Kevin Merrigan

Senior Advisor

Former Vice President, Department of Defense Business Development, General Dynamics Corporation

Kevin Merrigan is a consultant specializing in advisory related to the U.S. Department of Defense, with an emphasis on tactical wheeled vehicles and C4ISR including Cyber, AI, and Electronic Warfare.

Kevin retired from General Dynamics Mission Systems in January 2019 following a very successful 12-year career. During his time at General Dynamics he held multiple key leadership positions including Vice President of Business Development for the Department of Defense market. His responsibilities included developing strategies that create new business opportunities and supporting existing DOD programs. He was responsible for overseeing everything from strategy development through program win and customer engagement. Prior to this, Kevin was Vice President and General Manager of a $500M per year Battle Management Systems line of business, responsible for the overall executive management of complex command and control and information systems for the U.S. military. Programs Under His Leadership Included The Army’s Command Post Of The Future (CPOF), Prophet Enhanced Tactical Signals Intelligence System, Tactical Airspace Integration System (TAIS), Consolidated Product Line Management, The US Marine Corps Combat Operations Centers (COC) And Common Aviation Command And Control Program (CAC2S) And USSOCOM’s Ground Mobility Vehicle, as well as others.

Kevin joined General Dynamics in 2006 following a distinguished 24-year career as an Army infantry and special operations officer. A recognized and trusted leader, he directed counter-terrorism missions for the commanding general in Afghanistan. His final assignment was with the U.S. Army Training Doctrine Command (TRADOC) overseeing the integration of battle command systems from the soldier, to the platform, to the command post.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in General Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1982. Kevin is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and holds a master’s degree in National Security Studies from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.