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LEADERSHIP

We are Excellence in Unmanned



Founder and CEO, Russell Julian (U.S. Army Ret.)

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We are Passionate Aerospace Practitioners and Technology Evangelist


TEXAS UASWERX is an FAA Part 135 (Operations) and FAA Part 141 (Training) Certificated Operator and is at the forefront of implementing Standardized Integrated UAS Operations in the National Airspace.




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Kelvin Solco (FAA Ret.), Director of Integration


Served 33 years with the Federal Aviation Administration

  • FAA South West Regional Administrator for 6 years, which included leading over 4,600 aviation professionals in the states of Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and New Mexico
  • As Regional Administrator, worked closely with representatives of the aviation industry, various federal, state and local government agencies, and civic and private interest groups

    Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Prairie View A&W University

  • Registered professional engineer in the State of Texas
  • MBA from LeTourneau University

    Graduate of the Senior Executive Fellows Program at Harvard University.



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    Harold Gibbs, Chief IOT


    Harold Gibbs has been a leader in the developing world of IoT since its infancy and is considered an expert in IoT technologies and corresponding 3G/4G/5G as well as other networks. Harold has served as a lead wireless and IoT Architect, Subject matter expert, engineer and sales executive for top wireless organizations such as Ericsson, Verizon, Sprint and Dell. Most recently Harold has focused his business and technical efforts at developing 5G and IoT solutions in the general space of robotics/autonomy and most specifically in the areas of Drones and UAS. As Sprint IoT Director for Texas in Sept 2019, Harold architected and led Sprint’s and the US’s first 5G Flight and 5G connected Drone delivery at Sprint 5G/IoT/Autonomy Lab at Peachtree Corners, GA. Harold is also President of the non profit 5G Drone Consortium Americas www.5gdronesamericas.com – leading the path to 5G Drone flight and humanitarian causes for drones across the Americas.

  • MBA, Electronic Business, University of Phoenix
  • MIT, IOT Certification
  • Retail, Healthcare and Supply Chain IoT Vertical SME – Verizon 2010 – 2017
  • USAF – Data Center Administrator, US and Korea
  • USAF – Aircraft Weapons Crew Chief – F16, F15
  • USMC – Aircraft Weapons Engineer – Harrier, A4, F4, Cobra


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    Brigadier Gen Robin Akin (U.S. Army Ret.), Sir. Director of Client Relations

    General Akin has over 31 years of service in the United States Army as a Strategic Leader and Logistician. Her diverse duties included that of solider, diplomat and humanitarian with career capstone as Director of Logistics at the United Nations were she provided leadership to over 25,000 personel.

    General Akin is a graduate of The University of Tennessee (Knoxville), Central Michigan University and the U.S. Army War College.



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    Mark Sutton, Director of Training and Flight Operations

    Mark Sutton started flying model airplanes before the first grade, learning to read from planes for models. He built his first analog binary computer as a science fair project in 1967 and later spent 25 years integrating computers for commercial and military applications including flight simulations. When the FAA began the Part 107 certification process he was one of the first to be certified. His vision of the UAS industry is to establish North Texas as the nation's center of excellence in UAS technology.

  • FAA Remote Pilot
  • AMA Member
  • AOPA member
  • sUAS platform designer, builder, system integrator, flight instructor.


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    Ronney Miller, Director of Standardization and Safety

    Served in the United States Army for 6 years

  • UH-60 Blackhawk crew chief with the elite Task Force 160th Special Operations Unit for 2 years
  • As U.S. Government Contractor, served as Lead UAS Pilot, UAS Instructor Pilot, Mission Commander, and Airborne Sensor Operator with over 5,000 flight hours

  • Overseas combat deployments for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Was Lead Test Pilot and Aviation Safety Officer for the University of Maryland UAS test site

  • Instrumental in performing all flight duties for the FAA, DHS and CACI's UAS detection project at Atlantic City International Airport
  • Worked on the University of Maryland NASA UTM flight project, flying various unmanned systems at once, testing the NASA UTM system
  • Current fixed wing commercial pilot with over 1,200 flight hours in various aircrafts

    Professional Aviation System Flight Management degree from Delaware State University

    At Texas UASWERX, Mr. Miller promotes safety, standardization, and training across the entire organization



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