Joel Anderson currently serves as Development Director for Kansas State University within the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Joel has more than 30 years of experience in military, industry and academia. He supported planning and execution of the 2013 Kansas Unmanned Systems conference serving to showcase activity underway in Kansas with respect to the UAS Industry. In addition to supporting Kansas State University activities in the unmanned systems domain, he remains committed to supporting the potentials for economic growth and job creation across the state of Kansas. Prior to joining KSU, Anderson served as a Technical Director and Senior Subject Matter Expert for ManTech International in support of HQMC Intelligence Department and its Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities office and Technology and Innovation Directorate; and as the Director for Mosaic ATM, Inc.’s Autonomous Systems Group. Anderson served in the United States Marine Corps where he rose in rank from Private to Colonel. During his career, he served as an intelligence analyst while enlisted, and as an officer he held military occupational designations as a Marine Air Ground Task Force Intelligence Officer, Imagery Officer, Space Operations Officer, and Acquisition Program Manager and member of the acquisition community while PM-Marine Intelligence Systems for the Marine Corps Systems Command. He held command positions as a Surveillance and Target Acquisition Platoon Commander, Commander of the 2nd Force Imagery Interpretation Unit, and was Commanding Officer Company E. Marine Security Guard Battalion. He served as the Marine Corps Senior Departmental Requirements Officer and as the Imagery and Collections Section Head while serving with the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity; as the Branch Head for HQMC Intelligence Departments Imagery and Geospatial Plans and Policy Branch, and concluded his career as the Chief of Staff for Secretary Gates Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Task Force.