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Key Personnel and Supporting Experts

SSI’s Experienced International Team 


 The SSI team has unparalleled experience in 100 countries across the globe. Our team served the Dept of State, the Org for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Joint Chiefs of Staff, DoD, NATO, EU, and the National Space Foundation. SSI’s expertise includes advising roles in New Delhi, India; Brussels, Belgium; Davao, Philippines; Paramaribo, Suriname; Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Abidjan, Ivory Coast, the National Foreign Affairs Training Center, and the National Security Space Institute.  SSI has spent significant time in Vietnam, Thailand, Columbia, the UK, the Nordic Countries, Russia, Armenia, Switzerland, Tunisia, Poland, and Austria. SSI has a broad range of language skills available with fluency in German, Polish, Russian, French, Spanish, and Arabic.  

Our personnel touch a wide spectrum of Public and Private operations.  Each individual has strong connections to their focus areas.  Some areas of current expertise include:  The Department of Defense (Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, Army and Air Force Services, the Combatant Commands), Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, the Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, NATO, European Union, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Space Foundation, and the Secure World Foundation.

Key Personnel

George Cunningham -- President, Chief Executive Officer

George is a retired USAF Colonel with more than 34 years in National Security matters and is the founder and President of the Veteran Owned Small Business, Strategic Solutions Integrated, Inc. (SSI). He grew SSI to a well-respected consulting organization which focuses on bringing innovative, break-through technologies to the Commercial and Federal sectors from both national and international sources. He is part owner of a revolutionary space propulsion company and the cofounder of a water purification technology company.  George is currently building a fuel additive company that sells a highly innovative fuel catalyst product.  He is on the Board of Directors to Cannae Corporation, a space propulsion and satellite technology company and on the board of VIP Globalnet, LLC, a National Capital Region, consulting and marketing organization. George maintains a broad range of expertise across multiple disciplines ranging from cyber security to biological defense and has extensive experience in the Department of Defense serving in the  Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, and HQ USAF.  He served with the Department of State as the senior military adviser to the U.S. Ambassador to Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, Austria. He has expert knowledge of the U.S. European Command, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), European Union, Eurasian border security initiatives, and worked as the U.S. representative to the Dayton Peace Accords Article IV proceedings throughout the Balkan states. He is a combat veteran of several U.S. conflicts and served as a Special Operations Commander in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is experienced in working with Special Mission Units, the Joint Special Operations Command Staff, Air Force Special Operations Command Staff, the Geographic Combatant Commands, and has a vast amount of global experience during execution of missions in 85 countries. George also served as a Tactical Liaison Officer to the Army’s III Corps and 2nd Armored Divisions in Fort Hood, TX where he orchestrated multiple air bridges in support of return of forces to Europe exercises. In his consulting role, George supported the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).   He is a combat pilot with more than 6500 flying hours in a variety of jet and turbo-propelled aircraft and a member of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. George is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, NATO Defense College in Rome Italy, Air War College, and a Distinguished Graduate of Squadron Officers School. His undergraduate degree is in Science and he has a Master of Science in Administration.

