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Executive Profile: Chris Pehrson, Strategic Development Director at GA-ASI

Chris Pehrson
Chris Pehrson

Chris Pehrson serves as director of strategic development for General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems Inc., where he is responsible for business acquisition strategies to promote company’s unmanned aircraft systems, tactical reconnaissance radars and sensor systems in U.S. and international markets.

Pehrson joined the company in 2010 after service in the U.S. Air Force, where he commanded an operations group and two squadrons as well as completed staff tours at Air Force headquarters and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

The former command pilot and electronic warfare officer has flown more than 3,500 hours in the F-111, EF-111, C-130 and non-standard aviation aircraft.

His military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and eleven Air Medals.

Pehrson holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in computer information systems from Boston University and a master’s degree in logistics from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the Air War College.

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