Board of Advisors
CEO, Five Star Global Security
Major General Edward M. Reeder, Jr. was commissioned in the Infantry through the Appalachian State University ROTC in 1981 and attended the U.S. Army Special Forces Qualification Course in 1986. He earned a master of science in administration from Central Michigan University and a master of science in national security strategy from the U.S. National War College.
His command assignments include rifle platoon leader and weapons platoon leader, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division (Forward), United States Army Europe, Germany; Commander, Special Operations Detachment – Alpha 786, Co. B, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Davis, Republic of Panama; and Commander, Co. B, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. He served as Deputy Commanding Office, 7th Special Forces Group (A) and Commander, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (A), and as the Commander, 7th Special Forces Group (A). In addition, he served as the Commander, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan and Commanding General, Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command – Afghanistan. He served as the Commanding General, United States Army Special Forces Command (A) and the Commanding General, U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. He most recently served as the Commanding General, Special Operations Joint Task Force – Afghanistan/NATO Special Operations Component Command – Afghanistan.
His combat tours include National Civil Defense Advisor, Republic of El Salvador in 1988 and Commander Special Forces Operational Detachment – Alpha 786 in support of Operation Just Cause in 1989; serving with the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) under Task Force black, Republic of Panama. He commanded Special Operations Task Force 32 (2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan in 2002 and again in 2003. Reeder commanded the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan (7th Special Forces Group) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan in 2006 and again in 2007. He also established and commanded the Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command – Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan from 2009-2010. From 2014-2015 he commanded the Special Operations Joint Task Force –Afghanistan/NATO Special Operations Component Command – Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Resolute Support.
Reeder’s personal awards include various U.S. and foreign decorations and badges. He is married to the former Adrian Hopkins of Overland Park, Kansas. They have three children,
Edward III, Jennifer, and Morgan. They have one granddaughter, Sydney and a grandson, Bo.
Fmr. Chief, Product Quality Division, Defense Energy Support Center
Robert Koeller has 37 years’ experience managing energy program and energy policy development and implementation, energy contract administration, and energy quality assurance/surveillance for both commercial contractors (1973-1980) and U.S. Government agencies (1980-2010). Mr. Koeller served as the subject matter expert for the petroleum quality assurance/surveillance function to Department of Defense/Defense Logistics Agency/Defense Energy Supply Center Directorates and the Military Services as the focal point for all petroleum products and related technical matters within the Middle East Area of Responsibility (AOR) – Iraq, Jordan, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Egypt and Sudan. Mr. Koeller was also the principle technical advisor to the DESC-ME Theater Commander.
Partner, McChrystal Group
Mr. Greg Vogle is a former CIA Paramilitary Officer, serving in senior executive positions in charge of global clandestine operations. He directed joint CIA, Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense programs and missions, collaborating within and across the CIA, the IC and all branches of the US military. Prior to serving in the CIA, he served five years in the US Marine Corps from 1981-1986. He earned a BA in Political Science and Government from The Citadel, and his CIA citations include the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, Director’s Award for Distinguished Service, Intelligence Star, Distinguished Intelligence Cross, and National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal.
He is a Partner with the McChrystal Group Leadership Institute, where he focuses on expanding the firm’s offerings, leveraging both military and government leadership experience to forge leaders and build the teams of tomorrow.
He is also Chairman of the Board for the Third Option Foundation. Third Option Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt national non-profit organization. The name refers to the motto of CIA’s Special Activities Center: Tertia Optio, the President’s third option when military force is inappropriate, and diplomacy is inadequate. The Third Option Foundation is dedicated to providing comprehensive family resiliency programs, working behind the scenes to quietly help those who quietly serve.
President & CEO, Pan American Technical Services Inc
Donald McLamb offers the experience and qualifications gained in his career that began as an electronic system design and development engineer. He has led teams that have developed and operated the world’s most extensive launch, tracking and control range, built and operated systems that evaluated the U.S. and Russian missile programs, put men and instruments in space, tested and evaluated undersea warfare systems, and built the world’s highest energy laser instrumentation system for nuclear fusion experimentation. He has been part of, and led, highly successful business development teams, for CSC, DynCorp, Johnson Controls and Boeing. Mr. McLamb holds an MBA with Data Processing Option, Florida Institute of Technology and a 1984 Masters in Space Technology, from Florida Institute of Technology.
