SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 25, 2012) - LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD), the world's leading provider of long range acoustic hailing devices (AHDs), announced today that it has retained the consulting services of former Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul McHale. Mr. McHale is the president of Civil Support International LLC, (CSI), a consulting firm offering advisory services related to military sales, homeland defense, disaster preparedness and emergency/crisis response. An internationally recognized expert in counterterrorism and homeland defense, Mr. McHale will focus on AHD business opportunities with agencies and organizations inside the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense and Department of Energy.
Mr. McHale served as the first Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense from 2003 to 2009. He also served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 15th district between 1993 and 1999. While in Congress, Mr. McHale was an active member of the House Armed Services Committee. A retired colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve, Mr. McHale served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2007. While in Afghanistan, he was a senior advisor to the Afghan National Police.
"LRAD Corporation's AHDs have proven highly successful in security applications on land and at sea, and in saving lives following natural disasters around the world," remarked Mr. McHale. "LRAD's technology allows incredibly clear verbal communication to listeners at ranges up to 8900 meters. I am honored to assist LRAD in growing its AHD business. Having served in forward operating areas, I can appreciate the importance of LRAD® systems in keeping soldiers and civilians safe."
"We're pleased to have retained CSI's services to assist us in securing greater business from the U.S. government and military," commented Tom Brown, president and CEO of LRAD Corporation. "Paul's extensive background and experience will prove valuable in supporting our efforts to expand our domestic and international business."
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LRAD Corporation is using long range communication to resolve uncertain situations peacefully and save lives on both sides of its proprietary Long Range Acoustic Device®. LRAD® systems are in service around the world in diverse applications including fixed and mobile military deployments, maritime security, critical infrastructure and perimeter security, commercial security, border and port security, law enforcement and emergency responder communications, asset protection and wildlife preservation and control. For more information about the Company and its LRAD systems, please visit www.lradx.com.
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