Board of Directors

BRTRC benefits from the unique experience and leadership of a select team of experts who make up our board of directors. These individuals provide guidance on the conduct and management of company affairs. Their duties correspond to BRTRC's corporate mission while upholding our company values and standards of excellence.

Board of Directors:
Michael Stafford
John S. Caldwell, Jr.
Jeanette K. Edmunds
Thomas M. Cole
Mary Fuller
In Memoriam: Claude M. Bolton, Jr

Michael D. Stafford

Michael Stafford has a unique 360-degree perspective with regards to federal contracting, particularly for the Department of Defense, as well as direct experience with ensuring ethical conduct under a compliance agreement. He has more than 40 years experience with federal contracting, crisis management, and compliance programs.

He was the senior contracting officer for the Navy's F/A-18 Hornet Strike Fighter and Harpoon Anti-Ship Missile Programs. As a member of the Senior Executive Service, he was the Director of Acquisition Regulations for the Navy, reporting directly to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and was responsible for the successful implementation of the Competition in Contracting Act and the first Procurement Reform Act into the Federal Acquisition Regulation. At the request of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, he also served as the Director of the Defense Acquisition Regulatory Council.

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John S. Caldwell, Jr.

Lieutenant General (US Army, Retired) John Caldwell, Jr. has extensive executive experience in the defense industry. He served eight years (1995 – 2003) as a General Officer, with twenty years experience planning and executing military research, development and acquisition (RDA) programs. His latest position within the Army was Lieutenant General and Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology. He is currently employed as a consultant in various capacities, primarily with The Spectrum Group (January 2008 – present) and Wesley K. Clark Associates (2008 – present). He was also employed (2004 – 2011) as Executive Adviser to PTC Corporation. Sr. Vice President, Defense Information Technology Solutions, QSS Group, Inc., and Executive Vice President, Perot Systems Gov Sys (July 2004 – June 2007). He currently serves on several corporate boards of directors (including TASER International) and multiple corporate advisory boards.

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Jeanette K. Edmunds

Major General (US Army Retired) Jeanette K. Edmunds is the Senior Vice President for Logistics at Cypress International, a consulting organization that specializes in helping Defense industry companies meet their market objectives. At Cypress she established and leads a logistics practice that has progressively expanded to address client goals across the spectrum of DoD contracted services. She provides assistance with strategic planning, business development and opportunity capture to Defense companies of all sizes. Her particular areas of expertise include logistics services such as maintenance, supply chain management, product support and lifecycle management, as well as a broad range of other contracted professional services.

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Thomas M. Cole

Brigadier General (US Army, Retired), Thomas Cole concluded over 31 years of active Army service as the Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO-IEW&S). As PEO IEW&S (2007-2010) he was the senior official responsible for overall direction and programs performance for intelligence, electronic and cyber warfare, and sensor targeting capabilities with seven direct report Project Managers who managed 93 separate programs. The valuable contributions of PEO IEW&S were highlighted by the Defense Acquisition Executive with the presentation of the 2010 David Packard Team Award for Department of Defense acquisition excellence. His promotion to the range of general officer and assignment as PEO culminated 22 years of acquisition experience and positions of responsibility. He has leveraged these skills and formed a consulting company (Thomas Cole and Associates, LLC) that provides independent, senior level business strategy development and programmatic advice.

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Mary Fuller

Mary Fuller & Associates, LLC was founded in 2006 by Colonel Mary Fuller (US Army, Retired). As a Senior Acquisition Executive and Defense Acquisition Specialist with over 30 years of combined military service and industry experience, Mary provides a unique perspective on establishing or improving customer relationships, establishing or winning product and program business strategies, preparing unique marketing plans and fostering and developing leadership for effective teams. Mary specializes in building winning teams for Army/DoD business initiatives and provides a personalized consulting approach.

Mary’s experience includes systems acquisition, information technology, research, development, test and evaluation and other business areas to include business development and strategic planning.

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In Memoriam: Claude M. Bolton, Jr

The Honorable Claude M. Bolton, Jr. became the Executive-In-Residence for the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) on January 3, 2008. In this position, Mr. Bolton supported the DAU president, faculty and students with strategic planning, courses development and mentoring. Mr. Bolton’s primary focus was assisting the DAU president achieve the Congressional direction to recruit, retain, train and educate the DOD acquisition workforce.

Prior to becoming the DAU Executive-In-Residence, Mr. Bolton served as the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASAALT). As the ASA (ALT), Mr. Bolton served as the Army Acquisition Executive (AAE), the Senior Procurement Executive, and the Science Advisor to the Secretary. Mr. Bolton was also the senior research and development official for the Department of the Army, and had principal responsibility for all Department of the Army matters related to logistics.

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