Mr Mitchell Free
Sr. Director Government and National Security, Maxar Technologies
Mr. Free, Maxar’s Sr. Director for Government and National Security, leads a global Joint Engagement Team focused on assisting Government clients meet some of their most demanding Earth Intelligence requirements. In recent assignments in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific regions, he led engagement strategies across government including Ministries of Interior and Defence, NATO, the European Defence Agency and with agencies such as Customs, Borders, Police, and disaster management. Mr. Free is a former U.S. Navy Commander with 24 years of active service in Naval Aviation as a Naval Flight Officer holding operational, technical and leadership positions. He has experience in deployed C4 Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance operations as well as operational experience in most regions of the globe including Asia Pacific as a Mission commander/ tactical coordinator with the Royal Australian Air Force. His technical experience includes directing rapid prototyping of airborne C4ISR systems and alignment of commercial capabilities to meet civil government and defense and security requirements. Additionally he has diplomatic / defense cooperation experience as an Armaments Cooperation Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France.