C2 Associates Business Strategy and Development, LLC.

C2 Associates Business Strategy and Development
Our Team

C2 Associates Business Strategy and Development, LLC. – Our Team

Dedication to duty, honor and country has enabled C2 Associates to remain “Best of the Best” with direct application of education, skills and knowledge to assure client satisfaction. Our team of former military, congressional, and private industry leaders look forward to evaluating your business goals, developing a comprehensive strategy, and implementing a tactical plan that reduces barriers to entry while maximizing business goals and expectations.

John B. Chambers

President, CEO and Founder

John B. Chambers, President, CEO and Founder

John Chambers is a recognized “Change Agent” that has strategically led start-ups and turn-arounds during the past four decades. His broad range of experience and capabilities in strategic planning, market development and organizational infrastructure optimization; as well as product and process development, has enabled maximum return on investment (ROI) and increased earnings success. Given his ability to correlate vision, goals and objectives with capabilities, experience and skills alignment relative to market demand, has enabled clearly structured growth campaigns to improve market position and operating productivity through critical performance measurement milestones.

Mr. Chambers holds a MBA and BS-Management along with four years Architectural Engineering from the University of Arizona.  His foundation experience began in 1971 through Non-Destructive Inspection/Testing (NDI/T) in the Air National Guard concurrent with a like position at Hughes Aircraft Company followed by engineering positions with Rockwell International and Thiokol Corporations culminating in senior management positions with Aerojet-Rocketdyne, Raytheon and Goodrich Aerospace Corporations. Cumulatively, this broad experience and capabilities vitea includes; DoD fixed and rotary wing aircraft production and maintenance, both solid motor and liquid rocket engine propulsion manufacturing for; launch vehicles, upper stages, satellites and deep space systems along with OCONUS Overseas Logistics Support operations, as well as both CONUS and OCONUS Range Operations.

Email: john.chambers@c2az.com

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Major General (ret.) Wess P. Chambers

Co-Founder

Major General (ret.) Wess P. Chambers, Co-Founder

General Chambers is recognized as an Air National Guard Fighter Weapons Training leader who provides C2 Associates with both historical and standard DoD processes and operations knowledge. Through his experience, he has attracted the “Best of the Best” retired officers the National Guard produced during the last half of the 20th century thereby enabling the company’s launch and expansion.

The General’s distinguished 37 year National Guard career includes being one of the 1956 founding members of 162nd Fighter Interceptor Group (FIG) and the units second commander credited with unit transition to “Total Force” fighter weapons training for; Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, Active Duty Air Force and Allied Nation pilots while concurrently enabling stand-up and operation of the joint Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Test Center (AATC) chartered with Weapons and Tactics technology definition and testing.

Based on this foundation of success, General Chambers served as the nation’s Deputy Director, Air National Guard (ANG) at the National Guard Bureau (NGB) responsible for jointly directing a force of 110,000 under an annual budget of $3.0 billion to assure United States air security and superiority, while concurrently enabling transitioning to a “Total Force” mission readily available and adaptable for immediate “Call Up” to global service. The culmination of General Chambers’ career resulted in serving as the “first” National Guard Assistant to PACAF followed by the same position to USAF TAC/ACC.

As a Command Pilot, the General has accumulated more than 6,000 flight hours, with 5,200 hours in “single engine” jet aircraft, including; T-6s; T-28s; T-33s; F-86As, Es and Fs; F-84Fs; C-45s; C-47s; F-102s; F-100As, Cs, Ds and Fs, A-7D and F-16s.

General Chambers holds a BS-Political Science from George Washington University and is a graduate of the United States Air Force Command and Staff Air War College.

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Larry R. Bawden

President, Cyber Security

Larry R. Bawden, President, Cyber Security

Larry Bawden is a successful CEO and entrepreneur that provides C2 Associates with over 33 years’ experience, including capital raising, revenue growth, strategic planning, culture and organizational development, policy deployment, and operational excellence. He is a dynamic leader willing to take calculated risks with the ability to motivate people to overcome challenges with a strong “make it happen attitude”.

