Raytheon Company has appointed Mitch Kugler as its new Vice President of Strategy. Kugler will be responsible for formulating the company’s strategy while working with Raytheon’s businesses. As Vice President of Strategy, Kugler will also support the corporate finance organizations on mergers and acquisitions activities.
“Kugler brings to Raytheon a unique blend of public and private experience in senior strategy and policy development positions,” said Raytheon’s executive vice president of Corporate Business Development and CEO. “I look to Mitch to lead the charge in driving Raytheon’s strategic growth through innovation in our core and adjacent markets.”
Kugler comes to Raytheon from The Boeing Company where he most recently served as their director of Advocacy Integration for the Integrated Defense Systems business. Before this, Kugler served as director of Strategic Initiatives for Boeing’s Missile Defense Systems business which was in charge of missile defense activities in NATO member countries.
Kugler also has a long and distinguished history of government and military service. He served under Senator Thad Cochran,(R-Miss) for ten years and was the Republican staff director of the Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation, and Federal Services of the Senate’s Committee on Governmental Affairs. Kugler drafted the 1999 National Missile Defense Act which helped to establish the policy of the United States developing and implementing a missile defense system as the technology became accessible.
Mitch Kugler graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point before serving in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer for five years. Kugler earned his master’s degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University.