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Defense Innovation Scholar

Andrew Yakulis

Major Andrew T. Yakulis is a MSx ‘22 Sloan Fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a National Security Innovation Scholar at the Stanford Gordian Knot Center. He has over 15 years as an active-duty U.S. Army aviation officer, commander and pilot. A selectee for Lieutenant Colonel, he has extensive real-world leadership experience at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels in both combat and administrative environments. Andrew was the Deputy Commander of the premier U.S. Army Research and Development aviation unit that serves the most elite special operations units in the world.  In that role he was the second-in-command for a 250-person organization of military personnel, government civilians and contractors where he was responsible for the oversight of over a $50 million annual budget.  Andrew was the lead for all technology integration where he led an inter-disciplinary team of engineers, pilots, program managers, contracting specialists, and money managers. Andrew is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds a Master of Arts in Defense and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. Following his Stanford graduation, Andrew will be joining the Army Applications Lab in Austin, TX – an Army organization that helps provide non-dilutive funding to tech companies with potential solutions to Army problems.