chris Meilhammer

Chris Meilhammer

Chief Operating Officer

Responsible for Tyto Athene’s daily operations including sales, business development, capture, pricing, proposal development, operations, marketing, and engineering teams.

Chris Meilhammer joined the company upon retirement from the United States Marine Corps in 2012 after more than 20 years of honorable service as a telecommunications systems engineering officer. During his tenure with the company, he has held various roles, including Chief Architect, Vice President of Engineering, and Vice President of Sales and Engineering. Chris has more than 25 years of experience designing, acquiring, implementing, and sustaining complex communication systems.

As a Marine, Chris held various positions, including Director of Communications Information Systems, Telecommunications Systems Engineering Officer, and various telecommunications systems planning, engineering, and operations positions. During his last five years on active duty, he served as Program Manager for the Base Telecommunications Infrastructure Program, Marine Corps Systems Command, in Quantico, Virginia. In this role, he managed all Marine Corps’ telecommunications infrastructure globally; leading various teams of more than 2,000 personnel supporting more than $4B in assets worldwide.

Chris holds a TS/SCI security clearance and is Defense Acquisition University Level 3 certified in program management and information technology. He also studied information systems management and acquisition management at the University of Maryland and Naval Postgraduate School.