Guido Fetta -- Chief Technology Officer

Guido has more than 25 years working in the technology and integration arena.  He reviews and makes recommendations to the SSI team on technology acquisitions and integration opportunities.  A Chemisty expert by trade, he is a self-taught expert in engineering physics, physics and astronomy.   Guido is also the president and managing director of Cannae. Inc., a start-up aerospace technology company. In this role, he has invented breakthrough technologies in the areas of space thrusters and led project teams to develop and deliver prototype demonstrators of these technologies.  As CTO of SSI's subsidiary, Blue Water Technology Holdings, LLC, Guido develops and evaluates cutting-edge water-purification technologies for fracking, waste-water treatment, desalination, and agricultural applications.  Guido's vast array of talent spans a 30-year career in the chemical, raw material, and aerospace industries. He has broad experience in technologies associated with chemical and material-separation operations.   In 2013, Mr. Fetta successfully led the development of a breakthrough aerospace technology which was demonstrated at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC).  While at the JSC, Guido worked with the NASA team to reconfigure their vacuum chamber and test equipment for advance testing of disruptive space thrusters.   The NASA team reported on the successful test results at the 2013 AIAA conference. He continues to lead technology development projects in this technology and other various roles.  While not performing CTO duties, Guido provides subject matter expertise in chemical analysis and applications to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction threat-reduction projects. Mr. Fetta is an experienced business professional, volunteer, and humanitarian and volunteers as a mentor to students and gives educational presentations in astronomy, physics, and geology. Additionally, Mr. Fetta is a board member for several non-profit organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Clare John Fairfield -- Chief Mergers & Acquisitions Officer, Director of Venture Development

Clare is a broadly experienced financial executive with over 30 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and entrepreneurial development, including developing and operating investment funds, founding and operating companies, developing nationally recognized research university entrepreneurial programs, and driving innovation ecosystem development programs in the US and globally. Since 1983, Clare has been involved with the start-up, acquisition and/or development of companies in the education, communications, information technology, digital health, satellite, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, medical device, software, and construction industries. He is also Chairman of the Venture Capital Institute, a global venture capital and innovation development organization established in 1974 by the founders of the venture capital industry. Clare holds a BBA in Accounting, JD, and an MBA in Finance. Clare has international experience in over a dozen countries including 12 years of experience in China. He is a Senior Advisor to Guangdong Technology Finance Group located in Guangdong, China and a Senior Advisor to Qingdao Science and Technology Venture Capital Company located in Qingdao, China. He has developed and deployed multiple groundbreaking financial programs in Guangdong and Dongguan. Clare has also worked in Chengdu, Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Hangzhou. In addition to China, he has spent significant professional time in countries as varied as Vietnam, Thailand, Columbia, the UK, the Nordic Countries, Russia, Armenia, Switzerland, and Tunisia. Clare has been a leading member of the U.S.-Sweden Entrepreneurial Forum since 2006. He is a regional, national, and international speaker on the topics of financial services, innovation, and venture capital as well as on educational programs for the support of those activities. For eight years, Clare served on the Board of Governors of the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA), formerly the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies (NASBIC). During his tenure he served as a member of the Executive Committee and was the Chairman of the Education Committee and the Venture Committee. Clare also co-chaired the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and NASBIC Joint Education Committee. He served as a Commercial Reviewer for the National Science Foundation, was a charter member of the MidAmerca Healthcare Investor Network, served as a Co-Chairman of the MIT Enterprise Forum Committee on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, and is a national advisor to Pipeline.

Charles "Chuck" Loomis –- Senior Operations Manager

Chuck Loomis (Lt Col, USAF, retired) has over thirty-five years of experience as an Air Force officer and a defense contractor for USAF, Joint Forces and OSD programs. A graduate of Colgate University, he earned a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University, and benefited from many professional and specialty courses throughout his USAF and defense contracting careers. His Air Force tours took him to South East Asia (Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia), the UK, Germany, and Japan where he worked in, built and led operational intelligence units supporting multiple USAF aircraft missions. He was with the Defense Intelligence Agency in Bonn when the Berlin Wall came down and was among the initial intelligence headquarters cadre shaping Strategic Air Command and Tactical Air Command into today’s Air Combat Command (ACC). Retiring from the Air Force, he was employed by several defense contractors in the Tidewater and Northern Virginia areas supporting ACC, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint Forces Command, and the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) missions including the Chairman's Joint Training System, joint intelligence training requirements, battlespace electronic visualization and analysis, and information operations training. Chuck was instrumental in developing the Interagency portfolio for JIEDDO as well as intelligence modeling & simulation visualization development. He also facilitated negotiation of mutually beneficial government and non-government agency relationships. His experience and expertise includes multi-service, joint, and combined intelligence work at tactical, operational, and strategic warfighting levels to include extensive experience in the national and defense agency network.

