Ralph Wade serves as vice president and general manager for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance for General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.
Prior to joining to GDAIS, Wade worked at BAE Systems and its predecessor companies for 12 years serving in several positions, including vice president of C4I Enterprise Systems, director of tactical systems, assistant to the CEO/president of BAE Systems Inc., and director of government relations in Washington, D.C.
Wade joined BAE Systems in 1996 after a 22-year career in the Air Force, where he served as director of reconnaissance infrastructure in the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office, as reconnaissance program element officer on the air staff, and program manager for the U-2/TR-1 aircraft and reconnaissance sensors and ground systems at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
Ralph began his Air Force career as an intelligence officer with assignments as an intelligence analyst in Kadena Japan, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the National Photographic Interpretation Center.
Ralph earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, and a master’s degree from Georgetown University.