Zachary Mears was Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, leaving in 2016. Later that year he joined Pentagon contractor Battle Memorial Institute as an advisor.
"Zach's expertise will enhance Battelle's ability to anticipate and quickly align with America's national security priorities," Battelle's Senior Vice President for Contract Research said
Deputy Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defense,
Department of Defense
Battelle Memorial Institute