Cartwright Military Selection Board
Angelique X. Irvin, the CEO of Clear Align, has been selected for Congressman Matt Cartwright's Military Academy Selection Board. With over three decades of experience managing fast-growing technology businesses, Irvin brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the board.
The Military Academy Selection Board is essential to evaluating and recommending the next generation of military leaders. The board, composed of diverse individuals with different backgrounds and experiences, aims to identify and recommend the most qualified and deserving candidates for the U.S. Military Service Academies including the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Naval Academy.
Irvin’s defense career began with commercial technology development at AT&T Bell Laboratories, where she played a critical role in launching innovative products. Her efforts contributed to the commercialization of optical modulation technology that grew to a $500 million business in just five years. During her tenure at Bell Laboratories, she also led technology commercialization strategies with the Board of Directors for fundamental innovation, setting the stage for technology ubiquitous today. Irvin's expertise has made her a respected figure in the industry.
Irvin's leadership experience and commitment to service will contribute to the board and support the mission to ensure that the most qualified and deserving students are selected for the U.S. Military Service Academies and bring the next generation of leaders.
In an interview, Irvin expressed her enthusiasm for serving on the board, stating, "It's an honor to be part of Congressman Cartwright's Military Selection Board and to have the opportunity to recommend the next generation of leaders to our Armed Services. I look forward to working with the other board members to ensure we select the most qualified and deserving military leaders."
Irvin's presence on the Board also serves as a reminder of the importance of diversity and inclusion in all areas of leadership, including the military. As a successful Hispanic female business leader, she brings a unique perspective and valuable insights to the board. Her leadership and commitment to service also inspire other women and people of color who may be considering a career in business or public service.
Angelique Irvin's experience in technology commercialization, leadership, and commitment to service make her an excellent choice for the Military Academy Selection Board. Her perspective and insights, gained from her experience leading a successful technology business, will help to ensure that the most qualified and deserving candidates are selected for the U.S. Military Service Academies. We look forward to the outcomes of this important process, and we thank Irvin for her service and leadership in this critical role.