Adm. Patrick M. Walsh was named vice president of United States Navy and Marine Corps Services for the Government Services business in Boeing Global Services in January 2018. As a new business unit for The Boeing Company, Boeing Global Services seeks to combine services across Boeing’s defense and commercial sectors. In this position, Walsh is responsible for the profit and loss, program execution and coordinated sales generation activities of services to U.S. Navy and Marine Corps customers. Supported platforms include the P-8, V-22, F/A-18 and T-45.
Following a 34-year career, Walsh retired from the Navy in 2012 as an Admiral, last serving as Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, the largest naval force in the world with 180 ships, 2,000 aircraft and 125,000 people. He previously served as Vice Chief of Naval Operations, where he was responsible for national defense requirements and represented department operations, readiness and personnel issues in testimony to Congress. His other notable commands include U.S. Fifth Fleet, Carrier Group Seven/USS John C. Stennis Strike Group and VFA-105.
Walsh served as a naval aviator with more than 4,700 hours of flight time and 750 carrier arrested landings. He flew 77 combat and combat support missions and flew as a member of the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron—the Blue Angels. Prior to joining Boeing, Walsh was senior vice president and general manager of ThreatSPACE (R) of iSightPartners, where he developed an offering of live-fire, cyber crisis-simulation services. After acquisition by FireEye, Inc., he developed a cybersecurity, enterprise readiness framework for commercial partners and government agencies.
Walsh is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a master of arts and doctorate degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He was a White House Fellow in the Office of Management & Budget.