HOWARD (HOWIE) R. LIND
Howard Lind is serving as the President and Executive Director of the International Stability Operations Association that represents private sector companies and non-governmental organizations, who work in fragile states around the world. Previously, Mr. Lind served as the Chief Operating Officer for Matlock & Associates, a woman-owned small business, specializing in engineering, construction, and logistics. He previously served as a Washington DC representative for the Fluor Government Group in which he represented Fluor to many government organizations in the Washington DC area regarding Fluor’s work in the middle east and central Asia.Read More
Prior to joining Fluor, Lind served in the Departments of Defense and State in the offices of Iraq and Afghanistan reconstruction from 2003 to 2007. He began with the Coalition Provisional Authority at the Pentagon in support of the US Ambassador to Iraq, Paul Bremer. Lind then worked in the State Department’s Near East Affairs / Iraq Office (Secretariat for Political Affairs) for the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office.
Following that assignment, Lind served again in the Pentagon in the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA-ALT) as Deputy Director for the Iraq Project and Contracting Office which was responsible for overseeing the $21 billion Iraq Reconstruction Program for DoD.
Mr. Lind began his professional career as a US Naval Officer. After a 20-year career, he retired at the rank of Commander having served in an array of leadership and technical assignments aboard five Navy ships of the line and at Navy installations worldwide. Mr. Lind received a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School.
ISOA FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT EMERITUS
Mr. Brooks advocates for effective utilization of private sector services in fragile environments and is a specialist in African security issues. He has written extensively on the regulation and constructive uses of the private sector for international stabilization, peacekeeping, and humanitarian missions.
Mr. Brooks has testified before the U.S. Congress, South African Parliament, appeared on numerous TV and radio programs including the BBC, CBS News, NBC News, Fox News, CNN International, National Public Radio, Voice of America, SABC in South Africa and the Lehrer News Hour. Mr. Brooks has been an Adjunct Faculty member at American University and an Academic Fellow and Research Associate with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), Johannesburg He has also lectured at Georgetown University, and Inter-American Defense College at Ft. McNair.
ISOA Board of Directors
The ISOA Board of Directors is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the association and overseeing the association’s activities implemented by the staff, to ensure that programs align with the organization’s mission and strategic goals. Board members are volunteers and represent a broad range of organizations from the stability operations industry.
CEO - Patriot Group International, Inc.
Greg Craddock has served as Chief Executive Officer of Patriot Group International, Inc. (PGI) a global expeditionary mission support services firm, for the past six years. As CEO, Greg provides strategic vision and direction to the organization and provides operational leadership to ensure that the company delivers consistent, outstanding services to customers while achieving its financial goals. Under his leadership, PGI has grown exponentially and has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing privately owned companies in the United States, Virginia, and Washington DC region in 2014 and again in 2015. PGI was also recognized by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce as recipient of the 2014 Vanguard Award for top business growth in the state. During this period of exceptional growth, PGI has also won supplier excellence recognition from Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and a number of other government contracting companies.Read More
Before joining PGI, Mr. Craddock served as an Anti-terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) consultant to the US government and managed sensitive programs worldwide. Prior to his time as a consultant, Mr. Craddock served in the Intelligence Community and was among the first personnel on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq. During his time with the U.S. Army, Mr. Craddock served as a Ranger and Special Forces Soldier.
Mr. Craddock brings unique and practical perspective to ISOA, representing the mission support services business segment, and small business interests generally to the organization. He currently serves on the Ferrum College Business Advisory Board.
Vice President - VxL Enterprises
Michelle Quinn is Vice President of VxL Enterprises, a Veteran Owned Small Business providing stability, security, and training solutions around the world for the Department of State, Department of Defense, and others. At VxL, Michelle leads efforts to support these critical USG missions, by establishing relationships with the USG, security industry partners, and other organizations in both the U.S. and abroad.Read More
Prior to her time with VxL, Michelle also served as Vice President of International Programs at A-T Solutions (now PAE); Operations Manager for TEDAC (a multi-agency Counter-Terrorism program operating out of the FBI Lab in Quantico, Virginia); and Manager of Operations and Training for the WPPS/WPPS II Program at DynCorp International. At these organizations, Michelle focused on stabilization missions, Counter-terrorism initiatives, and police/military training needs.
