Pat Walsh is vice president of United States Navy and Marine Corps Services for The Boeing Company, a business unit that combines services across Boeing’s defense and commercial sectors. In this position, he is responsible for the profit and loss, program execution, and coordinated sales generation activities of aviation sustainment services to U.S. Navy and Marine Corps customers. Supported platforms include the P-8, V-22, F/A-18, T-45, and associated training programs.
Prior to joining Boeing, Walsh was senior vice president and general manager of ThreatSPACE (R) of iSightPartners, where he developed an offering of live-fire, cyber crisis-simulation services. After acquisition by FireEye, Inc., he developed an enterprise readiness framework for commercial partners and government agencies.
Following a 34-year career, Walsh retired from the Navy in 2012 as an Admiral, last serving as Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, the largest naval force in the world with 180 ships, 2,000 aircraft and 125,000 people where he was responsible for the US military response to the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake, tsunami, and radiation release. He previously served as Vice Chief of Naval Operations, where he was responsible for national defense requirements and represented department operations, readiness, and personnel issues in testimony to Congress. His other notable commands include the U.S. Fifth Fleet, Carrier Group Seven/USS John C. Stennis Strike Group, Carrier Air Wing ONE, and Strike Fighter Squadron ONE ZERO FIVE.
Walsh served as a naval aviator with more than 4,700 hours of flight time and 750 arrested landings. He flew 77 combat and combat support missions and flew as a member of the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron – the Blue Angels.
Walsh is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a Master of Arts and a doctorate degree with Distinction from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He was a White House Fellow in the Office of Management & Budget. He is the Chairman of the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, Chairman, Board of Visitors, National Defense University, and in his third term as a Senior Fellow, Tower Center for Public Policy and International Affairs, Southern Methodist University.