Aerospace & Defense Committee Co-Chair
Senior Manager, Pacific Region, AUSTAL USA
Michael Little is the Senior Manager Pacific Region for Austal USA – overseeing the company’s commercial and defense interests throughout the Indo-Pacific with a primary focus of providing integration support for Austal USA built Expeditionary Fast Transports (EPF) and Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) into the region. Prior to joining Austal USA, Michael served in various defense-related consultation and leadership roles as the Founder of Pacific Pivot Solutions LLC, Kuok (Singapore) Group, Austal Australia & Middle East and as the General Manager of SES Marine Services Pte Ltd and SES Engineering (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd within the SembCorp Group.
Michael served in the US Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer for 20 years; a career which culminated in overseeing the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command’s fleet maintenance requirements throughout Southeast Asia. Michael’s at sea assignments include Commanding Officer of USS HURRICANE (PC 3) and Commanding Officer of USS PATRIOT (MCM 7). Michael holds degrees from Norwich University, the University of Rhode Island and the United States Naval War College.