Michelle also worked for several years on Capitol Hill, supporting House Congressional Committees on the issues, needs, and funding of USAID, IMF, World Bank, and other entities; and in the Executive Branch of the U.S. government, at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Michelle holds a B.A. from The College of William and Mary, and an MBA from the University of Mary Washington. She is a member of Women in International Security, the Harvard Business Review Advisory Board, and local charitable organizations in Fredericksburg, Virginia. As a member of the Board of ISOA, Michelle is committed to increasing ISOA membership and participation, by engaging both the many small security/training companies, and women, who work in the ISOA space and can contribute greatly to the ISOA mission.
President - New Century, US
Scott Jacobs the President of New Century US. New Century US (NCUS) is a global leader in building host nation law enforcement, military capacity and institutional reform. NCUS delivers programs that train vetted and approved civilian organizations on a range of policing tactics and security sector reform to enhance their ability to detect and dismantle criminal networks.Read More
Prior to joining New Century US, Scott Jacobs has 27 years of management and leadership experience at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). From 2005-2008, he served as an Executive Assistant Director in charge of the Combating Terrorism Directorate, NCIS, overseeing all terrorism investigations and operations impacting Navy and Marine Corps personnel and assets worldwide.
Among his many accomplishments, Scott is credited with streamlining suspicious incident reporting processes and overhauling vulnerability assessments to better secure forces and critical infrastructure. He led efforts to create tools in order to quickly disseminate threat-based information to domestic and foreign law enforcement partners and expanded NCIS’ overseas presence in support of the Navy’s maritime strategy. In partnership with the FBI, he created the first multi-agency maritime security training program for federal law enforcement personnel.
In 2008, Scott served as acting director of the DoD counterintelligence efforts. As the principal advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, he managed CIFA’s counterintelligence efforts in addition to directing the day-to-day operations. After retiring from the Federal government in 2009 he has worked in the private security sector, overseeing the management and leadership of a number of programs with emphasis on force protection, access control solutions, data fusion and analysis.
Senior Vice President and Co-Founder - FSI Worldwide
Nick Forster is the Senior Vice President and Co-Founder of FSI Worldwide, an international leader in ethical recruitment and labor solutions. Based in FSI's newly established office in Washington, DC, Nick engages directly with policy makers and industry to address labor trafficking challenges in government and private sector contracting and operations, as well as developing effective commercial solutions that protects employers, employees, and clients.Read More
Nick has spoken at the UN General Assembly Dialogue on Migration and regularly speaks at UN conferences and workshops as a subject matter expert on human trafficking and labor migration. Nick holds multiple degrees in international business and languages and has amassed over 15 years experience in business consultancy and entrepreneurial ventures.
FSI was originally founded to protect former Gurkha soldiers from becoming victims of debt bondage and corrupt recruitment practices in Nepal. FSI, headquartered in Dubai and with offices in 12 countries worldwide, now recruits from across the full skill spectrum as well as providing extensive support services.
VP Expeditionary Logistics Business & VP of Business Development for GLSO - PAE, Inc.
Darryle currently serves in two positions: Vice President of PAE’s Expeditionary Logistics Business Area, a rapidly expanding service line under PAE’s Global Logistics and Stability Operations (GLSO) business with annual sales of $700M. In addition, Darryle also leads business development for GLSO, a role he assumed upon joining PAE in 2011.Read More
Darryle is an accomplished executive with proven record of consistently delivering projects on time and within budget and developing and executing growth strategies. In addition to managing existing OCONUS programs in his Expeditionary Logistics portfolio, Darryle is successfully executing a growth strategy with recent awards of the Air Force Contractor Augmentation Program (AFCAP) and the Air Force Counter Narcotics and Global Threats (CN>) IDIQ contracts.
Prior to joining PAE, Darryle spent five years with Raytheon, Darryle was Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development with the Corporate Homeland Security Office and then Business Development Executive for Global Security Solutions at Raytheon Technical Services Company.
