Dr. Paul Kaminski
Paul G. Kaminski is chairman and chief executive officer of Technovation, Inc., a consulting company that fosters innovation, business development, and investment strategies related to advanced aerospace and defense technology.
A retired U.S. Air Force colonel, Dr. Kaminski served as undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology, and logistics from 1994 to 1997, and as chairman of the Defense Science Board from 2009 to 2014. He was also chairman of RAND Corporation's Board of Trustees.
Dr. Kaminski is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an IEEE fellow, and an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics honorary fellow, all in recognition of his pioneering contributions to the development of stealth aircraft and missiles, and satellite reconnaissance.
He is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Technology Strategies and Alliances, a technology-oriented investment banking and consulting firm. Dr. Kaminski was a consultant and adviser to a variety of government agencies. They included the President's Intelligence Advisory Board, the Director of National Intelligence's Senior Advisory Group, the FBI Director's Advisory Board, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Technical Advisory Board, the National Academies Air Force Studies Board, and the Atlantic Council. He is chairman of the boards of HRL Laboratories and is a Director of Bay Microsystems, CoVant Technologies, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, and the USAF Academy Endowment. Dr. Kaminski serves as an adviser to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory.
Dr. Kaminski has received the following awards: National Medal of Technology 2006, Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service (3 awards), Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Director of Central Intelligence Director’s Award, Defense Intelligence Agency Director’s Award, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Academy 2002 Distinguished Graduate Award, the Ronald Reagan Award for Missile Defense, the International Strategic Studies Association Possony Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Strategic Progress through Science and Technology, the AOC Gold Medal, the Netherlands Medal of Merit in Gold, the French Republic Legion d’Honneur, and the Air Force Systems Command Scientific Achievement Award. He has been recognized as a Pioneer of National Reconnaissance and a Pioneer of Stealth.
He holds a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, master’s degrees in aeronautics and astronautics and electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a doctorate in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University.