Chair of the AIAA's UAP Community of Interest and a former Navy lieutenant that reported routine sightings of UAPs while completing training missions off the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Lieutenant Ryan Graves witnessed multiple UAPs during training maneuvers from 2014 to 2015 from New York to Florida off the USS Theodore Roosevelt. New high tech radar and other aircraft controls were picking the objects up on every flight. Graves reported, "These things would be out there all day. Keeping an aircraft in the air requires a significant amount of energy. With the speeds we observed, 12 hours in the air is 11 hours longer than we'd expect." He also noted how they could hover in place, move against the wind, fly at high altitudes, reach hypersonic speeds, do controlled and erratic flight patterns, all without a detectable engine or exhaust plumes.
After leaving duty, Graves served as the Chair of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics UAP Community of Interest. The goal of the committee is "To improve aviation safety by enhancing scientific knowledge of, and mitigating barriers to, the study of Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena." Graves explained, "Most [sightings] will go into an explained bucket at some point. Our primary focus is to apply engineering and scientific effort and energy to the anomalous data set."