VADM Dave Johnson, USN (Ret)

L3 Harris Technologies
Vice President, Strategy Integrated Mission Systems Segment
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Vice Adm. (ret.) David Johnson is the Vice President of Strategy for the Integrated Mission Systems Segment. In this position, he oversees the front end of the Segment business – Strategy, Business Development, Systems Engineering, and Programs. He is responsible for building the Segment’s Strategic Growth Plan, aligning the effort across the five Sectors within IMS and finding synergies with the three Segments in L3Harris. He provides the direction and alignment of pursuits with programs and aligns the use of IRaD to support the strategy across the Segment.

Dave Johnson completed a distinguished 36-year career in the U.S. Navy. He most recently served as the Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has received various personal and campaign awards, including the Distinguished Service Medal with one gold star.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Research, Development and Acquisition, where he had responsibility for all Navy and Marine Corps programs and development for maritime, ground, aviation, space and C4I systems. Prior assignments included PEO Submarines, Deputy Commander Naval Sea Systems Command for Undersea Technology, Commander Naval Undersea Warfare Center, major program manager for Virginia Class Submarines, and various assignments in ship design, construction, maintenance, modernization and technology development.

Dave graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. He also holds a naval engineering degree and a master’s degree in mechanical Dave Johnson Vice President, Strategy Integrated Mission Systems