Larry New is vice president of Strategic Development and Experimentation for Boeing Phantom Works – a business with industry-leading, networked-enabled capabilities in defense, space and intelligence. In this role, he leads a group responsible for leadership and strategic direction in developing an understanding of future customer capability gaps and potential solutions, developing objectives and strategy for experimentation across Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security businesses, and increasing integration across Phantom Works’ divisions.
Before joining Boeing in January 2009, New served in the U. S. Air Force. Prior to retiring from active duty as a major general on Feb. 1, 2009, he served as Deputy Director for Force Protection, Capabilities, Resources, and Assessments (J8), the Joint Staff. While there, he led the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization, the Joint Requirements Office for defense of weapons of mass destruction, and the Protection Assessment Division.
During his 32-year Air Force career, New also held several key command and staff positions, including Director of Requirements at Air Combat Command and Director of Operations at Air Force Material Command. He also has commanded the 390th Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base (AFB), Idaho; the 57th Operations Group and 57th Test Group at Nellis AFB, Nevada; and the 325th Fighter Wing at Tyndall AFB, Florida.
A command pilot-rated aviator, New has logged more than 3,500 flying hours in numerous fighter and trainer aircraft, including the F-15 and F-16. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Legion of Merit.
New earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and Master of Science degrees from the University of Southern California and the National Defense University. He also completed courses at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the Marshall Center for Security Studies, and the Defense Acquisition University.