MG David Fastabend, USA, Ret.

MG David Fastabend, USA, Ret.

Expertise Areas

  • Army and Joint Innovation, Concepts, Doctrine and Capability Development
  • Profit and Loss (P&L) Management and Leadership
  • Strategic Planning and Enterprise Development
  • Army and Joint Operations
  • Cyber and Intelligence Operations
  • Business Development Process Engineering & Transformation
  • Civil Engineering
  • Strategic Communications


General Fastabend delivers formidable experience as a former Army General Officer and a veteran manager and leader in the defense industry, with significant expertise in Army and Joint innovation, concepts, doctrine and capability development, including operational, cyber and intelligence arenas.

As Vice President and General Manager of Advanced Information Solutions (AIS) in the Exelis (now Harris) Information Systems Division, General Fastabend led a $400M business encompassing 350 programs and 250 pursuits addressing Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) intelligence and cyber requirements, military service high-end professional engineering services, and DoD scientific and engineering technical services.

General Fastabend’s 35-year Army career encompassed tactical military operations, civil works experience in the Corps of Engineers, and strategic leadership in Army capability development, multinational operations in Iraq, and strategic planning at senior joint and Army levels. He is a recognized thought leader on issues of strategy, Army and Joint concept and capability development, and cyber operations.


  • Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Information Solutions, Exelis (now Harris)
  • Director of Strategic Planning and Technology Development, ITT Defense (now Harris)
  • Outside Director, Riverbed Technology
  • Director of Strategy, Plans, and Policy, Headquarters, U.S. Army
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Operations, Multinational Forces Iraq, U.S. Army
  • Deputy Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), U.S. Army
  • Director of Concepts Development and Experimentation, Army Training and Doctrine Command (Army TRADOC), U.S. Army
  • Commander, Northwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


  • Master of Military Art and Science (M.M.A.S.), U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S., U.S. Military Academy