Jiral Shah is the Deputy Chief of the Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services (EMSS) Program Office within the Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM) Office, assigned to Headquarters United States Space Force, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for delivering COMSATCOM capabilities to support the joint warfighter, federal agencies and international partners. He is known for leading technical and programmatic teams focusing on service delivery, innovative technologies, and developing complex business models.
EMSS is an $800 million global satellite program that provides the Department of Defense, federal and coalition partners with unlimited access to the commercial Iridium constellation, a mesh-network of 66 on-orbit cross-linked satellites, through a dedicated, EMSS controlled gateway.
Prior to this role, Mr. Shah was a lead test engineer at US Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command C5ISR Center, formerly the Communications-Electronics RD&E Center (CERDEC) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. In this role, Mr. Shah lead teams to evaluate and deploy Army’s future portfolio of software defined radios. Additionally, Mr. Shah evaluated SATCOM terminals and modems for Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) certification at the Joint SATCOM Engineering Center (JSEC).
Mr. Shah is a proud veteran of the US Army, where he served as a radio communications engineer.
Mr. Shah has a Masters Degree in Space Systems Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland; and he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C..