CharlesCharles “Chuck” Vehlow, Senior Manager has 26 years of Army aviation experience, over 30 years of experience in aerospace program management, senior executive leadership of large and small aerospace companies, start-up technology companies in the medical device and NASDAQ-listed ballistic technology disciplines, with commercial and military customers. Vehlow is an innovator in developing performance-based contracts and revolutionary system support concepts. A member of the Army Science Board, which advises the Secretary of the Army, Vehlow regularly interacts with members and staffs of Congressmen, and the civilian and military leaders of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Vehlow has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point and a Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

EXPERIENCE

  • Founder/President: Gauntlet Aviation
  • Chief Executive Officer: Patriarch Partners, LLC, Aerospace Platform
  • President of MD Helicopters
  • Chief Executive Officer: Metal Storm, Inc., Arlington, VA
  • Chief Operating Officer: Power Medical Interventions, Inc., New Hope, PA
  • Vice President and General Manager: Boeing Helicopter Division
  • Vice President, Apache Programs: McDonnell Douglas/Boeing Helicopter

MILITARY EXPERIENCE/HIGHLIGHTS

  • Graduate of Army War College, Carlisle, PA, and Navy War College, Newport, RI
  • Executive Assistant to the Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Research, Development and Acquisition, the Pentagon, Washington, DC
  • Associate Professor, U.S. Military Academy. Developed and taught the Helicopter Design Course, including classroom and flight-test activities
  • Squadron Executive Officer and Operations Officer, 4/7 Cavalry Squadron, 2d Infantry Division, Camp Gary Owen, Republic of Korea
  • Platoon Commander and Operations Officer, C Troop, 2/17 Cavalry Squadron, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile), Republic of Vietnam

MILITARY AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

  • Silver Star
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Distinguished Flying Cross – 3 awards
  • Korean Service Medal
  • Bronze Star
  • Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross
  • Meritorious Service Medal – 2 awards
  • Senior Army Aviator
  • Air Medal – 25 awards
  • Army Ranger
  • Army Commander’s Award for Public Service
  • Parachutist
  • Army Commendation Medal – 3 awards;1 for valor