Retired Army Lt. Gen. L. Neil Thurgood has joined BlueHalo’s board of advisors. Thurgood will advise BlueHalo on strategic initiatives to advance the company’s position as the new alternative prime in the defense and national security market.
Throughout his 37-year military service, Thurgood has fostered collaboration and innovation between the military and industry, helping to advance the Army’s modernization priorities. Most recently, he served as the director for Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space and Rapid Acquisition and the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama.
“I have spent my career focused on providing soldiers the tools and resources they need to complete their mission successfully and return home safely. Serving in a new capacity, I still wake up every day with that same desire to support our soldiers,” Thurgood said of the opportunity to work with BlueHalo. “BlueHalo is developing next-generation capabilities to meet the complex challenges of today and into the future. I’m excited to be a part of this work.”
Thurgood enlisted in the Army in 1983 and was commissioned as an Aviation Branch Officer in 1986. He served in multiple company grade and battalion aviation positions including in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq. Prior to his last role at Redstone, Thurgood served as the director for test for the Missile Defense Agency at Redstone, deputy commanding general in the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, deputy director of acquisition and systems management for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army in Washington, D.C., and program executive officer for Missiles and Space at Redstone Arsenal.
BlueHalo has multiple office across the United States, including two offices in Huntsville.