William "Bill" Parker -- Director, International Portfolio 

Bill retired after 31 years of foreign service with the Department of State with the rank of Minister-Counselor, which is the diplomatic equivalent of Major General. He helped shape a diverse set of U.S. national security policies, both in gaining domestic support and implementing them globally on-the-ground. Bill has a unique acumen to engage foreign cultures and rapidly interpret their conceptual underpinnings and consequential effects upon critical global security issues. His subsequent focus has been dedicated in bringing U.S. space policy into the 21st century by leveraging commercial and international military alliances for improved space situational awareness (SSA). Bill has accumulated a vast array of contacts critical to national security interests at the highest levels of the Department of State, United States Strategic Command (USTRATCOM) and NATO. Past foreign service and other postings include New Delhi, India; the U.S. Mission to NATO, Brussels, Belgium; Davao, Philippines; Paramaribo, Suriname; Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Abidjan, Ivory Coast; and numerous Temporary Duty Assignments (TDY) in Qatar; West Africa and numerous others. Bill served as Minister-Counselor for Cultural/Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India. During his four-year tour he was responsible for overseeing Indo-United States Exchange Programs and interacted with American Cultural Centers and senior Indian officials at the ministerial level in New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, and Mumbai. He had the honor of administering the United States Fulbright Program as the Director of the U.S. Educational Foundation in India during a very challenging time for bilateral Indo-U.S. relations. He still managed to nearly double the Fulbright budget to $15 million and greatly increased the number of higher education exchanges between Indian and American students. For over 20 years Bill has been viewed as a respected and knowledgeable student of past and present Indo-U.S. relations.  He is extremely proud of having facilitated the first-ever United States Presidential speech before the Indian Parliament by former President William Clinton. In the late eighties Bill served as the Desk Officer for Southeast Asian Affairs in the Office of East Asian and Pacific Affairs of the former United States Information Agency. Over a two-year period, he was the primary liaison between Washington and U.S. Information Service Posts in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Burma. He has maintained his high-level contacts in these nations, He serves as an International Adviser to the Space Foundation and a Special Adviser to Virginia Tech’s Applied Research Corporation (VT-ARC). He previously supported John Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Lab as an Adjunct Fellow. Has also serves on the Advisory Board of the Secure World Foundation, an NGO working in the field of space policy and security. In 2008 Bill assisted in the coordination and facilitation of the Space Foundation’s historic visit to the Chinese astronaut training center and the Jiuquan launch facilities at the southern edge of the Gobi dessert. This initial engagement has resulted in numerous unofficial/informal interactions between the Space Foundation and leading China space institutions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Affairs from Thiel College. Bill is one of the few foreign service officers to have trained at the National Security Space Institute (NSSI). He has taken numerous senior level courses over the years at the U.S. Department of State’s National Foreign Affairs Training Center. He speaks French, survivor Spanish and Dutch as well as a few unique dialects learned while in various countries .


John Neunan -- Director of Sales (Energy Portolio)

John brings a wealth of knowledge in Sales ranging from information technology to fuel additives.   He has been in the Information Technology business for 42 years and in Sales for 35.  John was the #1 Salesman for ADP in 1980 in the US and the #1 salesman for Advanced Computer Communications from 1988 through 1990.   When working for CISCO Systems, John earned the #1 salesman in 1993 for opening up the most accounts that year.  John was also a Regional VP for Ascend Communications which became Lucent Technologies 1996 through 1999.  John continued his Sales expertise as the VP of worldwide Sales for Accelerated Networks which went public in late 2000 and Hostopia, a Canadian based company and the largest web hosting company for Telephone companies worldwide until 2010.  For the last 12 years, John has been working with startup companies in the fuel additive markets such as Planet Impact, Pure Earth Technologies, American Fleet Chemical, and Syntek Global. 

