David Buss, a retired U.S. Navy vice admiral and former commander of Naval Air Forces, has joined Cubic (NYSE: CUB) as vice president of business strategy for the company’s global defense unit.
Cubic said Wednesday the 36-year Navy veteran will also serve as deputy to Bill Toti, Cubic’s global defense segment president, and will oversee live, virtual and constructive training programs for military customers.
Buss previously worked as deputy commander of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command and as commander of the military service’s Task Force 20, Carrier Strike Group 12 and Attack Squadron 34.
He also led missions onboard the USS Sacramento combat support ship during Operation Enduring Freedom and on the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier between 2003 and 2006.
He also served two terms as a staff member at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and oversaw the branch’s strategic, planning and evaluation activities in Baghdad over a 14-month period.
Buss joined the Navy in 1979 as a commissioned naval flight officer after he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy.