Former Deputy Navy Secretary James Geurts Added to Torch.AI Advisory Board

James Geurtsformer Assistant Secretary of the US Navy and former Wash100 Price recipient, joined the advisory board of artificial intelligence-based software company Torch.AI.

He brings more than three decades of experience in the military and in managing the Navy’s $148 billion in annual funding for research, development, acquisition, production, contracting and sustainment. power, Torch.AI said Tuesday.

Geurts’ career also includes time as an acquisition manager for Special Operations Command, chief operating officer and chief executive officer at the Department of the Navy, and commissioned officer in the Air Force.

“It focuses on the end user and how you innovate at the department level to enable the system to deliver to the combatant. I am incredibly excited to be working with Hondo to accelerate and operationalize data using AI for the Department of Defense,” said David Kervin, CEO of Torch.AI Federal, of Guerts.

Former Navy official awarded Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 Price 2020 in recognition of his efforts in leading the Navy’s approaches to acquiring technology and innovating with industry. As Assistant Secretary of the Services Branch for Research, Development, and Acquisition, he was responsible for Navy and Marine Corps equipment procurement programs.

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