Mr. Baker is a trusted executive leader widely known as a strategic planner and executor of large, important, highly visible projects and products to mitigate risks. He has demonstrated success in building high-performance, effective teams, and team of teams through empowerment, timely decision making, problem solving, and conflict management while being driven by attention to detail.
Mr. Baker graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was a command pilot with more than 3,000 flight hours in both the F-16 and F-22 aircraft, served multiple combat tours in the Middle East, Southwest and Southeast Asia, and instructed at the US Air Force Fighter Weapons School (“Top Gun”). Mr. Baker commanded (Chief Operating Officer) at both the squadron and wing levels including the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. His final assignment was Vice Commander (Chief Executive Officer) at the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AZ. Additionally, he earned two Master of Science degrees in Strategic Intelligence and Strategic Studies. Mr. Baker retired from the US Air Force as a Brigadier General.