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Jonathan Daniels

Jonathan Daniels is the CEO of the Praxis Aerospace Cluster (PACI), a family of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) headquartered in southern Nevada. PACI provides practical solutions for multi-modal (ground-air-sea-industrial) response robot systems and infrastructure. Mr. Daniels has been the President of the Nevada AUVSI Chapter since 2016. He is a performance–driven professional unmanned systems (UxS) innovator, consultant, professor and research roboticist. Mr. Daniels is the Membership Secretary for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Committee and the 2018 Subcommittee Chair for F38.03, Personnel Training, Qualification and Certification. A recognized industry expert, he is a member-at-large on the ANSI Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative (UASSC) Steering Committee and the ASTM International/National Fire Protection Association Joint Working Group. Mr. Daniels is the Steering Committee Chairman for AUVSI’s Trusted Operator Program ™, a critical effort for remote pilots and training organizations to demonstrate reliability, safety, professionalism and trust in the UAS industry. He is a member of the AUVSI Strategic Task Force, and was Vice-Chair of the AUVSI Chapter Council from 2018-2019. Mr. Daniels represented ASTM on the Remote ID and Tracking ARC in 2017. He is a voting member of the UAS in Controlled Airspace Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). Mr. Daniels is the Airport Manager for the Searchlight Airpark. He had was the proposal manager for the highly successful Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) bid and, as inaugural Technical Director, the establishment of an FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site within the State of Nevada. Mr. Daniels organized, programmed, trained, maintained, operated, employed and directed manned and unmanned reconnaissance equipment, teams and detachments during over 23 years of combined enlisted and officer experience as UAS pilot/sensor operator, aviator, project manager, tactics specialist and operations analyst. . Mr. Daniels retired from the Army as a field grade warrant officer in 2012.