L-3 Corporation
Home | Contact Us | Suppliers | Employee Information
Division Home
Home | About Us | Leadership Team
Leadership Team

LUKE D. SAVOIE | VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER

Luke D. Savoie first joined L3 ForceX in 2009 as President of ForceX, Inc. and worked as a senior executive for six years growing ForceX. In 2015 he was Director of Foreign Military Sales at Sierra Nevada Corporation, running multiple aircraft production lines, including the AZQ. Mr. Savoie returned as the Vice President and General Manager after L3 aquired ForceX. He heads the L3 ForceX leadership team and drives the strategy on all new business initiatives.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Savoie was an instructor pilot in the U.S. Air Force. He has over eight years of Air Force Special Operations Command experience as an AC-130U gunship Aircraft Commander and Instructor Pilot for U-28As. He was the Chief of Research and Development (R&D) for the 319th Special Operations Squadron and created the first-ever operational R&D program at the tactical unit level. He has served in many combat deployments in the Global War on Terrorism. He holds fourteen Air Medals and the Bronze Star.

Mr. Savoie graduated from the United State Air Force Academy in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in general sciences, emphasis on computer science, and a minor in philosophy. He earned his Executive Master of Business Administration from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2015.


COURTNEY H. SMITH | SENIOR DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND ETHICS OFFICER

Courtney H. Smith is the Senior Director of Operations and Ethics Officer for L3 ForceX, where she drives the operational management and strategic planning for the company.

Ms. Smith provides advice to senior leadership on the company’s legal and regulatory affairs, ethics and compliance programs and corporate governance activities. She also oversees day-to-day operating activities, including contracting, export compliance, human resources, information technology, security and facilities.

Prior to this role, Ms. Smith was an attorney at the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz, P.C. in Nashville, Tennessee, focusing on public contract law and intellectual property litigation. She has published articles on topics involving small business contracting and intellectual property.

Ms. Smith holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Vanderbilt University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Belmont University, with an emphasis in history and Spanish language.


CRAIG WALKER | DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Craig Walker is the Director of Business Development for L3 ForceX.

Prior to joining L3 ForceX in October 2016, Mr. Walker served over 26 years as an instructor pilot and evaluator pilot in the U.S. Air Force. He has over 20 years of Air Force Special Operations Command experience in the AC-130H, AT-6B and CV-22. He is a graduate of the Air Force Weapons School and served as the commander of the 14th Weapons Squadron, Vice Commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing and a deployed Task Force Commander. He has served in key staff positions at Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, the United States Air Force Airstaff and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He has served in many combat deployments and holds two Distinguished Flying Crosses (both with Valor), four Air Medals, five Aerial Achievement Medals and two Legions of Merit.

Mr. Walker graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems in 1990. He earned his Master of Science in aerospace science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in 1999, a Master of Military Operational Art and Science from the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College in 2003, a Master of Operational Studies from the U.S. Marine Corps School of Advanced Warfighting in 2004, a Master of Strategic Studies from the Marine Corps War College in 2010 and completed the Harvard Manage Mentor Program in 2016.


TIM HARRISON | DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, SENSOR SOLUTIONS

Tim Harrison is the Director of Business Development, Sensor Solutions for L3 ForceX. He drives the integration of L3 ForceX system solutions into L3 products.

Prior to joining L3 ForceX, Mr. Harrison was with DRS Technologies. Most recently, he led business development for DRS’s Advanced ISR Division, responsible for advanced electo-optic, electronic warfare, and communications system sales to the U.S. Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and international customers. Before DRS, Mr. Harrison worked in Boeing’s renowned Phantom Works division where he was responsible for projects related to advanced electro-optic surveillance, targeting and weapons systems.

Mr. Harrison served for 13 years in the United States Navy and Special Operations Command in both active duty and reserve billets at Special Boat Team 12, Naval Special Warfare Group 3 and onboard the USS Reasoner (FF-1063). Born in Newport, Rhode Island, he earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia in environmental science.


MATT STEARN | DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Matt Stearn is the Director of Business Development for L3 ForceX, where he drives strategy and strategic growth initiatives.

Prior to joining the L3 ForceX Team, Mr. Stearn was a successful entrepreneur with multiple startups; he raised significant amounts of capital and grew the businesses to multi-million dollar operations.  Matt has been featured in a number of newspaper, magazine and television articles due to his success with previous ventures.  Mr. Stearn also held key positions in the Telecom industry with Motorola and Calix Inc., where he focused on Business Development, Marketing, Sales and Program Management opportunities. 

Mr. Stearn served in the U.S. Air Force as a Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) supporting the 10th Mountain Division at Ft. Drum, New York. Later, he served as an elite Combat Controller (CCT) with the 123rd Special Tactics Team for the Air Force Special Operations Command where he was a qualified HALO jumper, Military Scuba Diver, communications expert and an FAA-rated Air Traffic Controller.  Mr. Stearn has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Management, a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) and several Executive Education courses from U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business.  He also has a current Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and is skilled in the Six Sigma principles with a Green Belt rating. 


DAVID COTHAM | DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING

David Cotham is the Director of Engineering for L3 ForceX, where he coordinates consistent delivery of high quality programs, while managing technically complex opportunities.  He directs the day-to-day delivery activities for the software, project, quality and systems engineering teams.

Prior to joining L3 ForceX, Mr. Cotham held l technology leadership roles across several industries for Fortune 500 companies. Recently, he was the VP of Development and Support for SPPLUS.  Mr. Cotham also held similar positions with Deloitte, Willis, Cracker Barrel and Bridgestone during his twenty years of tenure as a technology leader.

Mr. Cotham graduated from Nashville State Community College with a major in management information systems and minor in computer accounting.