Vice President, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Curtis Pearson joins the Potomac Institute following 30 years with Northrop Grumman where he served in a variety of roles in program and system development spanning a wide range of DoD and IC technology, missions, and systems. His background includes strategic planning, mission and concept development, operational planning, technology planning and development, and mergers and acquisitions. He retired from the Naval Reserves as a CDR (O-5) after 27 years of both Active and Reserve Service with expertise in Mine and Amphibious warfare, ship systems engineering and construction, and Military Sealift Command port operations. He is a Life Member of the National Defense Industrial Association, a member of the Naval War College Foundation, and The Tailhook Association, as well as an active member in the Association of Old Crows, The Intelligence and National Security Alliance, and The Navy League. He previously served as the Chairman of the Board for the Southern Coalition for Advanced Transportation. Curtis received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the US Naval Academy. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College and completed the Darden Business School Executive Management Program.