Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.) Thomas Zelibor joins Defense Innovation Board Space Advisory Committee

He will be providing independent advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Defense and other senior Department of Defense (DoD) leaders on emerging space technologies and innovative approaches that the DoD should adopt to ensure US technological and military dominance in this role

Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.) Thomas Zelibor joins Defense Innovation Board Space Advisory Committee
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.) Thomas Zelibor joins Defense Innovation Board Space Advisory Committee

Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.) Thomas Zelibor joins Defense Innovation Board Space Advisory Committee

Space Foundation recently announced that CEO and retired U.S. Navy flag officer Thomas Zelibor has been named to the Defense Innovation Board Space Advisory Council (DIB SAC).

He will be providing independent advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Defense and other senior Department of Defense (DoD) leaders on emerging space technologies and innovative approaches that the DoD should adopt to ensure US technological and military dominance in this role.

The DIB parent board is composed of leaders from across the national security innovation base who can share diverse insights on the DoD’s biggest challenges.

Its new official Space Advisory Committee, along with the Science & Technology (S&T) and Workforce, Behavior and Culture (WBC) committees, produce recommendations on topics such as artificial intelligence, software, data, digital modernization, and human capital.

Zelibor was selected for the committee based on his established military career as well as his contributory work in furthering space innovation. He was recently sworn in as a member of the DIB SAC to serve a four-year appointment.

Zelibor is uniquely qualified to identify and assess emerging space technologies that could benefit the DoD and all who are under its watch.

Zelibor said that he is honored to join the DIB SAC and looks forward to sharing the innovations taking place across the entire space ecosystem with their Department of Defense. He mentioned that he spent the first 34 years of his career in the US military.

It is where he discovered his passion for space-based technologies and all of the advantages they present to improve their armed forces’ strategic, as well as tactical operations. With his appointment to the DIB SAC, he can continue to serve his country, bringing in new ideas and the latest technologies to the table.