Vice President, Washington Operations, Textron, Inc.
BioJohn Lindsay joined Textron in 2017 and became Vice President, Washington Operations in 2020.
Prior to joining Textron, John was the Senior Vice President, Operations for Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, a national organization which honors the sacrifices of military heroes by ensuring the success of their children through college education. His most recent role in the Pentagon was Director of Army Aviation where he focused on providing readiness, force structure and training resources for aviation units and commands around the world in all three components. While in the Pentagon, he also served as the senior advisor to the Vice Chief of Staff, Army where he worked on decision reviews for current and proposed Army systems.
Lindsay’s other leadership positions include serving as the Director of Talent Management for the Army’s 40,000 combat arms officers where he oversaw the program for education, training and assignments. He also served as the Commander for all attack and scout helicopter pilot training for the U.S. and Allied Partners during which time he was also a qualified and active AH-64D Instructor Pilot.
Lindsay began his career in Aviation as a scout helicopter pilot in 1988. During his military career, he served in a variety of leadership positions of increasing responsibility which included multiple overseas tours, combat tours and joint assignments.
Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Science in national security from the United States Military Academy and received his Master’s in Human Resources Administration from Central Michigan University. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College as well as the U.S. Army War College where he was a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defense Analyses in Washington, D.C. Lindsay is a command pilot qualified in the OH-58, UH-1, AH-64A and AH-64D.