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Saab Announces New Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Saab, Inc.

Saab is pleased to announce Michael D. Brasseur is joining Saab, Inc. as Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. Brasseur was the founder and first Commodore of the U.S. Navy’s Task Force 59, a first of it’s kind organization dedicated to the rapid integration of robotics and artificial intelligence into 5th Fleet operations.


In the newly created Chief Strategy Officer role, Brasseur will help Saab leverage emerging disruptive technologies. Brasseur will work closely across government, industry and academia to help realize Saab’s strategic goals and customer needs.

"Michael is a visionary leader with unique expertise from the tactical edge. His experience in operationalizing robotics and artificial intelligence will be especially critical to our growth and ambitions as we continue our growth journey in the U.S.,” said Erik Smith, President and CEO of Saab in the U.S. 

Michael Brasseur is recently retired after 26 years of service in the United States Navy. Brasseur served at all levels of government, including the White House, Pentagon and NATO. He commanded two warships (Fort Worth LCS - 3 & Whirlwind PC - 11) and served on four others.

Brasseur is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (B.S. Chemistry), George Washington University (M.A. Organizational Management) and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (M.A. International Relations) and is an Honorary Practice Fellow at the Imperial College of London’s Institute for Security Science and Technology. He also launched and co-chairs the NATO Maritime Unmanned Systems Innovation Advisory Board (IAB). His writings on leadership and emerging disruptive technologies have appeared in The Hill, Atlantic Council, Defense News, and the U.S. Naval Institute, among other well-respected publications.

For further information, please contact:

Kevin Boland
Director, Corporate Affairs
+1 (202) 313-8541
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Saab is a leading defense and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 18,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. Saab designs, manufactures and maintains advanced systems in aeronautics, weapons, command and control, sensors and underwater systems.

Saab is headquartered in Sweden. It has major operations all over the world and is part of the domestic defense capability of several nations.

Saab, Inc. is a U.S. based wholly owned subsidiary, delivering advanced technology and systems, supporting the U.S. Armed Forces and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as international and commercial partners. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, the company has business units and local employees in seven U.S. locations.