Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, Missile Defense Agency Director, Selected to 2018 Wash100 for Strategic Planning and Threat Mitigation Initiatives
Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, director of the Missile Defense Agency, as the newest inductee into the 2018 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena — for his strategic initiatives, rational planning and resourcefulness in working with agencies and Capitol Hill on reducing threats and focusing on matters of national security.
Greaves assumed his current post at MDA in 2017, months after his nomination for the role.
MDA and the U.S. Army’s 11th air defense artillery brigade teamed up in July 2017 to perform a missile defense test using the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System.
“In addition to successfully intercepting the target, the data collected will allow MDA to enhance the THAAD weapon system, our modeling and simulation capabilities, and our ability to stay ahead of the evolving threat,” Greaves said.
In August 2017, he spoke before the attendees of the Space & Missile Defense Symposium held in Huntsville, Alabama, and expressed his confidence in the country’s ballistic missile defense system that was demonstrated through capability testing.
“I believe deep down in my heart the nation should be very confident that we have demonstrated the ability to defend against the range of threats that we are seeing today,” Greaves said.
He noted that MDA has been working with the administration and Congress to secure the resources needed to field systems to defend the country and stay ahead of potential threats.
He previously served as deputy chief of MDA and commander of the Air Force’s space and missile systems center at Los Angeles Air Force Base in California.
He is the former director of strategic plans, programs and analyses within the Headquarters Air Force Space Command at Peterson AFB in Colorado.
Executive Mosaic congratulates Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves and the MDA team for their selection to receive this award.
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About The Wash100
This year represents our fifth annual Wash100 award selection. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector leaders selected by Executive Mosaic’s organizational and editorial leadership as the most influential leaders in the GovCon sector. These leaders demonstrate skills in leadership, innovation, reliability, achievement, and vision.