WASHINGTON — Joseph Dunford, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general and senior managing director of Liberty Strategic Capital, has joined the board of directors of Satellogic, the company announced Feb. 14.

Liberty Strategic Capital, a private equity fund founded by former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, invested $150 million in Satellogic. 

Satellogic, an Earth observation company that provides high-resolution and hyperspectral satellite imagery, recently went public through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC. 

Dunford was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2015 until 2019. He currently also serves on the board of directors of Lockheed Martin Corp.

“General Dunford will offer invaluable perspective and insight as Satellogic works to unlock high-resolution Earth imagery and analytics for governments and businesses worldwide,” said Mnuchin, who also sits on Satellogic’s board as non-executive chairman.

Satellogic, which operates in several countries, has expanded its footprint in the United States to compete in the government market, focusing on defense and intelligence.

“Sub-meter satellite data and analytics can help drive better, more well-informed decision-making across a wide variety of applications,” Dunford said in a statement. “I look forward to partnering with the board and management team to help guide Satellogic on its journey to change the way governments, industries and communities see the Earth.”

Sandra Erwin writes about military space programs, policy, technology and the industry that supports this sector. She has covered the military, the Pentagon, Congress and the defense industry for nearly two decades as editor of NDIA’s National Defense...