Jay has over 35 years of service in the Department of Defense both in uniform as a career Naval Officer and a defense contractor. His experience includes Commanding Officer tours as the CEO equivalent of a 700 personnel Operational command, a 2000 personnel Engineering organization managing a $250M budget, and a Major Program Management tour managing a $1B budget. Jay’s experience in industry includes Business Development roles for companies ranging in size from $5M to $1B. Jay’s leadership and management skills were honed during seven ship tours homeported in the United States, Europe, and Asia. His understanding of organizational excellence in industry was demonstrated as California’s Baldridge Examiner of the year. Jay holds degrees from the United States Naval Academy, Naval Postgraduate School, and the Naval War College.