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Mark graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1977 with a B.S. in Operations Analysis. He was the Arleigh Burke Honor Graduate and the Combat Systems Honor Graduate of his Basic Surface Warfare Officer class. In 1988 on USS SIMPSON he directed gun battery counter-fire that resulted in the destruction of a hostile gun battery ashore. He then directed the only surface to surface missile duel in US Navy history, sinking a 1000 ton enemy corvette after it fired a Harpoon missile. He graduated from Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in 1990 with a Master of Science in Engineering Science, specializing in weapon systems engineering. Upon graduation from NPS he became an Engineering Duty Officer and reported to the Aegis Program Office as the Aegis Baseline Engineer, managing the definition, configuration, and software development of Aegis baselines, managing all Aegis development facilities, and managing HIPER-D, a joint DARPA / Navy program to develop High Performance Distributed Supercomputing for US Navy surface combatants. He then worked in a joint Aegis and PEO Theater Air Defense (TAD) advanced technology program.
His next assignment was to PEO Theater Air Defense, initially managing the development of the Advanced Combat Direction System (ACDS) Block 1 (an ACAT 2 program). His responsibilities soon grew to include the development and life cycle support for all non-Aegis shipboard combat systems, including ACDS Block 0 (ACAT 2), NTDS, NTU cruisers, FFG’s, and Ship Self Defense System (SSDS, another ACAT 2 program).
He then served as the PEO TAD lead for the combat system on DDG 1000 before retiring from the Navy in 1997 and accepting a position with Ocean Systems Engineering Corporation (OSEC) in San Diego. At OSEC, he provided full time engineering and programmatic support to PMW 163 (now PMW 120) in the development of advanced technologies for signals intelligence. Under his leadership, OSEC business with SPAWAR and associated Program Executive Offices grew from zero to $22M per year. When QinetiQ North America (QNA) purchased OSEC and ComGlobal Systems, Mark became responsible for the combined OSEC and ComGlobal operations supporting SPAWAR and eventually also for support services to Office of Naval Research (ONR), NAVSEA, and the US Coast Guard.
Leaving QNA, Mark founded E3R in June 2011. Mark is certified as a DAWIA Level 3 Program Manager and was awarded the Assistant Secretary of the Navy Acquisition Reform Award and Bronze Star with Combat “V”.
PJ Perrault received his Commission as a Naval Officer in 1985 and designated a Naval Aviator in 1986. His tours of duty included: Officer In Charge/Air Operation Commander, TACRON 12, USS Essex; Executive Officer, Sea-Based Weapons and Advanced Tactics School Pacific, San Diego; SH-60F/H Maintenance Officer/Department Head, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Two, San Diego; Command Briefer/Operations Planning Officer, U.S. Pacific Command, Hi.; CAG Staff/ Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Subject Matter Expert, Carrier Air Wing 15, San Diego; SH-60 Flight/NATOPS Instructor, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Ten, San Diego; Maintenance and Operations Division Officer, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Four/Sixteen, San Diego. PJ has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from New York Polytechnic Institute, Engineering College of New York University. He went on to graduate from U.S. Army Command and General Staff College with a M.A. in Military Operations and Webster University with a M.A. in Computer Resources and Information Management.
After retiring from the Navy in 2005, he went on to serve at Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., as a Technical Analyst supporting PEO C4I/PMW 120. He was selected as a Senior Science and Technology (S&T) Analyst to support the SPAWAR Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and as the Program Manager provided direct technical support to the CTO for Technology Transition and Transfer services. PJ joined E3R Inc., and as the E3R Program/Portfolio Manager for SSC Pacific he has won the CTO support service contract twice. He provides strategic level leadership, management, mentoring, and oversight for two of E3R’s prime contracts.
