Lieutenant Commander (Ret.) Larry McIntosh possesses over forty (40) years’ experience in the military helicopter industry in Trinidad and Tobago and the United States of America. He began his career as a helicopter technician in the US Army and went on to become a US Army pilot, achieving the rank of Captain. He served two tours as an Army pilot in Vietnam and was twice awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism in combat. In 1973, he became Lieutenant Commander of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard. During his tenure there, he led the development of the first national (state-owned) helicopter unit in Trinidad and Tobago, which was launched in support of the Defence Force and Police. The unit was later transformed into National Helicopter Services Limited (NHSL).
Commander McIntosh graduated Magna cum Laude with a degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and did post-graduate work at Temple and George Washington Universities. He went on to hold several positions at Boeing Defence and Space Group, Rotorcraft Division, including Manager for Integrated Logistic Support on the US Army Special Operations Chinook Program, and Production Test Pilot on the Royal Air Force Chinook Program.
More recently, he was the Program Manager for the Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard’s AW139 Helicopter Program. He was appointed as a Chairman on the Board of National Helicopter Services Limited in February 2017.