Prior to joining Raytheon, Darryle worked at SAIC in various roles of increasing responsibility, supporting both business development and contract execution. Prior to departing SAIC, Darryle’s principal assignments included: Deputy Director, Homeland Security Accounts; Deputy to the senior vice president for corporate business development.
Darryle is a native of Washington D.C. and graduated with a B.S. in Biology from East Tennessee State University.
Vice President, International Business Development - CHSi (Comprehensive Health Services)
Currently, DeConciliis serves as Vice President of International Business Development at Comprehensive Health Services (CHSi) in Reston, VA. DeConciliis brings over 15 years of healthcare, emergency preparedness, disaster response, and international global operations experience in federal and private sectors. DeConciliis is responsible for the company’s international business and operations in high-risk, austere environments located in Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, Italy, Japan, Africa, and the United Kingdom.Read More
Prior to CHSi, DeConciliis served as vice president of federal systems for Remote Medical International (RMI), who managed the executive oversight and operations for USAID’s $95M HIV Rapid Test Kit Program, the second largest supply chain for PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) in Africa. Prior to RMI, she served as VP of Federal at CliniComp Intl., overseeing the operations and successful deployment of Department of Defense (DoD) Military Health’s EMR to 60 Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) that spanned over 3 continents and 7 countries worldwide.
She also worked for Microsoft Corporation in the Health Solutions Group (HSG). As inter-agency liaison at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, DeConciliis worked on the "Federal ER One Project," a national prototype for the next-generation "all risks ready" emergency department. Her background experience also includes counter-bioterrorism training and simulation for clinicians and first-responders, while managing grant programs to aid in emergency response to Mass Casualty Incidents (MCI). DeConciliis holds a Neuro-psychology degree from The Catholic University of America.
James H. Kirkpatrick
Program Director, DynCorp International
James “Jimmy” H. Kirkpatrick currently serves as the Sr. Program Director for DynCorp Task Orders, awarded under the Criminal Justice Support Programs (CJPS) IDIQ and CN> Counternarcotics and Global Threat IDIQ.Read More
Before joining DI PMO leadership team, Kirkpatrick was the Deputy Program Manager / Project Manager for various criminal justice development and sustainment programs; plus diplomatic security support programs (WPS), severing in Afghanistan and Iraq for 10 years in support of our customers DOS-INL and DOD.
Prior to joining the DynCorp leadership teams, Kirkpatrick served as the Professional Mentor assigned by DOS-INL to the Afghanistan Ministry of Interior, Education and Training Division responsible to working with Afghan leadership to developing police training models and enacting continuous improvement processes for the Afghan National Police (ANP).
Before joining DynCorp in 2005, Kirkpatrick served a career in law enforcement (25 years) with the Baltimore City Police Department, serving in leadership roles and retiring from the Organized Crime Division. Responsible for leading teams within various federal crime task force operations; DEA, ATF (Violent Crimes), ICE within the Baltimore Washington High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA).
Kirkpatrick holds a bachelor's degree in business management from California Coast University and a master's degree in education - organizational leadership from Northcentral University, MBA certificate from the State University of New York - Buffalo and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Currently completing a Masters Certificate in contract management at Villanova University.
President of Taurus Group Inc.,
Stephanie is the President of Taurus Group Inc., a small Woman Owned consulting firm (SWaM certified) located in the Washington, DC, metro area. Her Management Team has more than 30 years of experience helping companies deliver complex and compliant solutions in some of the world’s toughest environments, offering ethical, high-quality, customized organizational design, business and proposal development, logistics management and project management solutions.Read More
Most of Stephanie’s nearly 13 years of experience in Federal Government Contracting has been in support of Stability and Contingency Operations Industry partners With functional experience in all aspects of U.S. Government acquisition-support activities, her career has included executive support to the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, VA; business planning and operations analysis for Northrop Grumman; project and program management for an emerging defense contractor; business development and capture planning for a large private security firm in the mission-support space; and, supply chain and logistics management for multiple corporate clients. Throughout her career, and now again as a Corporate Member of ISOA, Ms. Zink has been a collaborative partner to forward-thinking organizations and some of the best and brightest minds in this space.
