March 27, 2012
WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- InterAct, a leading provider of incident response, emergency management, and force protection software and solutions, today announced that retired Admiral James “Ace” Lyons, Jr., USN, Retired (CDE 1998), has joined InterAct’s Advisory Team. Admiral Lyons served as Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet and Senior Military Advisor to the United Nations.
“Admiral Lyons brings to our team a unique understanding of the global security challenges facing our nation and those who serve it,” said Jeff Jones, Vice President, InterAct Federal. “He possesses outstanding leadership experience, and he is a visionary in the areas of force protection, anti-terrorism, and port security.”
Admiral Lyons capped a brilliant 36-year career in the U.S. Navy as Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. He also served as Senior U.S. Military Representative to the United Nations. As Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, he was principal advisor on all Joint Chiefs of Staff matters and was the father of the Navy Red Cell, an anti-terrorism group comprised of Navy SEALs. Admiral Lyons is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has received post graduate degrees from the U.S. Naval War College and the U.S. National Defense University.
Admiral Lyons has given numerous lectures and interviews, and his articles have been published by the Naval War College Review and the U.S. Naval Institute. He is a frequent contributor to the Washington Times.
“I am impressed with InterAct’s commitment to providing the very best emergency management and force protection solutions to the Department of Defense and other Federal agencies,” said Admiral Lyons.
“InterAct’s next generation technology provides the critical intelligence and situational awareness that enable our military and federal first responders to perform their missions safely and effectively. I look forward to working closely with the team at InterAct to bring their solutions to military installations around the world.”
According to InterAct CEO John McNulty, “InterAct is dedicated to the principle that our nation’s military communities should have access to the same level of security, protection and emergency response that the civilian community enjoys. InterAct has an outstanding track record of delivering solutions that enable first responders to rapidly and effectively respond to unplanned events. Our partnership with Admiral Lyons and his world-class team will help us make the right product and technology decisions to meet and exceed the most demanding requirements of our DoD customers. I am delighted to welcome Admiral Lyons aboard.”
Posted by Jenna M. Gagne, Office of Alumni Affairs
Originally published at http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/639326