AUSA will present the award to Melcher at an annual meeting and exposition on Oct. 15 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Exelis said Monday.
The association aims for the award to honor an individual from industry who contributed to “the security of the nation and to honor the partnership between the Army and American industry.”
Melcher has been leading Exelis since the company’s spinoff from former parent company ITT Corp. in 2011.
He previously served as the U.S. Army’s military deputy for budget and deputy chief of staff for programs at the Pentagon.
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