BG Paul D. Nelson
Paul Nelson currently serves as the Director Strategic Growth within the business development and strategy effort for the Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) business of Raytheon. Raytheon is a proven world leader in solving complex multi-domain operations and readiness challenges with focus on Joint, Space, Air, Cyber, Land and Maritime capabilities. Our customers include the United States military and many international military services, as well as commercial companies. Paul joined the Raytheon Team in 2019.
Previous to joining Raytheon, Paul served 30 years in the US Air Force achieving the rank of Brigadier General. He is an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance expert with exceptional operational cyber experience. He had substantive senior leadership experiences within the U.S. Intelligence Community and DoD, including leading U.S. Air Force’s $5B Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) weapon system, U.S. Air Force’s Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT), and a variety of Joint and USAF command and staff positions. In his current Business Development leadership capacity, Paul is the Air Force relationship executive, synchronizing efforts across all mission areas. Paul’s leadership experience in the military and business environments supports the Raytheon Team with a proven record of requirements determination and operational integration supporting customer successful mission accomplishment. Paul has a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Science Engineering Management and Systems from the University of Dayton.