Michael Holahan -- U.S. Sales - Northeast

Michael has worked in the transportation industry since 1980. After attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Mike was a dispatcher for a small trucking company in western New York and later held sales positions with Comdata and EFS. He was Vice President of Sales for Travel Ports of America (truck stops) for 8 of 10 years prior to accepting a position as Chief Executive Officer of the North American Truckstop Network (NATSN). While CEO at NATSN, he served on the Board of Directors of the Truckload Carriers Association, the Professional Truckdriver Institute, and Trucker Buddy.

Michael then formed his own firm, The White Stone Group, which provides consulting as well as contract sales and marketing services for a variety of entities in the transportation industry. In this time frame Michael spent 4 ½ years in the nano-technology field with former Kodak scientists, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) professors, and venture capitalists. Most recently, The White Stone Group created a brand for the transportation industry called FleetQuest.  Michael is a sought-after speaker who has given presentations to groups throughout the U.S. 


Matthew "Matt" Huffer -- U.S. Sales - Great Lakes Region

Matt Huffer earned a BS degree in Finance from Indiana University and has a background in Transportation and Logistics financing with an added focus on the Real Estate Market. He is well informed of the needs and current concerns of these vital sectors of the US Economy. During the past decade, Matt has been involved with the testing, financial analysis and overall productivity concerning the use of an effective fuel additive through Planet Impact, Pure Earth Technologies, American Fleet Chemical, and Syntek Global. Matt now joins Strategic Solutions Integrated team to lend his tremendous expertise in the fuel additive business. Prior to joining, Matt has been using and testing XFO (Xtreme Fuel Optimizer) treatment in all his vehicles with amazing results. 


Eddie "Adil" Hizoune -- U.S. Sales - Southeast

Eddie brings a wealth of sales experience to SSI from International Business. Eddie attended Old Dominion University in Virginia in the late 80’s and spent 25 years in the DC area working in Defense Industry and Systems Integration as an International Business Development and FMS Expert. Eddie worked for Mc Murdo Inc., formerly Techno-Sciences Inc. to capture projects and deliver systems for Communication, Search and Rescue, Border/Maritime Surveillance, Specialized Professional Training and other products and solutions. The clients’ list ranged from Chile to Norway, South Africa to Saudi Arabia totaling over 25 countries. Eddie supported the development as well as the implementation of projects, serving as the main interface with in-country subcontractors and local authorities for compliance with regulations. With a keen attention to past and current world events, Eddie organized large events to promote the company’s achievements and good will with local populations and handled media relations. Moving to Florida in 2018, Eddie started RedHouse International; a business consulting company offering US companies a gateway to develop international business. Using a large network of partners, consultants and associates in Africa, Europe, the Persian Gulf and Southeast Asia, RedHouse covers a plethora of business pursuits ranging from Defense and Security to Green Projects, Solar/Wind Energy, Water Desalination, Waste Management, Fuel Purification and more.

Peter Stanley --  Field Operations

Peter Stanley supports SSI through field operational support.  Peter has more than 10 years of working with innovative technologies such as advance body armor, enhanced security detection and screening equipment, and water cleaning technologies.  Peter is not afraid to tackle any project presented and runs the effort to completion.    

