Kristen McBride has been sworn in as a civilian aide to Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth.
Civilian aides are business and community leaders appointed by the secretary to advise and support Army leaders across the country, building partnerships with the civilian communities.
A Huntsville resident, McBride retired from SAIC as vice president for programs and deputy program manager for a $1 billion IDIQ contract that provided system and computer resource engineering services to Army and Department of Defense customers. She also worked for Intergraph Corp. and Sigmatech Corp.
She currently is a part-time senior business counselor for APEX Accelerator at UAH.
McBride earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and a master’s from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
She also volunteers for several organizations supporting soldiers, education and economic development in Huntsville. She has served on the board of the Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau, regional president of AUSA, president of the Rotary Club of Madison and board member of the Huntsville Committee of 100.