Rear Admiral Jesse Wilson (retired)
Jesse Wilson is Director, Navy Maritime Team Lead in U.S. Government Integrated Solutions (USGIS) of the Requirements & Capabilities (R&C) Organization for Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S). RI&S is one of the four businesses of Raytheon Technologies. Jesse supports all Raytheon Intelligence & Space leaders and Naval product lines, their capability generation, and capability gap closure, and is responsible for the company’s strategic relationships and messaging with Naval Senior Leadership. He works closely with Naval, Joint, and International Partners in defining operational requirements, identifying emerging technologies, and providing integrated solutions for the maritime naval domain. Jesse also works closely in developing strategic goals, synchronizing efforts across the four Raytheon businesses, and developing objectives for business growth in both core and adjacent markets.
Prior to joining Raytheon, Jesse was Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic, responsible for the manning, training, and equipping of the 70+ ships of the Atlantic Fleet and Aegis Ashore sites in Romania and Poland. Jesse retired from the U.S. Navy after 33 years of service. His foundational jobs in the operating forces was as a naval surface warfare officer where he commanded Carrier Strike Group Ten/USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER CVN-69 Carrier Strike Group during a combat deployment, Destroyer Squadron Two-Three, and USS HIGGINS DDG-76. Ashore Jesse also served as Director, Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization – Joint Staff J8, and was the Director of the Navy Assessment Division, N81 on the OPNAV Staff.
Jesse is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy (Math), U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (Operations Research), and U.S. Naval War College (National Security and Strategic Studies). He is also a graduate of the Navy Corporate Business School, UVA Darden, and a MIT Seminar XXI Fellow.