SI names AF general to pilot space business

As VP John Sheridan will lead a new business unit supporting national security space programs for the intelligence community, Defense Department and NASA.

The SI Organization Inc. has named retired Air Force Lt. Gen. John Sheridan vice president of its National Security Space line of business, the company announced today.

In his new role, he will be responsible for leading a line of business that will support national security space programs for the intelligence community, the military and NASA, the April 16 announcement said.

Sheridan retired in August 2011 as commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base.

His experience includes acquisition leadership of space, aircraft and simulator programs; requirements development across all Air Force space programs; and operational leadership in four different national space programs.

He also served as the Air Force program executive officer for space, managing the research, design, development, acquisition and sustainment of satellite, launch and command and control systems.

Sheridan also served as the deputy director of the National Reconnaissance Office; as program executive officer and director for space radar; commandant of Air Command and Staff College; and director of requirements for Air Force Space Command.

SI is a provider of systems engineering and integration capabilities to the U.S. intelligence community, Defense Department and other agencies.

The company employs more than 2,100 people, with major locations in Chantilly, Va.; Denver; Laurel, Md.; Los Angeles; and Valley Forge, Pa.