He provides technical guidance across program management disciplines and engineering services, facilitates identification of Information Warfare (IW) capability gaps and advancing developing technologies into new warfighting capabilities. He has a keen understanding of emerging technologies and S&T funding initiatives enabling technology development and rapid transition to the warfighter. He is a leader in the development and implementation of the SPAWAR S&T CONOPS and an author of SPAWAR Transition documents. He has extensive experience in processes supporting the Office of Research and Technology applications (ORTA), Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) and Technology Transfer. PJ has received numerous personal awards including Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and Navy Commendation and Achievement Medals.
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Gary Brister enlisted in the United States Navy in 1982 going on to receive his Commission as a Naval Officer in 1987 upon graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. (dual degree) in Economics and Political Science. He went on to graduate from Naval Post Graduate School in 1993 with a M.S. in Information Technology Management (ITM). As a Surface Warfare Officer his tours in the Navy included: USS NEW ORLEANS (LPH 11); USS LA SALLE (AGF 3); USS TARAWA (LHA 1); Speech Writer within the Public Affairs Office (PAO), Commander Naval Surface Forces Pacific (CNSP); Office in Charge of Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Department, Assault Craft Unit ONE, in charge of 14 LCUs located in San Diego CA and Sasebo Japan; Assistant Functional Integration Manager, Navy Center for Information Technology (CIT) supporting implementation of the Navy’s “Revolution in Training;” Strategic Planning, Combined Forces Command Afghanistan / CJ5 Strategy Planner and Policy Branch Kabul, Afghanistan developing weekly Presidential (POTUS) and bi-weekly Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) briefings; and Director, Officer Professional Development Program, Navy Center for Information Dominance (CID West).
After retiring from the Navy in 2006, he went on to serve in the capacity of a Business Development and Capture Lead for Ocean Systems Engineering (OSEC), QinetiQ North America (QNA) through the acquisition of OSEC, Barling Bay, TASC, and then ENGILITY through acquisition and merger with TASC. Leaving ENGILITY, Gary became Growth Lead at E3R in 2017. In pursuit of challenging and highly competitive procurements, his win-rates are above the industry average for both new and incumbent work, and he has successfully broken into new markets across DoD. He also continues to actively support the San Diego Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association (AFCEA) as President of AFCEA San Diego. Gary received numerous awards including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Bronze Star Medal.
Lorraine Banner is the Business Manager for E3R. She possesses 25 plus years of experience in operations and financial management. This expertise is demonstrated in client relations, financial management, recruiting, project management and complex life cycle management support programs aspects of E3Rs operations. Lorraine’s other trusted responsibilities are the management of E3R’s benefit plans, reporting requirements and managing all audits.
Lorraine discovered her natural interests in high school where she enjoyed working with numbers and solving problems. Her first job was working at a senior services center that provided lunches and networking to retired seniors. Each subsequent job, new opportunities were selected that would increase her knowledge and continue to develop new skills. While attending college her accounting professor strongly encouraged her to pursue financial accounting positions. This advice was taken to heart and with each new opportunity she continued to gain depth and expertise in financial matters. To this day, her philosophy is simple and has served her well “If you work, find your happy place–be passionate and enjoy what you do”.
Lorraine’s career started as a paraprofessional for CPA firm. Progressing forward, she became a staff accountant for a construction company and was then promoted up to Controller. Continuing through her career, she worked for several large corporations carrying out and implementing change that propelled these companies to continued financial success. Prior to E3R, Lorraine worked for QinetiQ North America where she was responsible for the financial management of a division consisting of a large group of government contracts within QNA’s Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance Group.
In her spare time, Lorraine enjoys photography and volunteer work for the United States Marine Corps (USMC) where she serves as an administrator of family support groups. Lorraine travels to and attends every School of Infantry graduation donating her photography skills to take pictures for families that cannot attend. As a Colorado native, you can expect to see her cheering on the Denver Broncos.
Duaine Hooker joined the United States Navy in 1982 and served 12 years as a Cryptologic Technician Communications 1st Class, being honorably discharged in 1995 as a Service-Disabled Veteran. During his Navy career, he was stationed at Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Naples Italy, Naval Security Group Detachment (NSGD) Rota Spain, Commander Patrol Wing Five, Brunswick Maine, and commissioned the USS VELLA GULF (CG-72) serving as a plank owner.