Additional Subject Matter Experts who support SSI 

Leroy “Roy” Smith -- Consultant / Contracting, Acquisitions & Mergers 

Roy has over 30 years with a full spectrum of experience and award-winning success in Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal organizations in acquisitions and operations as well as the private sector. Roy possesses solid expertise in Leadership, P&L, contracting, acquisitions, operations and operations support, program management and strategic planning.  He administered high dollar budgets as DoD’s senior procurement official with DCMA, in New York and Pennsylvania. Possesses an in-depth understanding of acquisition reform as well as the Planning Programming Budget & Execution process.  Roy has a proven track record of success working on major DoD programs (ACAT I, II and III & MAIS).  He provides extensive experience leading military, civilians, contractors, subcontractors and project teams while implementing and overseeing a wide range of acquisition, capability, performance based and modernization programs and is highly skilled in business development and corporate growth strategies.  Roy grew his company from $6M to $18M in first 3 years winning numerous contracts valued as high as $40M.  He was the #1 Business developer across all product lines for the company during his tenure. and increased the company's annual P&L by an average of 15% each year.  Roy's work with the Department of Defense is equally impressive as he was the Director of Contracting and Acquisition Support for the Defense Business Transformation Agency where he was responsible for acquisition strategy and contract management for over 70 programs ranging from systems, logistics, and services both domestically and abroad.  While at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Roy worked with J7/J8 on the Joint Staff (Joint Capability Board, Functional Capability Board) routinely in an effort to develop critical deliverables supporting the Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Strategic Command Center (CBTWMD SCC) for the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and DTRA. As a former company executive, Roy led company profit & loss goals while also overseeing contracting, program management and business development responsibilities. During his 20 years as an Air Force Officer, Roy served as the commander and senior DoD official for contractor performance on major acquisition programs. He was also responsible for administering high dollar budgets while supervising a 360 multi-disciplined technical and administrative support staff at several locations. He is experienced in working with special mission units, the Joint Special Operations Command, United States Special Operations Command and Air Force Special Operations Command serving as the Chief, Current Operations, Chief Combat Plans and Tactics and as a senior planner for crisis and deliberate planning missions. He also served as a Missile Launch Officer overseeing operational, nuclear Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles as a Crew Commander. Roy served as an adjunct Assistant Professor and as a guest lecturer at numerous universities. Roy is a graduate of Squadron Officer School, Intermediate Service School and Joint Forces Staff College. His undergraduate degree is in Economics, and he has a Master of Science in Administration.

Jay Mosley -- Consultant / Business Operations

Jay has over 25 years of leadership, operational, and business development experience in the Department of Defense, government agencies, and private industry. He is currently the lead for Western U.S.  Operations.  Jay also is President of his own company, Innovate Consulting Group,  performed as the COO of Merlin Global Services. and was the Executive Vice President of Operations and COO for Gauss Management, Research, and Engineering (GMRE). Jay has overseen all aspects of operations of engineering, technology, and innovation to include leading products and service development, business development (BD), proposals, contracts, human resources, security, and alliances. He guided GMRE to 100% growth rates guiding the firm from 2 to 200 employees.  He has over 22 years of military service as a USAF officer and pilot, flew more than 12 types of aircraft and served in multiple leadership capacities. He led Special Operations units with the need for cutting edge technology innovations and a $600M budget. In the software world, he filled a critical leadership role for operational and sustainment support of over 300 personnel and 5600 fielded software systems. He served in the Pentagon, Department of State, Department of Justice, Special Operations Command, Joint Special Operations Command, Air Mobility Command, Air Force Material Command. He garnered experience in over 80 countries worldwide, benefiting from special training, access, and human experience.

Jay augmented his career as a commercial pilot for Northwest Airlines. In Feb 2003, he served with the Department of Justice, US Attorney’s Office/Utah for the Anti-terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) and a member of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). Jay supports Strategic Solutions Integrated, Inc's Western U.S. operations with a focus on the company's growing water portfolio.  Jay supports charitable work through several professional organizations.

Jay served on the Board of Directors (BoD) for the System of Systems Security (SOSSEC) consortium and represents over 290 of the most innovative firms in the private and government sectors. He served on the BoD for the Weber State University Utah Center for Applied Innovation and Design (UCAID). Jay is a combat pilot with 8000+ hours in a variety of aircraft and a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He has a Masters in Business Administration.

