“We are privileged to have Blaine on our advisory team. Throughout his impressive military service as a general officer in the Air Force and as a business leader, he has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and innovation. His aerospace industry background, access to emerging technologies, and network of relationships around the globe will be a major asset to our company,” stated Keith Duffy, CEO of Xeriant.
As Director of Logistics for the U.S. European Command (EUCOM), General Holt was charged with implementing U.S. political-military strategy, directing logistical operations within the European Theater for the Department of Defense, which included coordinating the movement of U.S. forces, equipment and supplies throughout the region. He was unanimously voted as Chairman of the NATO Multinational Logistics Coordination Center (MLCC) for NATO members and all partnership nations, the first U.S. General to hold the two-year post in the history of NATO and was designated by the Supreme Allied Commander Europe as his “#1 strategist,” becoming one of the top ten logistics leaders in the Department of Defense. At the Pentagon, he was Director of the Commander’s Action Group (CAG) to the Air Force Secretary and Air Force Chief of Staff, leading a senior executive team across multiple disciplines to develop, plan and coordinate events and communications. His command experience includes the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing, stationed in Kyrgyz Republic, and the 16th Airlift and 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadrons. As a command pilot, he logged over 3,900 flight hours, more than 300 in combat, on the Boeing C-17A, the Lockheed C-141B Starlifter, the Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker, the Northrop T-38A Talon and the Cessna T-37, receiving two air medals.