After leaving Naval service, Duaine joined GRC International Inc., supporting Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Charleston, South Carolina; Naval Information Warfare Activity (NIWA); Fleet Information Warfare Center (FIWC) sponsored Communications Research Project (CRP); and Commander-In-Chief, United States Atlantic Fleet, N2 Fleet Intelligence Directorate for Information Management of Fleet Intelligence. In 1997, Duaine joined KAB Laboratories Inc., as employee number five and within 15 years built the company to over 70 employees with annual revenue of $7 million.
From 2013 to 2015, Duaine purchased a franchise and opened Camp Run-A-Mutt to the City of Chula Vista, California. This quickly became the #1 dog daycare and boarding facility in Chula Vista. During this time, Duaine worked with the City of Chula Vista City Council on outreach programs on dog related activities. In 2016, Duaine was appointed by the City Council to the Growth Management Oversight Commission for the City of Chula Vista and now serves as Chair of the commission. The commission identifies issues and concerns within the City related to growth management and quality of life, and recommends changes or additions to growth management threshold standards and their respective implementation actions to the City Council.
Duaine joined E3R in 2015 to provide Scientific, Engineering, and Technical Assistance (SETA) support for Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (PEO C4I) PMW 120. Specific support includes providing engineering support to the Ships Signal Exploitation Equipment (SSEE) and Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) programs for the Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) integration efforts. Duaine now servers as Technical Lead for Navy Tactical Data Network (NTDN); provides full time engineering and programmatic support for PMW 120; and coordinates requirements with PMW 130, PMW 160, PMW 750, and PMW 790 ensuring all requirements for NTDN are met.
Chris enlisted in the Navy in 1997 as a submarine Electronics Technician, serving onboard the USS Hartford and earning his Enlisted Submarine Warfare insignia. In 2002, he converted to the new Information Systems Technician rating and transferred to the USS Emory S. Land in La Maddalena, Italy where he earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist insignia. In 2004, he was selected to serve as the personal communicator to Commander, Naval Forces Europe and Africa and Joint Forces Command Naples in Naples, Italy. After serving two consecutive Commanders, Chris left Naples to head to Norfolk, Virginia where he served as part of the pre-commissioning crew of the USS George H.W. Bush and was selected to the rank of Chief Petty Officer in 2008. Following his promotion, he returned to Naples where he resumed serving as the personal communicator to two more Commanders. In 2012, he left Europe to serve onboard the USS Antietam in San Diego, CA as the Communications Leading Chief Petty Officer. During this tour, he successfully completed the hull swap with USS Cowpens, bringing home the ship for repairs following Operation Tomodachi. In 2017, Chris completed his final tour as the N6 of Commander, Task Force 72 in Misawa, Japan and returned to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station in North Island where he retired in 2018.
Since 2010, Chris has focused his IT expertise in information and cyber security disciplines, receiving his B.S. in Cybersecurity from the University of Maryland University College in 2016 and M.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance from National University in 2018. Since then, he has continued his educational endeavors at California Miramar University in San Diego where he teaches the graduate program for Computer Information Systems. His educational achievements are supplemented by CompTIA Security+, Information Technology Infrastructure Library Foundation and Certified Information Systems Security Professional industry certifications. He is also a member of the Society of Industrial Security Professionals and Information Systems Security Association – Inland Empire Chapter. Some of his technical achievements include the management, delivery and design of the Navy’s new Battle Watch Command Center in Misawa, Japan, multiple Information System Security Manager and Electronic Key Management System Manager tours and most recently, leading the Disaster Response Teams for the Navy’s largest communications center on the west coast. His achievements are supported by multiple Navy Achievement Medals, the Joint Service Achievement Medal and both Navy and Joint Service Commendation Medals.
In his personal life, Chris is an avid sports fan who hails from the Baltimore, MD area and follows the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Wizards and Baltimore Orioles. He enjoys his post-military life, where he dedicates himself to spending time with his family.
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