Lieutenant General (Ret.) David Melcher is President and Chief Executive Officer of ITT Exelis, a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and information solutions provider. In addition to private-sector experience, Melcher dedicated 32 years of distinguished service in the United States Army. His career was highlighted by troop assignments including battalion and brigade command in Infantry and Armored divisions and high-level military leadership and staff positions. As a General Officer, he served as the Army’s Military Deputy for Budget and Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs in the Pentagon.