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Retired Navy admiral joins board of directors for HALO Maritime Defense Systems
NEWTON, NH May 1, 2017 HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HALO), provider of advanced engineered solutions for securing strategic maritime assets, announced today that the Honorable Denny McGinn, VADM, USN (ret.) has joined the Board of Directors.
Admiral Dennis McGinn served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment from September 2013 until January 2017. In this role, he moved naval installations toward greater security and mission resiliency though energy efficiency, renewable energy, micro-grids, and other technologies.
Previously, Admiral McGinn served on active duty in the United States Navy for 35 years attaining the rank of Vice Admiral. He served as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Requirements and Programs, overseeing the development of future Navy capabilities, and previously commanded the United States Third Fleet. While in the Navy, he served as a naval aviator, test pilot, aircraft carrier commanding officer, and national security strategist.
Admiral McGinn is a former President of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) where he led efforts to communicate the economic, security and environmental benefits of renewable energy. Admiral McGinn is also a past member of the Steering Committee of the Energy Future Coalition, the United States Energy Security Council, the Bipartisan Center Energy Board, the past Co-Chairman of the CNA Military Advisory Board, and has been an International Senior Fellow at the Rocky Mountain Institute.
Admiral McGinn holds a BS in Naval Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and was a Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Fellow at the U.S. Naval War College. He also participated in the National Security Program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
McGinn stated, "I am honored to join the board of this dynamic and innovative company. HALO's world-class maritime security solutions represent the very best in technology and customer focused engineering."
Eric Johnson, HALO's CEO praised the addition. "Admiral McGinn brings a wealth of leadership and technical acumen to our Board and to the company. I look forward to working with him as we build on our successes and expand the company globally."
ABOUT HALO MARITIME DEFENSE SYSTEMS
HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HALO) offers unique maritime sea barrier solutions to secure critical assets vulnerable to water-based attacks. In a security-conscious world, both government assets (Naval bases, ships and facilities) and commercial and private assets (ports, terminals, nuclear power plants, and oil & gas rigs) have a real, immediate, and critical need for high levels of protection. HALO Maritime Defense Systems' next generation patented maritime security products offer unique solutions to difficult marine security scenarios. Installed systems demonstrate increased protection against threats, in a smaller footprint with lower competitive lifecycle costs.