Dr. Robert "Rob" Caldwell, Ph.D. -- Consultant / Cellular & Molecular Pathology

"Dr. Caldwell earned the Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from Vanderbilt University focusing on Infectious Diseases and Pulmonary Medicine. After graduation, Rob completed his fellowship in Biochemistry & Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he utilized proteomic technologies to discover and validate protein biomarkers for several human diseases. He was then promoted to Professor at Vanderbilt, leading research teams to study bone cancer, tissue regeneration/wound healing, and viral infections. In 2010, Rob relocated to the National Capital Region as Senior Scientist to support DHS and DoD efforts pertaining to national security, technology assessment and transition, and allocation of federal funds for basic and applied research that impact the U.S. Warfighter. He has authored more than two dozen scientific publications and textbook chapters, and has presented several dozen platform presentations, both domestically and abroad. He currently serves on the Research Advisory Boards at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and George Mason University." Dr. Caldwell is also the owner and President of Strategic Health Solutions, LLC (

Dr. Richard “Rick” Jaffe, Ph.D. MT (ASCP) -- Consultant / Medical Countermeasures

Dr. Jaffe brings over 30 years of leadership experience in creating a vision and setting direction for large organizations, such as scientific, public health, military, biotechnology and other organizations. His leadership experience has focused on leading, directing and managing public health programs, research organizations, and policy, with technical and operational experience in government, academia, military, and industry. In addition, He is a certified clinical microbiologist who has run his own clinical lab, leading training and certification as well as a bench scientist for over 20 years. Currently he is the President, Mission Focused Advisors LLC, ("> working with clients to align organizational strategy, improve operations, and ensure a critical corporate or functional initiative is successfully managed. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Richard Bland College of William and Mary teaching General Biology. Rick’s previous work assignments included being Director of the Division of Medical Countermeasures, Strategy, and Requirements (MCSR) in the Office for Policy and Planning, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) where he led the efforts to develop policy initiatives, planning and analysis, activities for storage, dispensing, administration, etc., and requirements for medical countermeasures (MCM) that help protect the U.S. civilian population during public health emergencies. Before that, Dr. Jaffe was the Senior Medical Advisor to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Defense/Chemical and Biological Defense Programs (OASD (NCB/CB) at the Pentagon. As contract support with ANSER, Inc., he assisted with the office mission to lead, guide, and integrate the Chemical and Biological Defense Program for the Department of Defense. This position required analysis, coordination, and interfacing with Office of the Secretary of Defense Staff offices, White House and Congressional staffs, Inspector General, the Intelligence Community, the Joint Staff, Service Staffs, Interagency and other Defense agencies in areas of mutual interest, such as medical countermeasures, emerging infectious diseases, diagnostics, bio surveillance, Public Health, and CBRN threats. Dr. Jaffe honorably served in the United States Air Force (Active and Reserves) and separated at the rank of major.

Daniel "Dan" Maguire -- Consultant / Special Missions

Dan has 43+ years of experience working with the United States Defense Department in numerous positions supporting both operational and intelligence requirements. Dan is a retired Army Colonel, former Army Defense Intelligence Senior Level Officer (SES) and combat veteran with worldwide experience conducting special missions in support of national security requirements. He is a graduate of West Point as well as the National War College where he earned a Master's Degree in National Security Policy. During his military service, Dan served in multiple leadership positions in Special Operations and Intelligence organizations. He held positions from an "A-team" Commander in 10th Special Forces Group and Senior Intelligence Officer in 7th Special Forces Group to Battalion Command in the 902nd Military Intelligence Brigade. He also served in numerous assignments with the Defense HUMINT Service of DIA. His tours have included Operational Base Commander for a Joint Special Operations Task Force during the Bosnia conflict and Commander of the Intelligence Transition Team In Iraq as a Flag-level Civilian. Dan also served as the Security Director for Middle East and South East Asia for the 51,000 personnel of LOGCAP Program based in Iraq, Kuwait, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and Dubai. Dan also was assigned to multiple senior level staff assignments serving as the Special Assistant to the Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Military Support to the Central Intelligence Agency and as the Director of Counter-Terrorism Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. His expertise spans the full scope of Special Operations and Intelligence activities. His most recent assignment was as the Director of Strategy, Plans and Engagement (J5) for Special Operations Command Africa, a position he held for 5 years before retiring from Civil Service. During his time with SOCAFRICA, Dan led the development of counterterrorism partnership activities with critical African partners throughout the Continent; and, was instrumental in developing relationships with NATO Special Operations Forces with strategic interests in Africa as well as combined associations with the European Command (EUCOM) and the NATO SOF HQ that resulted in numerous joint missions.

