Bob Girrier Named Vice President, Global Development Oversight and Joint Integration at Cypress International; David D. Halverson quoted
United States Navy Veteran Bob Girier was named vice president for global trends, joint integration and autonomy at International Cypress.
Retired Rear Admiral Girrier took office on April 1. In his new role, he will be responsible for expanding the company’s global footprint and leading strategic planning efforts.
David D. HalversonCEO and President of Cypress, highlighted Girrier’s nearly four decades of leadership experience.
“[Girrier’s] demonstrated expertise in applying new technologies and innovation to growing global security challenges is a great addition to the Cypress team.
Girrier served 18 years in the Navy as a surface warfare officer, commanding two carrier battle groups, global mine warfare operations and a destroyer squadron, as well as a destroyer and a mine countermeasures vessel. During this period, he gained experience in integrated air and missile defense in addition to strike, anti-submarine and anti-surface combat.
He also organized and oversaw the Navy’s first office focused on the design, prototyping, and testing of maritime unmanned, airborne, surface, and submarine systems. In addition, he brings to Cypress his knowledge of joint operations through his roles as Deputy Commander Pacific Fleet and Director of Operations Pacific Command.
Since 2020, Girrier has been a senior researcher in the China and Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Division at the Center for Naval Analysis. Prior to joining Cypress, he spent three years as CEO and President of Pacific Forum. The non-profit research institute focuses on foreign policy and its team of analysts offers updates on political, security and strategic events in the Indo-Pacific arena.
The former rear admiral also co-authored editions of seven different naval instructional texts such as the third edition of Fleet tactics and naval operations and the sixth and seventh editions of command at sea.
Girrier’s deep knowledge base in international affairs and naval protocol will be an asset as he leads the global trends, joint integration and self-reliance segment for Cypress, which offers consulting services. mainly to customers of the Ministry of Defence.