Mr. Alan H. Merbaum,
Senior Associate, Institute of Security Governance,
Defence Security Cooperation University (DSCU), USA

Alan Merbaum is a Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, a global consulting firm. In this capacity, he supports US Government programs in the areas of Security Cooperation, Integrated Air and Missile Defense, and Defense Procurement Policy. Mr. Merbaum joined Booz Allen Hamilton in 2019 as a Senior Associate. He participated on several new business initiatives, and in 2019 supported the US Government Institute for Security Governance (ISG) Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) as a defense industry subject matter expert. Mr. Merbaum currently supports Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) efforts for the Chief, Digital Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO). He serves on the US Delegation to the NATO Industrial Advisory Group (NIAG) and is Vice Chairman of the International Division of the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA). Alan is a special advisor to the US – Ukraine Business Council (USUBC). Prior to joining Booz Allen Hamilton, Mr. Merbaum was employed by Lockheed Martin Corporation for over 34 years. During his career, he was a technical analyst for the Trident II Fleet Ballistic Missile, technical manager for sensor development of the Exo-Atmospheric Re-entry Interceptor Subsystem (ERIS) missile, and a Staff Engineer on the Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile. In 1991, Alan transferred to Tel Aviv where he assumed the role of operations manager supporting the US / Israeli Arrow Missile development. Following the merger between Lockheed and Martin Marietta in 1995, Alan led an initiative acquire an Israeli state-owned defense company. He participated in several Corporate-wide pursuits, including the $4.5B Israel Air Force New Fighter Competition, and assumed the role of territory director for Space Imaging, LLC, a commercial remote sensing company. Upon his return to the United States in 2003, Alan assumed the role of international business development for Integrated Air and Missile Defense. In 2005, Alan became involved with India supporting the MMRCA Fighter competition, and engaged DRDO, the Indian Army and Air Force, and Indian defense concerns (DPSUs) on integrated air and missile defense. Alan was the capture manager for Patriot System Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Sales to Sweden, Poland, Romania, Spain, Germany, and the Netherlands, and the LORAMIDS air and missile defense competition with Türkiye. In 2014, Alan developed relationships in Ukraine, in the areas of Integrated Air and Missile Defense, and high-powered microwave technology. In 2016 Alan received a Letter of Commendation from the US Embassy in Kyiv for producing a paper that proposed a framework for Ukraine’s Defense Industry Reform. Prior to departing Lockheed Martin in late 2018, Alan supported a joint Counter Rockets, Artillery and Mortar (CRAM) development effort with the Israel Defense Research and Development Organization. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Alan was a project engineer for Syska & Hennessy Engineers, a multinational engineering consulting firm in San Francisco, California. Alan was born in Philadelphia, PA. He lived and travelled extensively throughout Europe, Israel, Southeast Asia, and Australia. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tel Aviv University, a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, a Certificate of Business Administration from UC Berkeley, and is a certified Program Management Professional (PMP).