Paul Haraldsen -- Consultant / Security & Insider Threat

Paul has over thirty-nine years’ experience within the U.S. government concentrating on National Level Security and Counterintelligence (CI) Matters.  He is a retired Federal Law Enforcement Officer with extensive experience in CI, Counterespionage (CE) and Criminal investigations and operations, Insider Threat development, as well as Security Support to Special Access Programs (SAPS). He has expert knowledge and experience in all CI/CE, Security, and Insider Threat disciplines. He is a member of the National Industrial Security Policy working group currently developing National Level Security and Insider Threat requirements for Industry. Paul supported the Chief Security Officer, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as his strategic Security and CI policy advisor. He developed Security and CI policy directives and instructions for DHS SAPs, which were subsequently adopted and signed by the DHS Secretary. Additionally, he assisted the CSO with developing requirements for a successful Insider Threat program. During his assignment to the Pentagon, Paul was the Director, Security/CI Policy, Program Compliance Inspection Oversight and Security Education and Training, Office of the Administrative Assistant, Secretary of the Air Force. During this assignment, he was responsible for Security and CI strategic policy development, oversight of security compliance inspections at government and industry locations and development of security and education programs for DoD SAPs. Prior to his Pentagon assignment, Paul was the Special Agent in Charge, Boston, MA, responsible for the oversight and supervision of Special Agents and Security Officers responsible for conducting CI investigations and providing security support for DoD SAPs totaling over $3.5B. As a Special Agent throughout the U.S and Europe he investigated several murder investigations resulting in indictments and convictions; counterintelligence investigations resulting in the identification and neutralization of spies from the former USSR and East Germany; and numerous successful counterdrug operations. Paul is a Criminal Justice Major, State University of New York.

William "Bill" Moon -- Consultant/Defense Policy, FSU & DTRA 

Bill Moon is an independent Consultant and Lecturer, currently conducting research and writing on cooperation with Russia, CTR, and Nuclear Security. He retired from DTRA on February 28, 2019 after 30 years with the federal government.  Bill spent 23 years as a Senior Program Manager for Cooperative Threat Reduction Programs to Enhance Nuclear Security in Partner Countries including Russia, China, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and India.  He implemented over $2B of nuclear security programs in partnership with the Russian MOD on physical security, guard force training, emergency response, personnel reliability, inventory management, and sustainment. He was one of the original CTR program managers who made the second delivery of armored blankets to Russia in 1992. Bill also served as DTRA’s technical adviser to the Defense Science Board Task Force on Preventing, Deterring, and Responding to the Acquisition or Use of WMD, published and released in August 2018.  In addition, Bill also served over three years as EUCOM Theater Support Team Lead in the Intelligence, Plans and Resources Directorate.  Bill was awarded the Arthur Fleming Award for Outstanding Federal Service as well as the DTRA Gold & Silver Meritorious Service Medals. Mr. Moon has a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International Affairs and the National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

