Mr. Deaver joined SES Government Solutions in January 2008 and since April 2013 he serves as Corporate Vice President, Development and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team. In this position, Mr. Deaver leads all SES-GS development activities and hosted payload programs.
Prior to assuming this position Mr. Deaver was the lead for all U.S. Government programs within SES’s Corporate Development office. Mr. Deaver also previously led the hosted payload programs for SES Government Solutions. In this position, Mr. Deaver also served as the Program manager and eventually the Program Executive for the Commercially Hosted Infra-red Payload (CHIRP) program.
Prior to joining SES, Mr. Deaver served 22 years in the U.S. Air Force, attaining the rank of Lt Colonel. His most recent military assignment was as Deputy Chief, Space Control Architecture Division, National Security Space Office where he directed the development of a long-term architecture for the Department of Defense’s space control capabilities. Before this assignment, Mr. Deaver was the Chief of the Space Control and Force Application Branch for the Undersecretary of the Air Force, where he led the Air Force policy team on three National Security Policy Directives signed by President Bush.
Mr. Deaver was the commander and operations officer of an overseas space surveillance system responsible for tracking and maintaining orbits of thousands of satellites and orbiting debris. He served at U.S. Space Command developing contingency and operational plans for the employment of classified space control capabilities. In previous assignments, Mr. Deaver gained experience in simulation and modeling, space system intelligence and space system operations.