A native of Parshall, Colorado, Captain (ret) Roy Rogers, U.S. Navy, graduated from the University of Colorado in 1974 with a degree in Biochemistry. He completed Aviation Officer Candidate School in January 1976, and completed Naval flight training in December 1976.
During his 31 year career in Naval aviation, Captain Rogers served in four different operational squadrons, completing eleven carrier deployments on seven different carriers. His eight years in command included Attack Squadron 145, the U.S. Naval Air Station at Fallon, Nevada, and OSD’s Joint Unmanned Aerial System Test Force, which was the basis for extensive combat UAS Operations with five deployments to the Middle East in 2002-2006.
Captain Rogers has accrued 6300 flight hours and 1120 carrier landings in the A-6 Intruder and FA-18 Hornet, and has experienced combat time in Operations Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Restore Hope, the Balkans, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Captain Rogers retired from active duty in January of 2006 and assumed a position as Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at L-3’s Electronic Systems Group. His focus areas from 2007-2013 were primarily Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Border Security, including numerous pursuits in the International community. He recently transitioned to Corporate/Government consulting specializing in those same areas.