As a successful CEO entrepreneurial leader, Larry Bawden is focused on building companies through winning go-to-market strategies. Larry was a founder and CEO of Jadoo Power, one of the leading portable fuel cell companies and CEO of Bloo Solar from 2007 through 2017. While CEO at Jadoo Power he was invited to the White House to present portable fuel cell products to President George W. Bush.

His formal education started with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Sacramento in 1983 and later studied Business Administration. Leveraging his formal education with his entrepreneurial drive he held senior management positions in energy and aerospace companies dealing with leading edge technology. Larry has served on several key technical and advisory committees throughout his career in the aerospace industry, and received the Group Achievement award from NASA. Larry is a co-inventor on fifteen patents, and served as a member on the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC) reporting to the Secretary of Energy, the Honorable Samuel W. Bodman under Bush 43.

In 2006, Larry received the “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award” for Emerging Markets – Northern California. Larry was also awarded the Consumer Electronic Show Innovations Design and Engineering Award.

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Major General (ret.) William B. Lynch, J.D.

Advisor

Major General (ret.) William B. Lynch, J.D., Advisor

General Lynch continues to commit his experience and capabilities to both federal and state government demands. Immediately upon retirement from his distinguished 40 year career of service to our nation in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard, in 2004 he made a run for Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District. From July 2006 through July 2007, he accepted his first US Department of State tour to the U.S. Embassy, Baghdad as the Chief-of-Staff, Iraq Reconstruction Management Office (IRMO), later named the Iraq Transition Assistance Office (ITAO), and from June 2008 through June 2009 he returned for his second tour as the Director of the Embassy’s Office of Strategic Planning and Assessment, working directly with the Multi-National Force Iraq (MNFI) J-5. In both cases, General Lynch took sabbaticals from C2 Associates to support the call to duty. In June 2012, the General was appointed by Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court to the post of Fiscal Receiver, after being nominated by Governor Corbett to lead the financially troubled capital city of Harrisburg to recovery.

His distinguished military career includes service as a cabinet officer appointed by three Governors and administrations of both parties, as The Adjutant General (TAG) of Pennsylvania and the Secretary of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. His responsibilities included; command of the 20,000 Guardsmen/women, oversight of six state owned veteran’s homes and the Scotland School for Veterans’ Children. This complex organization is one of the largest “businesses” in the state of Pennsylvania with a combined state and federal budget in excess of $550 million. Additionally, General Lynch served as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Council and stood with Governor Tom Ridge at the Flight 93 crash site on September 11, 2001.

The General is a Command Pilot, with over 5,000 hours in various aircraft, and a military parachutist. He has held positions of responsibility at every level of command and is a combat tested leader with 100 missions over North Vietnam in 1968 as an RF4C Aircraft Commander. As chief of the Operations Division at the National Guard Bureau (NGB), he was responsible for the operational tasking of 91 flying and 244 support units of the Air National Guard in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He served as Commander of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard and Deputy Adjutant General prior to his nomination and appointment as Adjutant General by Governor Tom Ridge. Additionally, he served as both a member and Chairman of the Air Reserve Forces Policy Committee and Vice President-Air of the National Guard Association of the United States.

General Lynch received a B.A. in American Literature from Brown University, and a Juris Doctorate with High Distinction from the Ohio Northern University School of Law, where he was elected to the Law Review. He is also a graduate of the National War College, Fort Lesley McNair, Washington, D.C.

Additionally, the General has received numerous military awards, including; the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Air Medal with nine devices and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross.

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Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Andrew W. Platt,

Program Director

Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Andrew W. Platt, Program Director

Lt Colonel Platt provides C2 Associates with three decades of executive leadership experience and capabilities across all corporate functions including; operations, finance, accounting, program management, customer relations, and business development.
Complimentary to the C2 Associates positon, he is the founder and President of Cobalt Technical Solutions, a provider of cost efficient, innovative, operationally focused technical services and management solutions to the DoD and customers around the world.

Prior to founding Cobalt, Lt Colonel Platt served as the Senior Vice President for Defense Programs at Gauss Management Research and Engineering (GMRE) in Ogden, UT where he was responsible for the management of a number of key programs supporting the Air Force, USMC, National Guard, and other DoD customers.  Prior to GMRE, Lt Colonel Platt held a number of positions across the civilian sector and has served with distinction in the Air National Guard.

