John "JR" Reid
Director for Airforce Strategic Development
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
As Director of Strategic Development for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), J.R. Reid is responsible for satisfying U.S. Air Force customer requirements and promoting opportunities for the company’s full line of remotely piloted aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems in U.S. and international markets.
Prior to joining GA-ASI in May 2013, Mr. Reid served in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Colonel. During his military career, he commanded an operational flying squadron and completed staff tours as Division Chief, Headquarters, Air Force, and as Senior Military Assistant, Office of Net Assessment, Office of the Secretary of Defense. He holds ratings as a Command Pilot with over 4,200 hours in the C-130, C-17, T-38, and T-37, including 150 combat hours. His military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, five Meritorius Service Medals, and three Air Medals.
Mr. Reid holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Emry-Riddle Aeronautical University and two Master of Arts degrees in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI, and the U.S. Air War College in Montgomery, AL.