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David Dixon, Major, U.S. Army Retired
Jay Bottelson, Commander, U.S. Navy Retired
Matthew Holben, Veteran, U.S. Army
Michael Vaccaro, U.S. Army Reserve, Veteran U.S.M.C
Damien Windt, U.S. Army Retired
Joey Martell, USAF Retired
Lieutenant General David D. Halverson, retired on June 30, 2016 from the United States Army after over 37 years of service. On 1 October, he became the Chief Executive Officer of Cypress International Inc. in Alexandria, Virginia. On 1 January 2018, he became the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
He grew up in Babbitt, Minnesota and graduated from the United States Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Field Artillery. He attended the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he was awarded a Master of Science degree in Operations Research and Systems Analysis. He graduated from the Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Executive Development Program at the University of North Carolina.
Dave’s last active duty assignment was the U.S. Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, where he transformed the business approach to the global installation management and programmed the $19B annual energy, general services, force protection, construction and quality of life programs for over 154 installations in the Total Army. He has served in various staff and leadership positions including command at every level from Battery to Post Command to the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command. He has served in Continental America, Europe, Korea, Panama, and South West Asia. His staff positions, focused on program development, testing, concept and requirement development, strategic planning, cost-benefit and risk analysis, with assignments as the Senior Military Analyst in the Joint Wargaming and Policy Division of the U.S. Southern Command in Panama, joint requirements and Army budget development in positions such as the Commander in Chief Team Chief in the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army, Program, Analysis, and Evaluation Directorate. He was the Central Command J3, Chief of Plans, and planned, coordinated, and executed war plans for OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM after 9-11. He deployed as the Deputy Commanding General (Support) for the 4th Infantry Division for OIF 5/7. After his deployment, he assumed duties on the Army Staff, as the Director of Operations, Readiness, and Mobilization, G-3 and then became the Director of Force Development, G-8, where he developed the RDT&E investment, modernization and equipping programs for the Army totaling $200B across the POM. He transformed the training and modernization as the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where the Air Defense and Field Artillery merged under one post. Dave served as the Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command where the newest doctrine and concepts were developed, along with leader development, training and learning models programs were revamped.
His military education includes the Field Artillery Basic and Advanced Courses, the Armed Forces Staff College, the Army War College, and the British Higher Command and Staff College.
He is a lifetime member of the Association of the US Army, a lifetime member of the Field Artillery Association and the Air Defense Association. He is on the Board of Director’s for the Armed Services YMCA, the President of the National Field Artillery Association, Leadership Council for the Legal Services Corporation, a Board Member of the Youth Impact Program, and he is on the Senior Advisory Group for the Commanding General at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. LTG Halverson’s awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Superior Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Joint Unit Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Staff Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.
Jeff Phillips has been executive director of the Reserve Officers Association (ROA) since December 2014. With more than 50,000 members, Washington-based ROA is a congressionally chartered corporation promoting the development and execution of sound military policy for the US, with a unique focus on the nation’s reserve forces.
Prior to directing ROA, Mr. Phillips formed and directed the federal sales division for Smiths Medical, a medical device manufacturer. Previous federal services roles include civilian appointments as deputy assistant secretary for public affairs, acting assistant secretary for public and intergovernmental affairs, and White House liaison in the Department of Veterans Affairs under President George W. Bush. He also served as communications director and subcommittee staff director in the congressional Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
Now retired from the Army, Major General Phillips last served as the deputy commanding general (US Army Reserve) of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Eustis, VA. In this part-time position, he was responsible for ensuring that the Army Reserve’s requirements and capabilities were reflected in Army training and training doctrine. From 2011 to 2013, he served as assistant deputy chief of staff G1, the Army Staff section responsible for human resources. From 2009 until 2011, he was deputy commanding general (rear) of the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, GA.
Mr. Phillips was commissioned in the Regular Army as a second lieutenant of armor in 1979. In addition to the US, he served in Afghanistan, the Balkans, Egypt, Honduras, Israel, Iraq, and Germany. He commanded an M-1 Abrams tank company in the 2nd Armored Division. In nearly 37 years on active and reserve duty, he served in operational, communications, and logistics staff positions from battalion through Army levels. His decorations include the Army Distinguished Service Medal, two Legions of Merit, two Bronze Star Medals, and the Army Parachutist Badge. He shares in the 1988 Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization while he served with them in the Middle East.
