HII Mission Technology promotes two execs
Schwartz is new COO; Gentry heads C5ISR biz division
Newport News-based Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc.’s McLean-based Mission Technologies division has promoted Garry Schwartz, formerly a group president, to chief operating officer on June 1. At the same time, the company also promoted Todd Gentry to president of the division’s C5ISR (command, control, computers, communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) business group.
Schwartz joined HII in 2017, according to his LinkedIn profile. He previously led and expanded HII’s largest technology-centric business groups, HII’s Mission Technologies said in a news release. He has also worked in a senior leadership positions at McLean-based Alton Science and Technology, which was acquired by HII in 2021, as well as with Reston-based Fortune 500 contractor Science Applications International Corp. Schwartz retired from the Marine Corps in 2004 after more than two decades, serving as a commissioned officer as well as in the enlisted ranks in multiple combat tours. He has a master’s degree in operations research from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Gentry was previously senior vice president of Mission Technologies’ C5ISR business group. He joined HII in 2019 and has advanced in programmatic and operational leadership roles. Gentry also served as director of the advanced aviation assessment portfolio for the Army Aviation and Missile Command. He also served in various positions in direct support of the U.S. Special Operations Command and its service component commands. Gentry retired from the Army in 2013 after a quarter century.
“To drive growth and opportunity across the division, we continue to optimize business operations and overall performance,” Mission Technologies President Andy Green said in a statement. “Garry and Todd’s proven expertise building large business operations at HII, paired with their long history of success across the defense industry, demonstrates they are the exceptional leaders to support our customers’ missions and help us achieve our growth objectives.”
“I’m excited to continue working with them to expand the division and deliver advanced capabilities to the warfighters,” Green added.