March 13th 2017
Vice Admiral Tom Copeman to present our keynote speech at the 2017 EAGLE Users Conference.
Raytheon EAGLE is proud to annouce that Vice Admiral Tom Copeman will be giving a keynote presentation at the 2017 EAGLE Users Conference.
Vice Adm. Copeman graduated from high school in Honolulu, HI after which he attended Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., where he received a bachelorís in Biology in 1981. He joined the United States Navy shortly after graduation and was commissioned April 2, 1982, at Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I. Copeman culminated a 32-year Navy career in the fall of 2014, retiring as a three star Admiral.
Copeman has served aboard cruisers and destroyers in both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. His first assignment was as electrical and main propulsion officer aboard the destroyer USS LEFTWICH. Following his graduation from Surface Warfare Officer School Department Head Course in 1987, he reported aboard the cruiser USS PHILIPPINE SEA as Engineer officer. While assigned to PHILLIPPINE SEA he participated in combat operations in the first Persian Gulf War. Subsequent sea tours led to increasing responsibilities: as executive officer aboard the cruiser USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN and then as commanding officer of the guided missile destroyer, USS BENFOLD.
Copeman commanded the 7 destroyers and frigates of Destroyer Squadron 28 where he deployed for combat operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom in the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON Carrier Strike Group. While ashore he served in a wide variety of staff and command positions including two tours on Capitol Hill representing the US Navy to the US Senate and then subsequently to both the House and the Senate. His distinguished career culminated as the Commander of Naval Surface Forces where he was responsible for the 165 surface warships and the 60,000 Sailors that sailed in them.
Copeman is currently the Vice President of Business Development in Air Warfare Systems at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ.
Copeman also has a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and has completed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI program on National Security Affairs.