He enlisted in the Air National Guard in 1991 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1993, serving as an intelligence officer. He received his undergraduate degree from Boston University in 1994 and worked as an IT analyst at the Boston Company Investment Group. After earning a Master’s of Science in Strategic Intelligence in 1998, he was a senior information warfare analyst within the national intelligence community. In 2000 Mr. Platt graduated from the USAF Weapons School at Nellis AFB, NV. Lt Colonel Platt then flew the A-10A/C for 12 years and held numerous squadron leadership positions. He went on to serve as the Chief of Requirements Integration at the ANG Readiness Center, overseeing acquisition and modernization for all ANG ISR, cyber, space, battlefield airman, and domestic operations equipment. During his military career Lt Colonel Platt has participated in several operational deployments across the Middle East, Europe, and Central America.

Email: andrew.platt@cobalt-techsolutions.com
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Lieutenant Colonel (AF Reserve) M. Bradford Foley

Legislative Affairs

Lieutenant Colonel (AF Reserve) M. Bradford Foley, Legislative Affairs

Lt Colonel Foley is the President of Foley Strategies, a consulting, government relations, and communications firm that specializes in policy and appropriations solutions important to the advancement of military and national security objectives and capabilities. In this capacity, Lt Colonel Foley brings C2 Associates three decades of continuing experience to provide the company with legislative/lobbying services “Inside the Beltway”.

Prior to founding Foley Strategies, Lt Colonel Foley was a consultant and government relations representative for Fabiani & Company where he was responsible for securing federal funding and forging public sector partnerships for companies involved in mission-critical defense programs and technologies.

Previously, he served as Senior Defense and Foreign Policy Advisor to a U.S. Senator on the Senate Armed Services Committee and Senate Appropriations Committee.

Lt Colonel Foley was a pilot with the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command supporting worldwide contingency operations, including 114 combat missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. He currently serves in the Air Force Reserve with the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Capabilities Directorate, and holds an active Top Secret/SCI clearance.

He has a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an M.A. in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University.

Lt Colonel Foley has taught at the American University Washington College of Law and was lauded by the Washingtonian as one of the Top 40 Most Influential Under 40. He is on the Board of Advisors at the Momentum Aviation Group and is a recipient of the National Guard’s Minuteman Award. He is also a member of the Air Commando Association, the Air Force Association, the Association of the United States Army, and the Florida State Society.

Email: bfoley@foleystrategies.com

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Donald A. Bartz

New Technology & Business Development

Donald A. Bartz, New Technology & Business Development

Don Bartz provides five decades of experience and capabilities to C2 Associates through the National Guard, Air Force Reserve, Airline Industry and Industrial Sales. In this regard, Mr. Bartz has the ability to envision “form, fit and function” for new technology and how that technology can benefit both DoD Combat and Homeland missions as well as other US Government operations.

Mr. Bartz has been a Captain with American Airlines based in Miami, FL since 1989, and has extensive operational flying experience in North America, Central America, Latin America, the Caribbean and the North Atlantic in the Douglas DC-10, Boeing 727, Airbus A-300 600 and Boeing 777 aircraft.

During the period 1985 to 1989 he was a Pilot for Eastern Airlines out of Miami, FL and Houston, TX with operational experience in North America, Central America and Latin America (including La Paz Bolivia, at a field elevation of 13,000 feet + MSL) as well as the Caribbean flying the Boeing 727 (first delivery A/C 101) and Airbus A-300 B2/B4. Previously, beginning in 1983, he flew for Express Airlines based in San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA with flying experience in the Western U.S. piloting the BAC-111.

Mr. Bartz served in the Air Force Reserve with the 303rd Air Rescue Recovery Squadron at March AFB, Riverside, CA from 1979 to 1985 with operational experience, including; Search and Rescue (SAR) missions for both downed military and civilian aircraft and intercept missions for lost civilian aircraft/watercraft, as well as Com Cap/Search Missions and Support following both eruptions of Mt. St. Helens. Additional assignments included; mission assistance for the Nicaraguan evacuation as well as rescue support for fighter aircraft deployments, “Duck Butt missions”, between CONUS, Hawaii and Japan. The aircraft flown during this period was the Lockheed HC-130H/P/N models.

