Former NATO Supreme Commander Admin. James Stavridis USN (Ret.) Joins Thinklogical Defense and Intelligence Advisory Board
LONDON – Thinklogical LLC, the worldwide leader in secure, high performance extension and switching systems for video-rich application environments, announced today that Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.), the 16th Supreme Commander of NATO, has joined the Thinklogical Defense and Intelligence Advisory Board.
The announcement was made at the DSEI Defence and Security Conference, being held Sept. 10-13 in London, where Thinklogical is exhibiting in stand # N5-226 (http://www.dsei.co.uk/)
Formerly the Thinklogical U.S. Federal Advisory Board, the purpose of the Defense and Intelligence Advisory Board is to foster solution innovation while deepening the company’s global relationship with government, military, intelligence and homeland security customers.
“Current events on the world stage reinforce the ongoing need to maintain physical and cyber defensive postures at maximum readiness. Thinklogical’s systems play a key role in the delivery and visualization of mission critical data used every day by military and intelligence communities worldwide,” said Stavridis. “I’m excited to join the Thinklogical team and fellow D&I Advisory Board members to help the market understand the power of Thinklogical’s secure and accredited solutions.”
Thinklogical’s fiber optic-based audio, video and peripheral signal extension and switching systems are used in visual computing environments such as C4ISR, command and control centers, and other secure applications. The company’s patented technology enables multi-domain isolation and control of key computing resources and their associated networks, while empowering rich collaboration capabilities across authorized functional groups and organizations. Thinklogical’s products are designed and manufactured in the USA, and are the only fiber optic-based KVM and video routers accredited to The Common Criteria, EAL4, NATO NIAPC Green Status, and TEMPEST.
“It is an honor to have a leader with Adm. Stavridis’ experience join the Thinklogical Defense and Intelligence Advisory Board,” said Joe Pajer, president and CEO of Thinklogical. “His understanding of our defense customers’ needs will enable us to create superior products that best meet the solution requirements of this important market.”
With his appointment, Stavridis becomes the fourth member of Thinklogical’s Defense and Intelligence Advisory Board members, joining Arthur L. Money, Chairman of the United States National Security Agency (NSA) Technology Advisory Board, Peter Marino, Chairman of the United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Advisory Group, and former USAF Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz (ret.).
“The caliber of military and civilian leadership who have been drawn together to form Thinklogical’s Defense and Intelligence Advisory Board is clear validation of the important role that Thinklogical plays in the global defense, intelligence and security communities,” Pajer added.
About Adm. James Stavridis
Adm. Stavridis assumed duties as commander of European Command and as Supreme Allied Commander, Europe in early summer 2009, and served there through his retirement in the summer of 2013. Prior to his four year assignment in Europe, he was the Commander of US Southern Command from 2006-2009 in Miami Florida, with responsibility for all military-to-military engagement and operations south of the United States in Latin America and the Caribbean. He was a 4-star Combatant Commander for seven years total, the longest such term in recent US military history.
A Surface Warfare officer, he commanded the Destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) from 1993-1995, completing UN/NATO deployments to Haiti and Bosnia, and a combat cruise to the Arabian Gulf. Barry won the Battenberg Cup as the top ship in the Atlantic Fleet while under his command.
In 1998, he commanded Destroyer Squadron 21 and deployed to the Arabian Gulf, winning the Navy League’s John Paul Jones Award for Inspirational Leadership. From 2002-2004, he commanded the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, conducting combat operations in the Arabian Gulf in support of both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Ashore, he has served as a strategic and long range planner on the staffs of the Chief of Naval Operations and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He has also served as the executive assistant to the Secretary of the Navy and the senior military assistant to the Secretary of Defense.
Stavridis is a 1976 distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a native of South Florida. Stavridis earned a PhD and MALD from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in International Relations in 1984, where he won the Gullion Prize as outstanding student. He is also a distinguished graduate of both the National and Naval War Colleges.
He holds over 45 medals, decorations and awards, including more than 20 from foreign nations. He is author or co-author of several books on naval ship handling and leadership, including Command at Sea, Destroyer Captain, and Partnership for the Americas about Latin America.
Stavridis is currently serving as the 12th Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He can be followed on Twitter at: @stavridisj
Thinklogical is the leading manufacturer and provider of fiber optic KVM, video, audio, and peripheral extension and switching solutions used in visual computing environments. Thinklogical offers the only fiber optic KVM matrix switches and routers in the world that are accredited to The Common Criteria, EAL4 and TEMPEST. Government, entertainment, scientific and industrial customers worldwide rely on Thinklogical’s products and solutions for security, high performance, continuous operation and ease of integration. Thinklogical products are designed and manufactured in the USA.
Thinklogical is headquartered in Milford, Connecticut and is privately held by Riverside Partners, LLC, Boston, MA (http://www.riversidepartners.com). For more information about Thinklogical products and services, please visit thinklogical.com.