Ken Myers, former director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, has joined Arlington, Va.-based government logistics service contractor PAE as president of the company’s national security solutions business unit.
PAE said Monday Myers will oversee the NSS unit that PAE created in 2015 from its January 2015 acquisition of the former USIS global security and solutions business and June 2015 buy of A-T Solutions.
Myers led DTRA for seven years and concurrently served as chief of the U.S. Strategic Command’s center for combating weapons of mass destruction.
At DTRA, he led the agency’s efforts to eradicate chemical weapons stockpiles in Libya and Syria and also oversaw the agency’s response to the 2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
He helped manage a $2 billion research-and-development portfolio for his role at Stratcom.
“Ken brings unique insight and extraordinary leadership experience in highly technical environments to this role, ” said PAE CEO John Heller.
Myers is the fourth-longest tenured official to serve in both DTRA and Stratcom WMD center leadership roles, according to the agency.
Prior to DTRA, Myers led a team responsible for arms sales and control treaties and legislative strategy development for nominations and legislation during his time as a senior staff member on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
PAE’s NSS unit has nearly 3, 000 employees to comprise nearly one-fifth of the company’s total workforce and provides biometric and forensic analysis and operations, identity management support and training services to national security customers.