Rear Admiral (ret) Victor C. See, Jr. is the Senior Vice President of Integrity Applications Incorporated (IAI). An award-winning veteran-owned firm based in Chantilly, VA. IAI provides high-demand acquisition and systems engineering expertise, project management, innovative software solutions, systems integration and analytic support services to solve the nation's most challenging intelligence, security, operational and defense needs. See provides senior leadership and management and is responsible for strategic and day-to-day direction of IAI by working with the CEO, Board of Directors, President, and members of the leadership team to establish and implement IAI business goals and strategies. See retired in January 2009 as the Director, Communications Systems Acquisition and Operations (COMM) Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office, the Navy Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Space Systems, and the Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command’s (SPAWAR) Space Field Activity (SSFA). As COMM Director, he was responsible for acquisition and operations of the NRO global network including Information Technology, satellite and terrestrial solutions. As PEO Space, he was the Executive Agent of the Department of Defense for Narrowband UHF SATCOM (UHF Follow-On, LeaseSAT, and Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite programs). See is a 1980 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Physics/Oceanography. He received his Naval Aviator Wings in October 1981 and was assigned to Helicopter, Anti-Submarine Light Squadron 32 (HSL-32) in Norfolk, VA. He was selected as an Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer (AEDO) in 1986 and sent to the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. He graduated in September 1989 with an MS in Aeronautical Engineering.
From 1995 until 1998 RADM See commanded the Defense Contract Management Command (DCMC) Lockheed Martin Federal Systems, Owego, N.Y, overseeing the management of 660 DoD contracts including the Navy’s SH-60B and MH-60R programs.
RADM See worked space programs with the Navy contingent of the National Reconnaissance Office from 1992 until 1995, and 1998 until his retirement. He worked Signals Intelligence and Communications Intelligence programs as Chief Systems Engineer, Deputy Program Manager, Program Manager, and Director.
RADM (ret) See’s military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf clusters, and the Navy Commendation Medal.
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