Aaron Hankins is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Leonardo DRS’ Land Systems line of business. The business offers a broad range of military products and integrated systems in the areas of reconnaissance and surveillance, survivability and lethality, and heavy manufacturing assembly/maintenance of both manned and unmanned ground platforms.
Aaron joined Leonardo DRS in 2004, and previously held leadership roles of increasing responsibility, including Senior Program Manager, Director of Programs, Vice President of Programs, Vice President and Site Manager, and Vice President and General Manager of DRS’ Advanced Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance business unit.
Prior to joining Leonardo DRS, Aaron spent 10 years with The Boeing Company as a Systems Engineer and Flight Test Engineer on various F/A-18 programs. During his tenure with Boeing, Aaron also served as an United States Marine Corps (USMC) Captain during a one-month deployment with MCAS Beaufort’s VMFA (AW)-332 squadron, in support of the first operational use of the F/A-18D Advanced Tactical Air Reconnaissance System (ATARS), as part of Operation Allied Force.
Aaron holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering degree from Missouri University of Science & Technology.