Orbital ATK's Darcy McGinn Joins US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; Mike Kahn Comments

Darcy McGinn
Darcy McGinn

Darcy McGinn, chief technology officer of defense electronic systems within Orbital ATK's defense systems group, has joined the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.

McGinn will be responsible for advice to the board on technologies meant to help improve Air Force capabilities, Orbital ATK said Wednesday.

“Darcy is very deserving of this honor and exemplifies everything that this service stands for,“ said Mike Kahn, president of Orbital ATK's defense systems group.

“Darcy's work focuses on innovative and advanced solutions to protect the warfighter and we look forward to Darcy's contributions to further the SAB and U.S. Air Force mission,“ Kahn added.

The defense secretary appoints the members of the board, which conducts annual studies and make recommendations for Air Force technology applications.

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