Ms. Zink excels at bringing administrative logistics and operational activities together, focusing her own company towards ensuring that these two distinct activities are operating “as one”. She brings excitement and energy to client pursuits – the same energy she will apply to development, growth and advocacy at ISOA.
Stephanie earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a focus on Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of Mary Washington and a Bachelor's Degree in History from the College of St. Scholastica. She is a Certified Federal Contracts Manager and Project Management Professional in good standing.
Thomas S. Lampley
Vice President of Marketing and External Affairs - Government Services Logistics - KBRwyle
Tom leads the Marketing and External Affairs sector where his focus is on developing industry and government relationships and supporting opportunities that broaden our OCONUS markets and clients in stability and sustainment operations with DoD and Federal Government agencies.Read More
Before joining KBR in Jan 2009, Tom served as Senior VP Business Development for MVM, Inc, and previously as Vice President of Air Force Programs, for IAP World Services (formally Johnson Controls World Services, Inc.).
Tom retired from the Air Force in 1999 having served in senior command and staff positions from tactical fighter units to HQs Air Force staff tours, culminating as Director of the Congressional Issues Group for the Secretary of the Air Force, Legislative Liaison. He also served 4 years in the DoD acquisition career field including tours with at HQs DLA and HQs USAF, Research Development and Acquisition. Additionally, he was the Commander of the largest academic and flying training program at the USAF Academy.
Tom has a BS in Engineering from the US Military Academy (West Point), an MS in Business Management from Troy State University, AL and is a Graduate of 2 executive-level management schools, 3 professional schools and a fellowship with Westinghouse Corporation.
Tom has a distinguished military record of 236 F-4 combat flying missions; awarded 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 24 Air Medals, 2 Legions of Merit, 6 Meritorious Service Medals, a DoD Meritorious Service Metal and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.
ISOA ADVISORY COUNCIL
The ISOA Advisory Council works closely with ISOA executive staff and BOD to develop and guide the strategic vision of the organization and to insure ISOA maintains critical linkages across industries and government sectors.
Brigadier General Steven M. Anderson (US Army, Retired)
Chief Growth Officer - Sallyport Global Holdings, Inc.
Brigadier General Steven M. Anderson (US Army, Retired) is the Chief Growth Officer for Sallyport Global Holdings Inc. In this role, he oversees all business development and operational elements of the company, including the FMS contract in Balad Airbase, Iraq, and operational activities and support in over 30 countries. Mr. Anderson also helps implement strategic initiatives and programs that support Sallyport's revenue growth plans and serves as a corporate senior member in engagements with clients, government officials and policy makers, both home and abroad. Mr. Anderson retired in 2010 from the US Army after a 31 year career that included service in Iraq and Korea as the senior theater logistician and serves on the board of directors of Ultralife Corporation, a lithium-ion battery manufacturer in the US, UK and China.
Ryan C. Berry
Chaintegrity LLC and Ward & Berry PLLC
Ryan Berry is a former Vice Chairman of the ISOA Board of Directors and its long-time legal counsel. After years as a Shareholder in one of the world’s largest law firms, Ryan founded Chaintegrity, an innovative social entrepreneurship venture seeking to eradicate human trafficking in contractor supply chains. He now serves as Chaintegrity’s CEO while also maintaining a sophisticated law practice as a founding partner of Ward & Berry PLLC.Read More
Ryan is an accomplished trial lawyer recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. He has successfully handled significant cases for clients in the national security, technology, and sports/entertainment sectors. In addition to his active litigation practice, Ryan is also a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP). He assists companies in developing and improving their compliance and ethics programs, conducts internal investigations, and provides periodic training to clients on critical compliance topics. Ryan is experienced in handling international disputes and investigations for government contractors and multi-national corporations. His work in this area has been particularly focused on the False Claims Act (FCA), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and personal injury claims brought by foreign citizens against U.S. contractors. Ryan has skillfully guided clients through investigations brought by federal agency IGs, Congressional investigations, suspensions and proposed debarments.
