Colonel Karl E. Nell

Aerospace Executive, Senior Military Officer & Corporate Strategist

Benefitting from over 30-years of organizational and technology leadership in top-tier / FORTUNE 500 firms including Bell Telephone Laboratories, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space, TASC, CACI, and ENSCO, Karl Nell is a seasoned executive, respected thought-leader, dedicated change-agent, and accomplished multi-disciplinary engineer comfortable across multiple business models from aerospace high-end development to integrated solutions to advisory services.  As consistently successful actualizing Board-directed initiatives driving profitable growth as achieving operational success within the defense, intelligence, federal-civil, and commercial sectors, Karl has variously served as Vice President & General Manager leading a national security R&D division supporting elite classified customers, deputy Chief Technology Officer for a $2-billion company, and Distinguished Fellow with the Congressionally-chartered IT Acquisition Advisory Council.  An Ivy League graduate, certified-PMP®, published author, War College alumni, and fully Joint-qualified commissioned officer in the Army Reserve, Karl has been honored to command at every grade level through colonel including activation of the Army’s newest expeditionary military intelligence brigade supporting XVIII Airborne Corps and JSOC.  Selected “by-name" for a nominative active-duty assignment advising the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Karl recommended technical, programmatic, and funding actions accelerating the 32 highest-priority (of 800) Army acquisitions while orchestrating the creation of the Army’s newest top priority program – the $107-million multi-year Project Convergence – focused on national-to-tactical, sensor-to-shooter integration.  Culminating his military career as Army Director supporting the Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF), his engagements with senior leaders within the Defense Department as well as Congress directly contributed to the creation and inclusion of UAP legislation within the National Defense Authorization Acts of 2022 and 2023.


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