Tag Archives: Marine Corps

Marine Corps Radio Operator to Constellation West CEO

Lisa WolfordLisa Wolford, a former Marine Corps radio operator, founded Constellation West (formerly CSSS.NET) in 1997. Constellation West is a certified service-disabled veteran-owned small company focused on cybersecurity, GIS, IT Software and Systems Engineering and Process Management.

Lisa has received several awards including Nebraska Veteran Services Champion, Vetrepreneur of the Year and the Nunn Perry Mentor Protégé Award from the Department of Defense.  Following her Marine Corps service Lisa attended college where she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and a triple specialization in management information systems, accounting and Japanese strategic information systems.  If this isn’t…

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Defense Roundup: LockMart Has Identified Its Next F-35: the SR-72; Whether SOF or NG, Returning from War Has Challenges

US Joins Whistle-Blower Lawsuit Over Background Probes

Andrew Zajac, Bloomberg. Falls Church, Virginia based USIS can’t get much of a break from the relentless scrutiny of its business practices after the revelations that its investigators had conducted the background checks on former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. The company that processes an astounding two-thirds of all contracted background investigations and half of all U.S. background checks is being accused of submitting investigations to the Office of Personnel Management without proper quality control checks. The formerly sealed lawsuit filed by a former investigator as part of the federal whistle-blower legislation act was joined by the…

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Defense Roundup: Furry Friends That Aren’t Pandas, New Hiring Rules Impacting Contractors

War Costs Could Escalate Quickly

Tom Vanden Brook (@tvandenbrook), USA Today. The debates around the situation in Syria are loud and widespread but aspects we are watching include how it will affect the “Asia pivot” and sending a military to war in the middle of massive budget uncertainty. USA Today examines the costs of what a potential strike on the Assad government would cost. The extreme low end with a pure cruise missile assault is somewhere around $100 million with Tomahawk missiles costing about $1 million a piece. In comparison, the Libya campaign cost the U.S. $1.1 billion and began with some 110 Tomahawks hitting key government targets. Things…

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Happy 237th Birthday U.S. Marine Corps

As a Marine-owned company ClearedJobs.Net is honored to salute the U.S. Marine Corps on its 237th birthday, Saturday, November 10, 2012.

Marine Corps Founding

Captain Samuel Nicholas formed two battalions of Continental Marines on November 10, 1775, as directed by a resolution passed by a committee of the Continental Congress. The resolution was drafted at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, calling for marines to aid in the fight for independence on land and sea. Robert Mullan, owner of Tun Tavern, was Nicholas’ first captain and recruiter.

Since then, the mission of the Marine Corps has evolved with changing foreign policy and military doctrine. The Marine Corps has served in every American…

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March 19 Defense Industry Weekly Roundup

Marines to Cut 4 Battalions, 12 Air Squadrons

David Alexander, Reuters. The Marine Corps issued an unusually detailed and clear list of the planned cuts to the force as they seek to cut 20,000 Marines from the service. The cuts will be conducted over five years with the plan of seeing most of them through attrition and less re-enlistment opportunities. Four infantry battalions will be lost bringing them down to 23 from 24. Aviation units will go from 70 to 58 squadrons and three headquarters units will also be lost.  North Carolina and California will bear the brunt of the cuts.

U.S. Air Force, Air Guard Lock Horns Over Cuts

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