Ryan graduated from the Washington & Lee University School of Law. Prior to practicing law, he was a management consultant for the Department of Defense, and earlier served as an active duty military officer. Ryan earned his bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy.
Founder and President - Emeritus
ISOA Founder and President Emeritus Mr. Brooks advocates for effective utilization of private sector services in fragile environments and is a specialist in African security issues. He has written extensively on the regulation and constructive uses of the private sector for international stabilization, peacekeeping, and humanitarian missions. Mr. Brooks has testified before the U.S. Congress, South African Parliament, appeared on numerous TV and radio programs including the BBC, CBS News, NBC News, Fox News, CNN International, National Public Radio, Voice of America, SABC in South Africa and the Lehrer News Hour. Mr. Brooks has been an Adjunct Faculty member at American University and an Academic Fellow and Research Associate with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), Johannesburg He has also lectured at Georgetown University, and InterAmerican Defense College at Ft. McNair.
William N. Bryan
Under Secretary (Acting) for Science and Technology - Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
William N. Bryan assumed the role of Under Secretary (Acting) for Science and Technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on May 30, 2017. Prior to joining to S&T, Mr. Bryan was the President of ValueBridge International’s Energy Group in Reston, Virginia.Read More
An Army veteran with 17 years of active military service and three years in the Virginia National Guard, Mr. Bryan brings a wealth of experience gained from multiple leadership roles in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Defense (DoD).
Mr. Bryan served eight years with DOE, most recently as a Senior Advisor in the Office of International Affairs. There, he responded to pressing global energy challenges including energy security, market volatility and hazard/threat impacts. With his primary focus on Ukraine, he led several international delegations to help Ukraine overcome energy challenges, move toward energy independence and mitigate impacts from cyber events.
A former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration in DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mr. Bryan worked with the National Security Council, other U.S. government agencies, private industry and international partners to enhance the security and resilience of the nation’s critical energy infrastructure. He also facilitated the reconstruction and recovery of damaged or disrupted energy systems from a variety of threats and hazards.
Prior to his DOE activities, he served for five years as the Director for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) in DoD’s Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, where he led all critical infrastructure and Defense Industrial Base (DIB)-related activities. He also advised DoD leadership on the relevance of current CIP and DIB capabilities, methodologies and technologies in support of military and civil homeland defense efforts deemed essential to national security.
Mr. Bryan holds a Master of Science in strategic intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College in Washington, D.C. He also graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in logistics systems management from Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Chief Executive Officer - Linking the World
As CEO of Linking the World, and with extensive on-the-ground experience including Afghanistan, Somalia, and Iraq, Mina has experienced first-hand the toll conflict and instability takes on these vulnerable communities.Read More
Mina is an acknowledged thought leader who has been published in distinguished periodicals including Foreign Policy Journal, Forbes, the Huffington Post and as a regular contributor in The Hill. She has addressed assemblies at various foreign embassies, the Center for Peace, the United Nations, the Department of Defense, United States Military Academy at West Point, and NATO.
Mina has been appointed by the United Nations to serve on the Expert Panel for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Humanitarian Response, as well as the advisory group tasked with creating Common Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination Standards.
Mina is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, and a Harvard John F. Kennedy Senior Executive in National and International Security. She formerly served as a Fellow with the Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations at West Point, assisting in the development of academic programs tied to humanitarian assistance and disaster response.
