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Sarcos Robotics Appoints Former SOCOM, Southcom Commanders Eric Olson, Paul Gorman to Advisory Board

Sarcos Robotics has appointed Eric Olson, a former head of U.S. Special Operations Command, and Paul Gorman, a former chief of U.S. Southern Command, as members of the company’s advisory board.

The robotic systems provider said Wednesday Olson and Gorman will work with fellow military veterans David Dunaway and William Owens as well as former Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis in the advisory board.

Sarcos Robotics CEO Ben Wolff said Olson and Gorman will advise the company as it works to develop robotic platforms designed to boost human performance and reduce the risk of injury and death in military and first responder missions.

Olson, currently ETO Group president and managing member, also works as an independent national security consultant.

The retired U.S. Navy admiral and former Navy SEAL served for 38 years in the military, where he was eventually responsible for the mission readiness of special operations forces.

Gorman is a retired U.S. Army general and has served as consultant with the Institute for Defense Analyses and the Defense Science Board.

He has also advocated the development and use of technologies to augment solider performance.

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