Will Metts

National Security Alliance Executive, AWS

Federal Transformation Team

Will Metts is the National Security Alliance Executive, for Amazon Web Services’ Federal Transformation Team. He is responsible for assisting National Security Executives develop cross-organizational solutions through cloud adoption for AWS capabilities.

In this role, Mr. Metts has executive responsibility for the strategic growth of Amazon Web Services’ business portfolio including strategic cloud adoption, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, as well as mission enabling solutions supporting domestic and international customers.

Mr. Metts came to Amazon Web Services following a 30-year career in the United States Navy, retiring with the rank of Rear Admiral and 4 years as Director of Strategy for Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Mission Systems Sector. He brings extensive strategic and operational Department of Defense Operations, CYBER Security and Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance experience. He held a number of key flag officer and operational assignments, most recently as Director for Intelligence, United States Indo-Pacific Command. Previously, he served as deputy director of Tailored Access Operations, National Security Agency, and director for Intelligence, United States Cyber Command. Earlier in his naval career he served as a Surface Warfare officer onboard naval combatants and as an Information warfare officer assigned to Commander, Carrier Strike Group Two onboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

Mr. Metts earned a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering technology from Savannah State University and master’s degrees in command, control, communications, computers and intelligence and in national security studies and strategic planning from the Naval Post Graduate School and the Naval War College, respectively. He also completed the Harvard University Senior Executive Fellows Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Will is an advisory board member for George Mason University’s C4I and Cyber Center and Advisory Board and Executive Committee member of the Fort Meade Alliance.