SALT LAKE CITY and BELLEVUE, Wash. – May 9, 2018 – Sarcos®Robotics, a global leader in the production of robots that combine human intelligence and dexterity with the strength, endurance and precision of machines to improve efficiency and reduce occupational injuries for complex or non-repetitive tasks, today announced that General William M. Fraser III, former Commander of the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), has joined the company’s Advisory Board.
During General Fraser’s 40 years of service he held a variety of demanding command and staff positions landing at the pinnacle of the United States Military as one of nine Combatant Commanders. As Commander of USTRANSCOM, he served as the single manager responsible for global air, land and maritime transport for the Department of Defense. Prior to his assignment with USTRANSCOM, General Fraser was Commander, Air Combat Command, the 34th Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force and Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. General Fraser has extensive wartime, contingency, and humanitarian relief operational experience, and he has numerous awards and decorations which include the Defense Distinguished Service Medaland the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal. General Fraser is currently a Senior Fellow for the National Defense University in support of the Pinnacle, Capstone and Keystone programs.
“General Fraser’s vast experience will provide us with key insights into how we can best serve the needs of the U.S. Air Force, as well as the needs of our international allies, as they deploy force multiplying robots that augment humans intended to increase productivity and decrease injuries,” said Ben Wolff, chairman and CEO, Sarcos. “With General Fraser joining other key leaders on our Advisory Board from the Army, Navy, Special Operations Command and the public safety community, I believe we have an unparalleled opportunity as an innovative small business defense contractor to save lives and reduce injuries affecting the men and women that serve our country.”
General Fraser is a distinguished graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering technology. He also earned a Master of Science degree in management information systems from the University of Northern Colorado.
“I am a firm believer in Sarcos’ vision of deploying robotic systems that augment, rather than entirely replace humans,” said Fraser. “By having a human-in-the-loop, we get the best of both worlds – human wisdom, judgment and instincts combined with the strength, endurance and precision of machines. I am excited to work with the innovative team at Sarcos and my fellow Advisory Board members to make this vision a reality in the near future.”
For more information about Sarcos, their leadership team, board of directors and Advisory Board, visit https://www.sarcos.com/company/