Mr. Phillips holds a Master of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College, a M.A. in curriculum and instruction from The University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. in journalistic studies from the University of Massachusetts.
Managing Partner for Dunlop Bennett & Ludwig PLLC. Tom's practice focuses on Intellectual property and government contracts. Tom has litigated and won millions of dollars of jury verdicts in both intellectual property and commercial cases in state and Federal Court across the United States, with five major appellate victories in the United States Federal Circuit in the last 18 months.
Tom also teaches CLE classes on intellectual property matters and has authored numerous books and treatises on intellectual property including the definitive Intellectual Property Law (2018 ed.) by VA CLE.
Tom is a Virginia and Washington DC SuperLawyer, a Virginia Legal & Business Elite, rated 10.0 on AVVO and the veteran owned firm has been named a Best Law Firm in Virginia for 2014-2018. Tom has been named a Power 100 Lawyer (Hollywood Reporter) and has appeared on national television both on legal panels (recently at Sundance film festival) and in television commercials.
In addition to nine years as an Army officer (Cavalry) where he served as Recon Scout, aide-de-camp, and a company commander, he also is an instrument pilot, holds an MBA and an MS in Biotechnology. Tom has served as a Special Prosecutor and has a background in finance from time spent in commercial banking at Chase and the Bank of New York.
Airport commissioner for KJYO
SCUBA diving (rescue & Nitrox certified)
National Silver Medalist (2002) Burmese kickboxing
Founder, patent holder and Chairman of the Board for Ceres Nanosciences, Inc. (www.ceresnano.com)
Specialties: patent infringement, entertainment, start-up companies, biotech, aviation, trademark, government contracts
Ms. Janet Fuller is a senior acquisition expert and management executive with 40 years of operations and financial experience in the Federal Government. She has influenced the objectives and direction of multi-agency health information systems, positively affecting outcomes for thousands of active and veteran members of the military.
Ms. Fuller served as project manager for James A. Lovell Federal Health Center (JALFHC) Veterans Affairs (VA) activities. In that role, she managed software development and implementation in support of the VA's joint activities with the US Department of Defense (DoD) at the North Chicago JALFHC treatment facility. Her areas of responsibility included the Registration, Radiology and Laboratory, and Financial Management modules. Ms. Fuller was also DC operations manager for SPAWAR for VA activities, where she oversaw over $100 million of software development and program management support activities undertaken by SPAWAR in support of the VA under an interagency agreement. She interacted with the VA leadership in the development of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, receiving direct visibility of Congress, the Inspector General's office, the General Accounting Office, and the Office of Management and Budget in the oversight of American Rehabilitation and Recovery Act (stimulus) funds.
Previously, Ms. Fuller acted as contract officer's technical representative (COTR) as Director of program support for the Department of the Navy's Clinical Information Technology Program Office (CITPO). There, she was directly responsible for the management and oversight of all financial and contract responsibilities for all CITPO program support activities -- the Military Health System's (MHS) largest acquisition, with an annual budget in excess of $375 million. She oversaw financial management, contracts acquisition, major automated information systems (MAIS) program acquisition and life cycle documentation development, capital asset and information management, human resource management, and management of administrative and office facilities operations of the MHS's multimillion-dollar information systems.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Fuller served as Deputy Director of Fiscal Operations for CITPO, overseeing all finance and contract management activities, including management of the program office's annual budget of over $300 million/$7.5 billion life cycle.
Ms. Fuller earned her BS in sociology from Mary Washington College and her MA in public administration from George Mason University. She is certified as a DoD Senior/Level III Acquisition Professional. She holds DAWIA Level III Career Field Certification in program management and Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the Project Management Institute. Ms. Fuller is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) and is a Certified Scrum Master.
Ms. Fuller is currently President of COR Consulting LLC providing professional consulting services to a variety of IT companies in the metropolitan Washington area.