Aneel "Cramden" Alvares

Air Force

Aneel "Cramden" Alvares

Director, Defense Engagement

Boston, MA

Col Aneel "Cramden" Alvares is the Director of Defense Engagement, Air Force Lead, and Boston Lead at the Defense Innovation Unit. 

His military background includes experience as a B-1 pilot, terminal attack controller, and operational test and evaluation leader, with ground and air combat time in both Iraq and Afghanistan. In his current role, he leads DIU’s Defense Engagement Team in framing new projects by leveraging commercial sector technologies to address priority DoD problems, while also working to engage the greater Boston and east coast innovation ecosystems.

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