Honorary Board

 Sue's AF Picture.jpg  The Honorable Sue Payton

Sue C. Payton is a change agent, acquisition expert, innovative industry leader and public servant with more than 27 years of continued success working with senior aerospace and defense industry partners and in government positions with military services, defense agencies, coalition partners, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Intelligence Community, Congress, universities and the media. Read More

R Hoover2.jpg Lieutenant General Reynold N. Hoover (Ret.), U.S. Army

Reynold Hoover retired in December 2018 from his final assignment as the Deputy Commander of U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) with over 35 years of service. Prior to his NORTHCOM assignment, General Hoover served briefly at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) as the Mobilization Assistant to the Director. From 2014 to 2016, he served as the National Guard Bureau’s Director of Intelligence and Chief Information Officer.  General Hoover deployed to Afghanistan in 2009-2010, serving as the Commanding General of the Joint Sustainment Command. During his career, General Hoover commanded EOD warriors at the detachment, task force, battalion and group levels, including while deployed in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. His last command was as a Major General at the 167th Theater Sustainment Command. Read More

Randy Manner MG, USA, Retired.jpg  Major General Randy Manner (Ret.), U.S. Army
Randy Manner, a retired Army Infantry Major General, is a passionate supporter of the EOD community. While serving on the Army Staff in the Pentagon, he was the Army’s General Officer representative to the Joint EOD Board, responsible for EOD policy and investment recommendations. He successfully advocated for the expansion of Army EOD force structure and counter IED tools. Read More

GCN Picture.jpg   Major General Gordon C. Nash (Ret.), U.S. Marine Corps
Major General Gordon C. Nash retired from the United States Marine Corps on June 1, 2006, with nearly 35 years of active service. He is currently serving as a senior consultant for the Sierra Nevada Corporation, a prime integrator and electronic systems provider.  He is also consulting with Allied Marine Services supporting clients in the U.S. public and private maritime industry.  Read More

Arch Macy.png  RADM Archer M. Macy, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Archer “Arch” Macy is a 39 year veteran of the Navy where he served as a surface warfare officer, combat systems engineer and acquisition professional. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering, and a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies. He has commanded at sea and ashore, and as a flag officer served as the director of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology and Training for the Department of Defense, established the Joint Counter-IED Electronic Warfare (CREW) program, and commanded the Naval Surface Warfare Center, responsible for research, technical and engineering support for the Navy’s surface ships and aircraft carriersRead More

TimothyByers.jpg  Major General Timothy Byers (Ret.), U.S. Air Force
Major General Timothy Byers is Senior Vice President, defense sector for Atkins and a 32-year veteran of the United States Air Force. During his military career, he served as a design engineer, readiness officer, contract management chief, programmer and environmental chief. General Byers most recently served as The Air Force Civil Engineer where he led the 54,000-person engineering force at 166 installations worldwide. His previous assignments include headquarter tours and base command positions as a civil engineer squadron and mission support group commander.  Read More


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