COL (Ret) David Shank
Senior Fellow for European Affairs and U.S. Army Air and Missile Defense since October 2022
David E. Shank is a U.S. Army veteran with over 30-years of leadership experience, having commanded organizations at the executive level. He led Soldiers from Platoon to U.S. Army Air and Missile Defense Command in garrison and combat environments. As his final assignment, David served as the Commandant to the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery, responsible for doctrine, organizational structure, training, materiel oversight, and leader development. He possesses extensive global operations experience with over 35 nations in complex and dynamic environments. David is recognized in the U.S., European, and Middle Eastern Air and Missile Defense communities for his expertise and contributions. He currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for ORION 360 Consulting, LLC, a firm designed to advise, provide insight and analysis across a myriad of integrated air and missile defense programs, counter-unmanned aerial system programs, initiatives, leader development and training programs.