General Ronald Keys joins SPA Board of Directors

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., (SPA) is pleased to welcome General Ronald Keys (USAF, Ret.), to the SPA Board of Directors. Gen. Keys spent 40 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as the commander of Air Combat Command and the Air Component Commander for U.S. Joint Forces Command. As the ACC Commander, Gen. Keys was responsible for organizing, training, equipping and maintaining combat-ready forces for rapid deployment and employment. Through his Air Force career, Gen. Keys commanded at all levels of Air Force leadership, was the first commander of the Air Force Doctrine Center and was a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours.

"General Keys brings extensive experience in the DoD acquisition process, security, unmanned aerial systems, irregular warfare, cyber, organizational management, military operations and wargaming strategies," said Dr. William Vantine, SPA CEO and President.

Gen. Keys has consulted for SPA for several years providing operational context for work SPA has done for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and for pilot experience-level studies SPA has done for Air Combat Command. "General Keys is a great addition to the SPA Board of Directors and I am very much looking forward to working with him moving forward. His experience will be invaluable as we provide world-class support to our current clients and explore new opportunities," Dr. Vantine said.

In addition to his ownership of RK Solution Enterprises, LLC, Gen. Keys is the Chair of CNA's Advisory Board on DoD Energy and Climate Change; member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board; member of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Board of Trustees; and member of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition's National Security Advisory Council.

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Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. provides timely and objective analysis and integrated technical, operational, programmatic, policy, and business solutions in support of important national objectives. SPA's distinguished reputation for over 45 years is based on high caliber work supporting national security and national defense customers. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, we have offices and personnel around the country. We also provide services directly to Australia and Canada and indirectly to the UK through U.S. agreements. Our employees have expertise in an array of domains including: Air, Surface, and Undersea Warfare and Operations, Nuclear Deterrence, Safety, and Security, Radar and Sensor Systems, Ballistic Missile Systems, Integrated Air and Missile Defense, Department of Defense Acquisition Processes, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Systems, Unmanned Systems, Space Systems, Improvised Threats and Analytic Software Development. To learn more about SPA, please visit and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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