GAITHERSBURG, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Roboteam Inc., the leading global provider of tactical ground robotic systems and controllers for Defense, Law Enforcement and Public Safety missions, today announced the appointment of Retired Lieutenant General Charles T. Cleveland to its Board of Directors. In his position, LTG(R) Cleveland will advise Roboteam on the development of advanced and effective unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that will further support the mission of the Warfighter.
“I am proud to be a part of this great organization, as well as helping guide their predominantly Veteran team, to build systems that aid our servicemen and women across the globe,” said Lieutenant General Cleveland, Board of Directors, Roboteam, Inc. “The evolving nature of threats to our armed forces require agility, innovation and responsiveness – all which Roboteam provides and is reflected all the way down to the soldiers on the battlefield.”
Prior to joining Roboteam, LTG(R) Cleveland served as the three-star Commanding General of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command as well as was Commander of Special Operations Command-Central, which is responsible for special operations through the Middle East and Central Asia. At Roboteam, he will provide direction on the advancement of tactical ground robotics as well as counsel the leadership team as they expand their customer footprint.
“We are shaping the Roboteam board with highly qualified military leaders that will guide our operations and innovation to address the dynamic threats, environments and unexpected challenges that face the Warfighter,” said Heidi Shyu, Chairman of the Board. “Lieutenant General Cleveland’s extensive experience with military strategy and Special Operations will inspire our specialty engineers to build next-generation robotics suited for these exact challenges.”
LTG(R) Cleveland’s previous roles included serving as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, as well as Commander of 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) where he led the initial invasion into northern Iraq and successfully commanded a force of over 70,000 U.S. and Kurdish fighters. In addition, LTG(R) Cleveland is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point and is currently the Senior Mentor to the Army War College. He retired from the U.S. Army in August 2015.
Roboteam designs, develops and manufactures cutting edge, user-oriented, multi-purpose, unmanned platforms and controllers for Defense, Law Enforcement and Public Safety missions. Today, Roboteam is a global operation with offices in the US and Israel serving a wide spectrum of customers with several lines of products. We created a line of lightweight, fast deployable unmanned ground systems that deliver technological and functional breakthroughs for tactical purposes with unmatched reliability. Among our customers, one can find top units within the US Military, Special Forces, EOD units and SWAT teams as well as other elite units around the globe. Roboteam’s flexible architecture permits a fast development of products, supported applications and core technologies. We pride ourselves on being engineers, inventors, and close to our customers and end-users.