Tom Fries is currently a Program Manager at General Atomics Aeronautical. Recently transitioned from Marine Corps active duty, his last position was the Chief of Staff and Executive Officer at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, CA. During his Marine Corps career, Tom worked as a Program Manager for the Joint Strike Fighter.
In his current postion, Fries develops business with US customers for sensors, avionics and remotely piloted aircraft. General Atomics is a the manufacturer of the Predator remotely piloted aircraft and Fries will discuss the program's history and international appeal. He will provide a larger perspective on the use of drones by companies and private citizens and the challenges we face in this country with shared use of the airspace privacy ad commercializationShare on Twitter Share on Facebook