Anthony J. Navarra
President of Global Operations
Globalstar

Anthony J. Navarra is president of Global Operations for Globalstar, a provider of mobile satellite services, offering high-quality voice and data communications in 120 countries around the world. He is responsible for Globalstar’s space operations and manages Globalstar’s satellite operations control centers located in California and France. Most recently, he oversaw and directed Globalstar’s $ 1.1 billion program to design, manufacture and launch the world’s first second generation constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites. This program began in 2006 with the initial design of Globalstar’s second generation satellites ensuring a design life of 15 years and culminated in the final successful launch of Globalstar’s four-launch campaign on February 6 of this year. 

Prior to joining Globalstar, Navarra served as marketing vice president at the Rolm MilSpec Computer Division of Loral Corp., responsible for managing the product development of military computers, high speed mass storage device and satellite communication processors. He developed and manufactured the embedded computers and signal processor for the U.S. Department of Defense advanced data processing program on the Airborne National Command Post for the President of the United States, Air Force One, and various fixed, mobile and airborne satellite terminals.

From 1984 to 1987, Navarra worked for TRW in Redondo Beach, Calif., as business area director of satellite terminal development responsible for the antenna technology and development of submarine systems, VHSIC technology based modems for the MILSTAR program and satellite signal processor for the Department of Defense. Prior to that time, Navarra worked for Magnavox Research Laboratories and Government Electronics Company in Torrance, Calif., from 1972 to 1984. 

Navarra holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of San Francisco and Master of Science degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. He received post degree work experience in the theory of Satellite Communications while attending the U.S. Army Signal Corps at Ft. Monmouth, N.J. Navarra has continued post-graduate work at Stanford University in business and management. He continues to provide guest telecommunications courses at the University of San Francisco McClaren Business School and is a member of the USF Telecom Board.

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