President & CEO, Fletcher Consulting LLC
Major General (retired) Charles W. Fletcher, Jr., also known as Charlie Fletcher, is the President of Fletcher Consulting. Prior to starting his own firm, he volunteered as the Interim COO for the Wounded Warrior Project. In six months, he led their recovery from a public relations crisis to a return to public confidence. His has over eight years in senior management positions in the private sector and over thirty-six years in a variety of aviation, logistics and operational military assignments. He serves on the Advisory Board of three Veterans Service Organizations and several commercial companies.
His business experience includes President of McLane Advanced Technologies (MAT), a company known for its technical innovation in logistics operations. Prior to MAT, he was an executive in Alion Science & Technology managing a diverse portfolio of mission command training, spectrum engineering, program management, technology integration, and modeling & simulation. Prior to Alion, he worked for The Boeing Company where he built their Logistics Services Business to over a billion dollars of new work. During his time at Boeing, Alion and MAT, he also served as NATO’s first Logistics Senior Mentor. In this capacity, he advised NATO logistics commands during major training exercises, supported NATO & UN comprehensive operational planning courses, and assisted in the development of next generation NATO logistics C2 systems.
His military career included eight command tours with his final assignment as the Director of Operations & Plans, US Transportation Command. He is an Army rotary-wing aviator with over 2,000 flying hours, logistician with expertise in managing complex supply chains and a program manager with extensive experience in Research & Development. His assignments included planning and then commanding U.S. Army logistics forces during the 2003 Iraq invasion. His previous Middle East assignments include Battalion Command in Desert Storm and test pilot instructor in Iran during the 1978/9 Islamic Revolution.
Mr. Fletcher holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the United States Military Academy, M.S. Systems Management University of Southern California, and M.A. National Military Strategy National Defense University. He is married to Dale Anne Fletcher, a retired Army Nurse. They have three children; Charles in Harvard’s Master’s Program in Law & Public Policy, Michael an Army LT in Italy and Marie at Ole Miss.
President, Africa-Asia Projects Group
Milt Bearden retired from the Central Intelligence Agency in 1994, after thirty years in the CIA’s clandestine services, where Mr. Bearden rose through the ranks to become one of CIA’s most senior officers. His early career was split between German-speaking Europe and Hong Kong. During the early 1980s he moved to Africa to serve as CIA Chief in Nigeria and later in Khartoum, where he covered Sudan’s civil war and the ultimate overthrow of the regime of Jaafar Nimeiri.
In 1986 Mr. Bearden was put in charge of the CIA’s covert operations in support of the Afghan resistance, an effort that ultimately succeeded in forcing a Soviet withdrawal. From 1989-92, Mr. Bearden directed the CIA’s clandestine operations against the Soviet Union. Mr. Bearden ended his CIA career as the CIA Chief in Bonn, in the newly reunified Germany.
Mr. Bearden is a frequent contributor to the Op-Ed pages of the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and has contributed to Foreign Affairs , The National Interest, The National Journal Online, and to the book on September 11, 2001, How Did This Happen?, published by Public Affairs. He is the author of a novel about the Afghan resistance, Black Tulip, and co-author, with James Risen, of The Main Enemy, a non-fiction account of the end of the Cold War. He has consulted on several films, including The Good Shepherd and Charlie Wilson’s War.
Mr. Bearden Served in the United States Air Force with duty in the PACAF 1958-1962. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, with a B.A. in Linguistics, and of the Yale University Institute of Far Eastern Languages (Mandarin Chinese). He lives in Virginia with his French-born wife, Marie-Catherine.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Zamani founded DGC International as an information technology, linguistics and program management solutions firm to address the growing demand for customers in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, federal civilian government, state and local government and commercial sectors. Mr. Zamani currently shapes and approves DGC International’s business strategies, serves as an advocate for the organization’s issues, and helps set the overall direction. Mr. Zamani holds a BS in Business Management from University of Phoenix and an Executive MBA from Virginia Tech.
Senior Executive Director, Contracts
Mark J. Lumer comes to DGC International with over 33 years of federal service, and is an internationally known expert and author in the field of government contracting and has received many awards. He formerly held the position of Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), with offices in Huntsville, Alabama; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Frederick, Maryland, Falls Church, Virginia and Kwajalein Missile Range in the Marshall Islands. As the Director of Contracts, he oversaw over $15 billion in active contracts, annual expenditures of about $2.5 billion and a staff of approximately 110. Mr. Lumer was a member of the Senior Executive Service and the Army Acquisition Corps, with Level III certifications (the highest possible) in both Contracting and Program Management. He was a member of the Army Acquisition Governance Board.
