Sarcos Robotics Bolsters Defense Business with Appointments of Admiral (Ret.) Michael Rogers and Lt. General (Ret.) Stephen Lanza to New Roles

SALT LAKE CITY and BELLEVUE, Wash. – March 5, 2019 – Sarcos Robotics, a global leader in the production of robots that augment humans to enhance productivity and safety, including full-body, powered exoskeletons for industrial and military applications, today announced the appointment of Admiral (Ret.) Michael S. Rogers, former Director of the National Security Agency and Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, to the Sarcos Strategic Advisory Board, and the appointment of Lieutenant General (Ret.) Stephen Lanza, former Army I Corps Commander, as Senior Vice President, Defense.

“The appointments of Admiral Rogers and Lt. General Lanza to these new roles substantially enhance our ability to anticipate and meet the needs of our government customers, with a keen focus on the cyber security of our deployed systems and the opportunity to enhance the safety, productivity and efficacy of our service members,” said Ben Wolff, chairman and chief executive officer, Sarcos.

Before his retirement, Rogers oversaw the U.S. Cyber Command and was the 17th director of the National Security Agency. Rogers also served as intelligence director for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Pacific Command. He graduated from both the National War College and the Naval War College. He is also a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI Fellow, Harvard Senior Executive in National Security alumnus and holds a Master of Science in National Security Strategy.

 “Sarcos is uniquely positioned to address the needs of both industrial and government customers with its innovative robotic systems that augment human performance,” said Rogers. “I look forward to working with Sarcos’ management team and the other distinguished strategic advisory board members to ensure Sarcos’ systems meet the security requirements of both the public and private sectors.”

Lt. Gen. Lanza, who also serves on Sarcos’ Strategic Advisory Board, previously held numerous senior command assignments, including I Corps commanding general and commander of the 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Lanza has received numerous awards and decorations, including the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. Lanza also served as a National Security Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Lanza graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, the United States Army Command and General Staff College and the School for Advanced Military Studies. He also earned a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Science in National Security and Strategic Studies from the National War College.

 In this newly created role, Lt. Gen. Lanza will lead Sarcos’ defense business, with a primary focus on military applications for Sarcos’ full-body, battery-powered exoskeleton which will be commercially available next year.

“I am honored to join the Sarcos executive team,” said Lanza. “I have experienced first-hand the innovative products and technologies that Sarcos has developed. They represent a meaningful opportunity to create an advantage over our near-peer competitors, and I look forward to raising awareness among the defense community that these technologies have evolved from science fiction concepts of the past to products that are deployable now.”

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Sarcos Robotics is the world’s leader in mobile, dexterous, tele-operated robots that combine human intelligence, instinct and judgment with robotic strength, endurance and precision to augment worker performance. Leveraging more than 25 years of research and development, Sarcos makes revolutionary robotics products designed to save lives, reduce injury and improve productivity, including the Sarcos® Guardian™ SGuardian™ GT, and Guardian™ XO™. Sarcos is revolutionizing a myriad of industries by deploying robots that will create the safest, most productive and cost-effective work force in the world. Sarcos’ investors include Caterpillar, GE Ventures, Microsoft, and Schlumberger. Sarcos is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, with additional offices in the Seattle area. For more information please visit