VADM Terry Benedict Joins SPA Board of Directors; Dr. William Vantine Quoted

Jeff Brody

Systems Planning and Analysis (SPA) announced on Wednesday that Vice Admiral Terry Benedict (USN, Ret.) has joined the company’s Board of Directors. 

"SPA built a strong partnership with VADM Benedict during his time as the SSP director.  We look forward to the tremendous value he will bring as a strategic advisor, and how his skills and experience will complement our current board members," said Dr. William Vantine, SPA CEO and President.

VADM Benedict spent more than 40 years in the United States Navy, retiring as the Director, Strategic Systems Programs (SSP). As the SSP Director, VADM Benedict was responsible for all aspects of the Navy's Strategic Weapon System, to include design, development, production, operational support, safety and security.  

In addition, he was accountable for overall program technical and cost performance, as well as providing recommendations to senior Navy, Office of the Secretary of Defense and Congressional leadership.

Prior to SSP, he was the Program Executive Officer—Integrated Warfare Systems, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (research, development and acquisition), responsible for all surface ship warfare systems including combat systems, radars, Electronic Warfare, missiles, guns, command & control, navigation and training systems.

VADM Benedict has worked as the Chief Operating Officer for Blue Origin since his retirement in 2018. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Draper, an engineering innovation company and is a member of the National Academies Space Technology Industry-Government-University Roundtable.

About Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. 

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. provides timely and objective analysis and integrated technical, operational, programmatic, policy, and business solutions in support of important national objectives.  SPA's distinguished reputation for over 45 years is based on high caliber work supporting national security and national defense customers.

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