an emerging technology and business strategy expert to senior-level executives specializing in the Special Operations and Intelligence Communities in Virginia Beach and San Diego. Kris retired in 2017 from a 20-year career with US Naval Special Operations and Intelligence. He served with 15 deployments to combat regions and as the Senior Intelligence Advisor managing multiple UAS Programs of Record for Naval Special Warfare Command, Naval Special Warfare Development Group and Groups FOUR and TEN claimencies; additionally, he served as the subject matter expert lead in the creation of an international Special Operations Targeting and UAV course taught at the community's international schoolhouse in MS. After retiring from active-duty, Kris went on to work at BAE Systems as a Business Development Manager for their UAS PED software company, GXP, until 2020. Kris holds an undergraduate degree in Special Operations/Low-intensity Conflict from the American Military University, a Master’s Degree in Business Management from the American College, and is currently a Ph.D. student with Northcentral University for Technology and Innovation Management, specializing in Engineering Management. He holds an active TS/SCI w/ CI Poly, TWIC, and is a licensed and insured Part 107 Commercial Pilot.