Dr. Chris Walach retired from the U.S. Army in 2008 as a senior Lieutenant Colonel, Battalion Commander and Master Aviator of an Apache Longbow Helicopter unit with two tours of duty in combat. He is a decorated combat aviator with more than 600 combat flight hours. He holds a Master of Science and Doctor of Management (DM) from the University of Maryland, University College. He has been interviewed and appeared on national and international news networks as an expert military analyst and has been interviewed or quoted by numerous global newspapers. His combat unit he commanded during the Iraq War was highlighted in the Google E-Book, Tip of the Spear (Hellfire and Brimstone) and in a 2013 DreamWorks movie. He has holds a FAA commercial helicopter pilot’s license with an instrument rating and is rated in four single and twin-engine advanced military helicopters. He is an inventor, published military writer, business management scholar presenting evidence-based research at two international academic conferences and a former small business owner. Dr. Walach is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and currently serves as the Executive Director of the FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Site, Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS), NUANCE Center at Reno-Stead Airport, and the NIAS Unmanned Aviation Safety Center of Excellence (NIAS-UAS COE).