Marvin K McNamara
General Marvin “Keith” McNamara (ret.) recently retired from Raytheon, where he served as vice president, air and missile defense programs, U.S. business development. In this role, he was responsible for developing capability-focused strategies with customers and industry partners to shape and grow missile defense markets and to create and win domestic and international business opportunities across Raytheon. Prior to joining Raytheon, General McNamara retired as a brigadier general after 30 years of distinguished service to his country. His general officer assignments were highlighted by serving as deputy, Missile Defense Agency, Office of the Secretary of the Defense; director, force development, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8; commanding general, U.S. Army Developmental Test Command; and deputy, Joint Theater Air and Missile Defense Organization, Joint Staff/J-8. As a career Army air and missile defense officer, General McNamara has extensive experience developing strategy, policy, and plans for joint, combined, and interagency operations, while also leading large and complex organizations, managing change, and building teams, relationships, and partnerships between the United States and partner nation militaries and agencies. During Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, he was the brigade plans officer of the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, which oversaw the Patriot missile units deployed to Saudi Arabia. General McNamara holds a B.A. in computer science from the Ohio State University and a M.A. in industrial engineering from New Mexico State University. Among the military schools, he attended the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery School, the Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College.