Former Chancellor of the University of National Defense and Retired Navy Rear Admiral Dr Jan Hamby joins Ligado Networks Board of Directors


RESTON, Virginia, September 29, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Ligado Networks today announced the announcement of a highly decorated naval officer and former chancellor of the College of Information and Cyberspace at National Defense University Dr Janice M. “Jan” Hamby has joined its Board of Directors.

During his prestigious military career, Rear Admiral Hamby (USN-Ret.) Focused on the use of telecommunications, space and computer systems to improve decision-making for command and control of the armed forces. She led the global operations of the Navy’s offensive and defensive cyber forces and completed two command tours to a regional telecommunications and networking site in the Southeast. United States and a major information center in Italy support the military communications of Iceland To Iraq. She currently runs Fair Winds Consulting, LLC, providing project-based advisory and response services on issues such as cyberspace, education, leadership and diversity.

“I am delighted to join Ligado at such a critical time for the company as it strives to deploy spectrum for 5G and Internet of Things services that will benefit critical industries in the United States and across the country. the US economy, ”said Rear Admiral Hamby. “Ligado, Congress and the administration all share the same goal: to maintain the United States’ global leadership in technology and innovation, while increasing connectivity and economic opportunity for all Americans. I look forward to working collaboratively with the Ligado team and all stakeholders to achieve this goal. goal.”

Rear Admiral Hamby has also served as Director of Telecommunications and Computer Networking Efforts for the North American Aerospace Defense / Northern Command, Vice Director of Command, Control and Computer Systems within the joint staff and deputy director of information at the Ministry of Defense. . During a one-year mission in Baghdad, Iraq, Rear Admiral Hamby played a key role in unraveling disconnected information and made substantial contributions to the Coalition Force’s second campaign plan. She is the recipient of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, among other distinguished awards.

“We are happy to have Jan Hamby on board as Ligado continues to make significant progress in deploying our commercial licensed L-band spectrum to serve US critical infrastructure industries with secure private mobile 5G networks, including the world’s first 5G satellite mobile IoT network of the country, ”said the CEO of Ligado Doug smith. “His deep expertise in using technology to make national security decisions will be instrumental in our efforts to support critical businesses as they modernize their operations for a 21st century economy.”

“We are delighted to welcome Rear Admiral Hamby to the Ligado Board of Directors,” said the Chairman of the Ligado Board of Directors. Ivan Seidenberg noted. “His long career in the US Navy demonstrates his dedication to his country and the use of technology to help solve some of the world’s most critical problems. Dr. Hamby’s expertise and leadership in telecommunications, the space, cybersecurity and national security will be valuable to all of us in Ligado and to the stakeholders with whom we engage on these issues. “

About Ligado Networks
Drawing on 25 years of experience in providing critical satellite connectivity, our mission is to modernize U.S. businesses by delivering the secure and reliable 5G connectivity solutions needed to transform their operations and achieve the efficiency of a digital world. Our plans to deploy mid-range licensed spectrum in public and private 5G networks will help pave the way for future innovations and economic growth across America.

For more information

Ligado Networks media contact:
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