Major General (USAF, Ret.) Frederick F. Roggero, and Colonel (USA, Ret.) Bill Finehout have over 50 years of experience in developing ready, resilient organizations and leading them in high-stress, unforgiving environments.
Frederick F. Roggero, President & CEO Fred Roggero has broad experience in DoD, Government, and the defense industry. He commanded Air Force units at the Squadron, Group, Wing and Center levels, and served on the staffs of the Department of State and the Joint Staff in the Pentagon. Fred Roggero was a senior Military Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, taught national security affairs and leadership at the Air Command and Staff College and volunteers his free time to serve as the President of the Royal Air Force Museum American Foundation.
- Air Force Chief of Safety: Developed, executed and evaluated all aviation, ground, weapons, space system mishap and nuclear surety programs to preserve combat readiness. Achieved the two best years in aviation safety in the Air Force’s 65 year history.
- Led the Air Force’s first Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) accident investigation division, reducing the Air Force UAS mishap rate in half.
- Director of Operations for Air Mobility Command, responsible for all aviation policy and procedures for AMC’s fleet of 1,200 aircraft.
- Director of Public Affairs and Strategic Communications for the Air Force. Top spokesperson, media relations, and brand guardian.
- NTSB Accident Investigation and Human Factors Analysis Course
- University of Southern California’s Safety Management System for Remotely Piloted Vehicle Course.
- Acknowledged subject matter expert on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), appearing on numerous media outlets discussing UAS Safety and Security.
- Command Pilot with over 4,000 hours in 22 different types of military aircraft. Instrument rated commercial airplane pilot.
Arthur W. “Bill” Finehout, Chief Operating Officer Bill Finehout has extensive experience leading teams across the Business Development, Capture/Proposal, Marketing/Selling, Technical Development, and Program Management spectrum. Bill’s deep experience in DoD includes multiple aviation assignments and serving in the Pentagon supporting the Army, Joint, and OSD staffs. This is complemented by broad interagency experience with the Federal Executive Branch Departments and Agencies, and commercial companies.
- Consultant to commercial companies adding Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) capability, in areas such as safety culture and programs, flight operations, maintenance, training, airframes, sensors, and insurance.
- Developing Safety Management Systems and Flight Operations Manuals for commercial UAS operators.
- Project manager of RSL team providing on-site Advisory and Assistance services to the United States Air Force Safety Center (AFSEC), Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Branch. Supporting Safety Investigation Boards, investigating RPA mishaps, and facilitating the safe integration of Air Force RPA operations within the National Airspace System.
- Developed and fielded the Defense Readiness Reporting System (DRRS), the primary DOD readiness assessment and global force management system.
- Developed the Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Continuity of Government (COG) readiness assessment methodology and the web-services reporting system currently in use by Federal Executive Branch departments and agencies.
- Managed the Army’s Total Ammunition Management Information System (TAMIS). TAMIS manages all ammunition for the Army and Marine Corps from requirements to the industrial base, to troops on the ground.
- Master Army Aviator, Instrument rated commercial airplane and helicopter pilot.
- Graduate of the School for Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), MBA, and certified Project Management Professional (PMP).