Among other outstanding credentials, Mr. Lumer is the most decorated civilian contracting official in the history of the U.S. Army. Mr. Lumer received his last medal, for Meritorious Civilian Service, from the Army in Nov 2008, 11 months after his retirement. It is one of approximately a dozen medals he earned during his career. On the same day, he received the President’s award from the AbilityOne program, which represents the disabled community in the United States.
In 2004, Mr. Lumer was selected by the White House and the Army to lead a procurement training team to visit coalition partners to thank them for their support in helping rebuild Iraq. Mr. Lumer worked with a number of U.S. Ambassadors and represented the people of the United States in 30 visits to 22 foreign countries. He was particularly proud of the fact that no foreign government pulled their troops out of Iraq during the three years he led this mission.
Mr. Lumer previously worked in the Pentagon, where he was the Army Policy Representative on the DAR Council for four years. As such, he established the Army’s position on revisions and changes to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS). Mr. Lumer had eight DAR subcommittees reporting to him. He also served as the Acting Director, Army Procurement Policy in the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research, Development, and Acquisition) immediately before joining SMDC. Mr. Lumer is one of approximately 450 people worldwide who have actually written the FAR and DFARS.
Mr. Lumer holds BA and MBA degrees, and attended Albany Law School. He is a 1993 graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, a Certified Associate Contracts Manager, and was elected a Fellow by NCMA in 1984, at the time one of the youngest Fellows ever. He was recognized by NCMA with the Outstanding Fellow award in July 1994, and the National Achievement award in July 1995. Mr. Lumer served as the NCMA National Vice-President for Education and Certification, and the National Vice-President for Business Development previously.
Senior Executive Director, Advisory Solutions
Major General Williams leads as a Senior Executive Director for DGC International’s government services work. He served his country in the military for over 35 years and recently retired in 2010. He was last assigned as the Commanding General, 4th Marine Division from April 2007 to April 2010. As a Major General, he managed budgets up to $10 billion and led and managed Governmental and Economic Development in Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, in his early military career he was a Military Aide to Presidents Carter and Reagan.
Major General Williams has served throughout Asia, Europe, Central and South America, the Middle East, and Africa in numerous military operations. He has extensive experiences in China, Korea, Japan, and the Republic of the Philippines. In addition to multiple combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, he has extensive operational experience in the Counter-Drug War in Central and South America, and in Southwest Asia.
He received Master’s degrees from Georgetown University in Government and National Security Affairs in 1981, from Yale University in Hospital Management/Public Health in 1984, and from the U.S. Army War College in International Security Studies in 2000. He has completed studies at Harvard’s JFK School of Government, and at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flaglar School of Business.
Chief Operating Officer
Judi Niedercorn provides ongoing operational leadership. She is responsible for the efficiency of DGCI, managing diverse and global business operations. Ms. Niedercorn secures the functionality and processes of DGCI to drive extensive and sustainable growth. Her decades of C-level and senior management experience include executive management of global technology, consulting, telecommunications, systems integration corporations and charitable organizations.
Vice President, Business Development
Ayman Bekdash provides operations and business development expertise for the government services division of DGC International. Mr. Bekdash serves as the company’s ISO 9001:2008 management representative, and his emphasis on effectiveness and efficiency optimizes DGC International’s client-focused ethos. He played a pivotal part in DGC International’s global corporate transformations beginning in 2011, by significantly contributing to the set up of DGC International’s operations in South America, East Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. Mr. Bekdash holds a Bachelor of Science and two Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Rochester. He is also a former Fulbright fellow.
Vice President, Logistics & Supply Chain
Aziz Doraney provides logistics and transportation expertise for the government services division of DGC International. Mr. Doraney serves as the company’s lead in the CENTCOM and AFRICOM AORs. He played a pivotal part in DGC International’s global corporate transformations beginning in 2011, by significantly contributing to the set up of DGC International’s operations in Iraq, the Middle East, and Afghanistan. Mr. Doraney holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Studies and Homeland Security from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Vice President, Corporate Development
Ian Galloway is a Business Development and Management Executive with experience developing and delivering highly innovative solutions in demanding business environments. His management experience has focused on the design and implementation of strategic communications, marketing, and quality and risk management processes. Recently he has been focused on the development of supply chain logistics and program management solutions for government, military and international commercial markets. Mr. Galloway holds a Masters Degree in History from the University of Edinburgh.