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Charlie McGillis


Charlie McGillis is a dynamic senior executive who has more than 30 years of defense and executive leadership experience.  She is the Founder & CEO of 2 Polaris & Beyond, LLC, who works with clients and partners worldwide on strategy, business development and engagement in the public & private sector, with emphasis on the national security space mission area to accelerate impact to this world and beyond.  She is the Vice President, Public Sector at The Provenance Chain Network and previously served as the Senior Vice President of Government Relations & Strategy at Slingshot Aerospace.

Her broad defense career spanned a wide variety of C-suite leadership positions.  In her last assignment in the United States Air Force, she served as the Director of Intelligence at Fourteenth Air Force (Space) where she led all intelligence for Air Force space forces to provide tailored, responsive, local, and global space effects in support of national and combatant commander objectives.  In other assignments, she served as Deputy Chief of Staff at USSTRATCOM, Deputy Political Advisor at USSOCOM, and Deputy Director of the Commander’s Action Group at NORAD-USNORTHCOM.  She commanded at the squadron level at Air Command and Staff College where she led a multiservice and multinational unit. Following retirement in 2014, she served as a Commercial Integration Cell Consultant, representing seven Commercial Satellite Operators to facilitate better coordination and information sharing with the United States Government.