Endeavor Robotics has appointed Eric Rosenbach and Katrina McFarland to its advisory board.

The primary role of the board will be to offer critical and strategic guidance on issues related to national security threats, advancements in unmanned ground robotics and future technology needs of first responders and military personnel, the company said in a statement.

Eric Rosenbach is a former Pentagon Chief of Staff and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Security and Homeland Defense. Prior to his public service, Mr. Rosenbach was a principal for a global management consulting firm where he advised executives on risk mitigation strategies. He currently serves as co-director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Katrina McFarland comes to Endeavor’s advisory board having recently retired from the Department of Defense. McFarland served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, where she was the principal advisor to both the Secretary and Under Secretary of Defense on all matters pertaining to acquisition. Ms. McFarland’s career also included serving as the Assistant Secretary to the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.

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