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David H. Buss
Senior Vice President & Corporate Senior Advisor, Cubic Corporation
David H. Buss is the Senior Vice President & Corporate Senior Advisor of Cubic Corporation. Formerly, Buss served as president of Cubic Global Defense (CGD) where he managed the overall CGD business, which spans across more than 35 nations. In this role, Buss was responsible for executing the strategy for Cubic’s defense business, which is focused on identifying and rapidly integrating innovative technologies into defense training systems and services to provide customers with cutting-edge means to ensure the operational readiness of U.S. military and partner nation security forces.
Buss joined Cubic Global Defense as senior vice president and deputy president in June 2015 following more than 36 years of service in the U.S. Navy. He retired from the U.S. Navy in the rank of Vice Admiral after serving for more than two years as Commander, Naval Air Forces (the Navy’s “Air Boss”). During his time as the “Air Boss,” Buss was responsible for all policies, requirements, training and operational readiness for Naval Aviation.
Prior to his role as “Air Boss,” Buss served as the deputy commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia where he was responsible for training and certifying all east coast Navy ships and squadrons as deployment-ready. Other key assignments include command of the USS Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, as well as command of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), the fast combat support ship USS Sacramento (AOE 1), and Attack Squadron 34. Buss ran the Naval Warfare Integration Group, a Pentagon-based strategic think tank and also served for 14 months in Baghdad as director of Strategy/Plans/Assessments for Multi-National Force – Iraq in 2008-09.
Buss graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy in 1978 and has completed executive education at The Wharton Business School. He serves as an outside director on the boards of TechFlow, Inc. and West Pak, Inc. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation.