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Admiral (Ret.) Eric T. Olson


Admiral Eric T. Olson (Ret.) has served as a member of the Board of Directors since September 2021. He has been President and Managing Member of ETO Group, LLC since September 2011, where he acts as an independent national security consultant supporting a wide range of private and public sector organizations. From June 2019 to May 2020, Admiral Olson served as Chief Executive Officer of Hans Premium Water, a privately held company.

Admiral Olson retired from the United States Navy in 2011 as a full Admiral after 38 years of military service. He served in special operations units throughout his career, during which he was awarded several decorations for leadership and valor, including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal and the Silver Star. Admiral Olson was the first Navy SEAL officer to be promoted to three- and four-star ranks. Admiral Olson’s career culminated as the head of the United States Special Operations Command from July 2007 to August 2011, where he was responsible for the mission readiness of all Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations forces.

Admiral Olson serves on the board of directors of Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UAA) and is a member of its nominating and corporate governance committee. Admiral Olson also serves on the board of directors of Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) and is a member of its nominating and corporate governance committee. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of Cyber Reliant Corporation, Newlight Technologies, Ocean Aero, Inc. and IP3.

Admiral Olson has served as a director of the non-profit Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Admiral Olson also served on our legacy company’s Advisory Board from December 2016 until joining the Board.

Admiral Olson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1973 and earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School. He is an Adjunct Professor in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.