Dr. Ronald J. Clark
CEO - Spartan Strategy and Risk Management
Dr. Ronald J. Clark is the CEO of Spartan Strategy and Risk Management providing advisory services to public and private sector corporations on national security challenges. Previously, he served as the Deputy Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security. As Deputy Under Secretary, he oversaw the Office of Infrastructure Protection, the Federal Protective Service, the Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis and the Office of Biometrics and Identity Management a combined team of over 16,000 law enforcement, civilian and contracted personnel. He also integrated the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications to ensure a holistic approach to infrastructure protection across physical and cyber risk activities. Dr. Clark previously served in the White House under both President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush. With President Obama he served on the National Security Council Staff as a Director and Senior Director. Under President Bush he served in the Executive Office of the President. Dr. Clark is also a retired Marine Corps infantry and force reconnaissance officer who led units in combat overseas and served as a senior advisor to the Multi-National Forces Iraq Commander and to the Commander of U.S. Central Command. Dr. Clark was an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia and later served as a White House Fellow concentrating on national contingency plans. He participated in the NYC 9/11 Search and Rescue Operation and supported the launch of a Hurricane Katrina Emergency Operations Center in New Orleans. Dr. Clark is a member of numerous boards and advisory councils, to include the Milbank Memorial Fund. He is also a Council on Foreign Relations lifetime member. Dr. Clark is the recipient of awards that include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal and the National Security Council Outstanding Service Award. Dr. Clark received a BA degree from the University of Rochester, and holds two MEd degrees and a PhD degree from the University of Virginia.
President - GardaWorld
Pete Dordal, Jr, is the President of GardaWorld Federal Services. He is an accomplished security management professional and business leader with over 35 years of experience gained in the U.S. military, private and public security, the intelligence community and entrepreneurial commercial endeavors. He’s been a senior executive at GardaWorld since 2008, having served in a number of progressive operational and leadership roles.Read More
Pete joined GardaWorld from service with a select US government agency, where he provided highly specialized risk management services supporting the Global War on Terror. Earlier, Pete was the Director of Corporate Security at SPX Corporation, a multi-industrial Fortune 500 company, where he oversaw the security and risk management of 24,000 employees operating in 23 countries. In a dual-role he was also the President of SPX Security & Investigations, a commercial business unit that provided a range of security and investigative services to global corporate customers, the US government and other friendly foreign nations. In 1995, Pete founded The Potomac Group & Associates (PG&A), a boutique international security firm he grew to a multi-million dollar business and sold five years later to SPX Corporation.
He entered the private security industry in 1989 with Vance International, the premier executive protection and high-end security consultancy of its time. His professional career began in 1981 with his enlistment in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving eight years in special operations and training.
Pete has a Master’s Degree in Business from the McColl Graduate School of Business, and a degree in Security Administration. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government International Security Program. Pete sits on the boards of the US Libya Business Association (USLBA), Executive Security International (ESI), the Investigative Management Group and the US-Kurdistan Business Council (USKBC). He is also a member of the International Stability Operations Association (ISOA) Advisory Council.
Gerald G. Goss
Vice President, Business Development - MSA Security
With over two and a half decades of experience, Gerald Goss currently serves as the Vice President of Business Development as a part of the executive management team for MSA Security, an industry leader in high consequence threat protection and specialized training for corporate and government clients.Read More
Before joining MSA Security, Gerald served on Triple Canopy’s executive management team as vice president of business development and brought a balanced mix of government, law enforcement and business entrepreneurial leadership skills while directing Triple Canopy’s commercial, defense and law enforcement business development initiatives. Prior to re-joining Triple Canopy in 2012, Gerald instituted over four and a half years of best practices while serving in the roles of deputy program director and operations manager in support of intelligence, asymmetric warfare and counter narcoterrorism programs at TASC/ Northrop Grumman. During this time, he led multiple programs and captured new business while providing oversight to a wide array of global mission support IDIQ contracts and task orders related to CENTCOM, NORTHCOM, AFRICOM and SOUTHCOM initiatives.
Gerald has worked with and provided support to a large network of defense, intelligence, law enforcement and industry-wide professionals in addition to having firsthand experience managing programs and leading teams on the ground in Iraq, Afghanistan, Honduras and other locations. Gerald has also served as a certified law enforcement officer and completed Cornell University’s High Performance and Executive Leadership programs. He previously attended the Department of Energy (DOE) Nonproliferation and National Security Institute (NNSI) supporting various security-oriented initiatives for a large prime contractor at DOE and is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Gerald was elected to the ISOA Board of Directors in 2014 where he served as Vice Chairman. In 2015 he was appointed by the Board as Chairman where he served two Consecutive Terms. In October 2017 Gerald transitioned to the ISOA Advisory Council
FRANK G. HELMICK
Lieutenant General (United States Army, Retired)