Mr. Bartz was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant through Air Force R.O.T.C. at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ after having previously served four years in the Air National Guard 162nd Tactical Fighter Training Group in Tucson, AZ. Concurrently, he worked with and along-side, through a complimentary franchise business, Special Systems Engineering Sales and Engineering Controls, Instrumentation and Valveing business supporting the aerospace, utility and power generation industries.

Mr. Bartz holds a BS in Mass Communications from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Email: don.bartz@c2az.com
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Michelle R. Dattalo, Controller

Controller

Michelle R. Dattalo, Controller

Michelle Dattalo provides C2 Associates three decades of experience and capabilities in both government and public accounting as well as internal audit and financial analysis. Her government experience includes five years in business management accounting and internal audit for Raytheon Corporation operating both US Army and US Navy programs, while her public experience includes; regional accounting management for two fortune 100 companies with one being “big four” classified.

Prior to joining C2 Associates, Ms. Dattalo served as the Finance Manager for Raytheon Systems Engineering in West Palm Beach, FL under the Andros Island Range Operations contract responsible for; operations analysis, account reconciliations, and monthly financial report preparation and submission to both the US Navy, Raytheon Corporate and local management. Prior to assuming this responsibility, she served as the Cost Accounting Manager and Senior Internal Auditor for Raytheon’s Range Systems Engineering Division OCONUS Overseas Logistics Support on Kwajalein Island, RMI.

Between 1989 and 1995, prior to joining Raytheon, she was a Senior Revenue Analyst for American Airlines in Dallas, TX and Senior Auditor for Ernst and Young in Fort Worth, TX. After leaving Raytheon, Ms Dattalo served as the Regional Finance Manager for Carter and Burgess in Fort Worth, TX and as a part-time Controller for Kensington Properties in Fort Worth, TX between 2000 and 2007.

Ms Dattalo graduated with honors from the University of North Texas in Denton, TX with both MS and BS degrees in Accounting, and is a Certified Public Accounting (CPA), as well as a Texas Federally Certified Fraud Examiner.

Complimentary to her experience and capabilities, Ms Dattalo taught Accounting I and II courses for both the University of Maryland while on Kwajalein Island and Palm Beach Community College concurrent with both Raytheon assignments.

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Lynn M. Dormand

Documentation and Editing

Lynn M. Dormand, Documentation and Editing

Lynn Dormand supports C2 Associates with nearly three decades of continuous government contract experience. While working for various business units within Raytheon worldwide, her most recent experience was at Raytheon-Polar Services supporting the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Program for twelve years. Lynn was the “change agent” in deployment and redeployment processing. Utilizing Six Sigma and Business Process Reengineering principles, all aspects of hiring, customer service, travel, medical/dental/psychological processing, population tracking, and on-site medical services were reviewed and revised. This effort identified a $2M savings in the first year of operation and resulted in Lynn receiving the Raytheon Chairman’s Award in 2002, as well as numerous awards from the National Science Foundation.

While supporting Raytheon-Range Systems Engineering on Kwajalein Island, RMI for five years, Ms Dormand worked on both the Range Systems and the Logistics Base Operations and Maintenance contracts serving Business Administration and Contracts. During emergency operations supporting Typhoon Paka, Ms. Dormand received the Army Base Commander’s Recognition of Excellence.

Additionally, Lynn is a skilled technical writer and has engaged in proposal creation through Best and Final submittal on various projects including Kwajalein Logistics Support, Marshall Islands; White Sands Missile Range, NM; Naval Undersea Warfare Engineering Station (NUWES), Bremerton, WA; Kings Bay Submarine Base, GA; Andros Island Range Operations, Bahamas; Sakhalin Island, Japan;  National Science Foundation Antarctic Program, National Science Foundation Arctic Program, and Guam Submarine Base.

In addition to her C2 Associates position, she is the Global Technology Operations Manager for a global multinational risk management, insurance brokerage and advisory company where she is responsible for redesigning core business processes, improving risk management, and managing operating costs.

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Additional uniquely skilled Flag Officers, Senior Military Officers, Executives and Engineers, not shown here, are available on demand dependent upon client requirements and contract scope.
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