A proven leader and a real-world practitioner of critical strategy and planning, Jeff serves as Cadmus’ senior vice president of safety, security, and resilience services. His extensive industry experience with clients across all military services, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as well as his broad interagency experience, gives Cadmus clients valuable perspective as they prepare for and respond to natural and human-made threats.
Jeff, a retired major general, honed his exceptional leadership skills serving at the highest levels of the military and government as well as in the private sector. Prior to joining Cadmus, Jeff served as vice president of aviation services at Pacific Architects & Engineers (PAE) with multiple federal contracts and more than 2,000 employees in the United States, Colombia, Germany, and Saudi Arabia. Additionally, he served as director of strategy and concepts on the United States Air Force staff and as director of strategy, policy, and plans for U.S. Northern Command and NORAD, where he served as principal advisor to the commander on strategy and policy and was responsible for all campaign and contingency planning for the defense of North America, including defense support to civil authorities.
In addition, Jeff’s military service encompassed significant security and emergency response duties around the globe. He served as the senior military advisor to the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan with the U.S. Department of State, as the deputy director for politico-military affairs for Asia for the Joint Staff, and as commander of the 374th Airlift Wing of the Air Force. He also served as aide-de-camp and emergency actions officer for President George W. Bush, ensuring the president had ready access to the emergency action satchel, commonly known as “the football.”
Jeff is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, and a Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters. He received his master’s degree in international relations from Troy State University and a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Institute of Technology.