Jerry Norris, President

Jerry D. Norris - Mr. Norris is Founder and Co-owner of BATTLESPACE, Inc., a center of excellence for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). As President of BATTLESPACE, Mr. Norris negotiates, supervises, manages, and directs all aspects of the corporate business.

Battlespace, Inc. Is the Majority Member of BATTLESPACE FLIGHT SERVICES, LLC., providing Operational and Maintenance Support for RPAs.

Battlespace, Inc. is the owner of Unmanned Systems Alaska, located in Fairbanks, AK. supporting the University of Alaska's Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration to include managing the Pan-Pacific RPA Test Range Complex, one of the seven FAA RPA Test Sites.

Mr. Norris was appointed Commissioner to the Arlington County Virginia, Economic Development Commission in 1999. He served as Chair of the Commission from 2007 through 2012.

Mr. Norris was a member of the Arlington County Virginia's BRAC Transition Working Group.

Mr. Norris served a term as Chair of the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID).

Mr. Norris was the recipient of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce “Life Time Distinguished Service Award” awarded in July 2017.

Prior to BATTLESPACE, Mr. Norris operated J. D. Norris and Associates, Inc. Providing services at the highest levels of government (USD(A)) and USDA(AT)) and several Congressional committees as well as the Unified and Specified CINCS to codify the Joint Concept of Operations and Systems Architectu

re for the employment of all classes of RPAs. Before Mr. Norris entered the business world, he spent 28 years in Naval Aviation and retired from the Navy as a Navy Captain in mid-1992. Captain Norris's Aviation assignments included, Commanding Officer of Fighter Squadron 51 and Fighter Squadron 124. Served as Executive Officer of the Aircraft Carrier, USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and was Commander of Carrier Air Wing 3 embarked in the Aircraft Carrier USS John F Kennedy. (CV-64). Captain Norris has accumulated over 4,200 flight hours and has 1,035 carrier arrested landings.

Mr. Norris has an BA, Industrial Design/with a Minor in Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, 1964; LLB, Law, LaSalle of Chicago, 1972; Master's Certificate, Strategy and Policy, Old Dominion University, 1990, and Master's Studies in International Studies, Old Dominion University, 1992.


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