Anne Barrett -- Environmental / CBRN

Experienced Bioenvironmental Engineer and Operational Health Physicist with more than 24 years of exemplary service as a US Air Force Lt Col supporting military operations worldwide. Specialized in CBRNE (Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Explosive) matters, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, and environmental and water surveillance. Successful at leading and managing all aspects of mission-critical projects on time without compromising quality and accuracy.  Anne responded to real-world anthrax attack, authored response procedures for Air Mobility Command and developed radiological measurements mapping software for radiological nuclear accident response.  She provided CBRNE Consequence Management support for DTRA to CCMDs worldwide for both training exercises and real-life events where she improved tactical response capabilities and stipulated medical countermeasures. Anne supported multiple CBRNE and other military AFRICOM engagements where she directed all field sampling and analysis of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear agents/materials during accidents/incidents and training exercises to provide rapid detection and identification.  Anne’s education includes the Air War College, AF Bioenvironmental Engineering Course, Master of Science – Engineering Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University,  B.S. Physics, University of Paris VII.  Anne is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and ISO 14001 certified.  She is fluent in French.

Teodoro Garcia -- Consultant / CBRN

Subject Matter Expert in the CBRN field with heavy focus on the Chemical operations and decontamination. Retired Marine MSgt/E-8.  Recent deployments to Africa, Central America. Countries of Focus include Kenya, Senegal, Morocco and Panama. Qualified as a CBRN Specialist and Hazardous Materials Technician.

Bachelor’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Management at American Military University.  Teodoro is fluent in Spanish.

Michael "Mike" Fisher -- Consultant / Border Security 

Mike has 30 years of federal law enforcement with 6 years as Chief, U.S. Border Patrol. He served in multiple field commands (Norther and Southern border); and as the Deputy Director; Office of Anti-Terrorism (Customs and Border Protection) and Chief of Intelligence; U.S. Border Patrol. Mike has experience with Special Operations with the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC).  Mike has significant strategic planning and operation execution experience. He developed U.S. Border Security Strategy and Operational Implementation Plan and introduced geospatial intelligence collection for U.S. borders. Designed and implemented the first joint operational field command for the Department of Homeland Security.  He is a recognized expert in his field and conducted numerous public speaking and media presentations. He is as a frequent lecturer at the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA, the National Defense University (NDU) at Fort Nair, and on the international circuit at numerous conferences and symposiums.  Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a master’s in business administration. He is a graduate of JFK School of Government, Harvard University Graduate of DoD/NDU Capstone, and an Adjunct Professor with the Institute of Defense Analysis. 

Donna Fore -- Consultant / Defense Policy and Intelligence

Donna L. Fore, Colonel, USAF (Retired) has over 35 years of DoD and national intelligence experience. Donna served as the Air Reserve Component (ARC) Intelligence Advisor to senior AF leadership at the Pentagon; the Director of Intelligence (J2) for a Joint Task Force deployed to Central America; provided Commander-level indications and warning support at U.S. Central Command; participated in numerous major national-level wargames/exercises at the North American Aerospace Defense Command/U.S. Space Command. Donna was mobilized during the first Gulf War and deployed and lead targeting and intelligence support for joint and coalition combat operations conducted in the Balkans. Donna also has wealth of experience supporting defense contractors as she served as a Program Manager with several defense contractors in Northern Virginia and Charlottesville. She provided senior level systems, policy, strategy, and business development expertise to support both DoD and national Intelligence Community customers. She provided extensive experience and knowledge through direct engagement with the Department’s Joint Capabilities Integration System (JCIDS) process ranging from 2001 to 2016. Of note, she also provided concept and systems development guidance for intelligence applications in support of technical capabilities and operations, including proposals for maintaining or developing contracts in support of Data Science; Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive weapons (CBRNE); Identity Intelligence (I2), including Biometrics, Forensics and DNA Collection and Exploitation; Biosurveillance; Microbial Forensics; CBRN Exercises and Training; Mobile Labs; and Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD). She provided technical analysis and Biosurveillance S&T support for the DoD’s Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical & Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD). Donna is a graduate of Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science/History (Education) and obtained her Master from Auburn University in Public Administration. Donna was also a National Security Program Fellow at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is a licensed Insurance Agent with New York Life Insurance.

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