John Brown served for 4 years as a Reconnaissance Marine at 3rd Recon Bn in Okinawa, Japan from 1997 to 2001. He now works in international sales working in South America, Mexico, and Asia and is the father of 2 children. John lives in Eugene, Oregon and has been with the foundation since November of 2016.
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David entered military service in 1983 when he joined the United States Marine Corps. Having completed boot camp on Parris Island, SC he moved on to Camp Lejeune, NC where he completed infantry training as an 0341 Mortarman. As a mortarman, David served with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines from 1983 to 1987. During this time he participated in the Unit Deployment Program (UDP) where 1/1 was sent to Okinawa, Japan in 1984, as well as a WestPac deployment in 1986. In 1987, David joined 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company where he earned the 0321 Reconnaissance Marine military occupational specialty (MOS). David briefly left 3rd Force to deploy with 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marines in order to serve as a Mortar Section Leader and Weapons Platoon Sergeant during Desert Shield and Desert Storm at the request of the company commander. As a result of actions served in Desert Storm, David was nominated for a Navy Commendation Medal with the V device. Concluding Desert Storm, David returned to 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company where he served as a Platoon Sergeant, a Platoon Commander, and the company Operations Chief. David left the Marine Corps in 1995 in order to pursue other personal goals to include focus on his newborn son.
David’s civilian career included working for The Boeing Company and AlliedSignal/Honeywell before forming his own company, Strategic Business Solutions, Inc. Following the 2013 acquisition of his company, Strategic Business Solutions, Inc. (SBS) David Guzinsky joined Dassault Systèmes as Vice President of Aerospace & Defense Industry Solution Experiences, focused on business development and portfolio strategy.
As President and CEO of SBS, Dave led the company from 1998 through 2013 in its mission to provide multidisciplinary service and solutions to the aerospace commercial and defense segments as well as to provide general engineering expertise. With deep domain knowledge the Aerospace & Defense Industry’s needs and best practices, David led his R&D team through the ideation, development, and deployment of many market-leading solutions — including the ENOVIA A&D Accelerator, ENOVIA IP Export Classification and ENOVIA IP Enforcement solutions, and ENOVIA Program Cost and Budgets for Earned Value Measurement — part of the Dassault Systems’ portfolio.
An internationally-recognized executive within the A&D Industry, David works with most of the world’s preeminent Aerospace & Defense powerhouses including: The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Boeing Helicopter, as well as major equipment manufacturers and suppliers such as Pratt and Whitney, Honeywell, Raytheon, Orbital Sciences, and Harris among others. He also Interfaces with industry associations and government personnel – in both the Department of Defense (DOD) and the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) — on topics related to progressive industry methodologies and interrelationships including, but not limited to: Systems Engineering, Configuration Management, Data Management, Technical and Contract Compliance and Earned Value Methodologies.
David’s unique visibility into all tiers of the A&D industry as well as its diverse business processes allows him rare insight into the best ways to integrate processes and tools across functional organizations. David has decades of experience architecting business transforming enterprise business applications in the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) environment.
Prior to SBS, David was Program Manager of Spares and Logistics Programs, International Space Station (ISS), which allowed him to manage, develop, and implement ISS Spares and Logistics Support contracts.
Another highlight of his ten-plus years at The Boeing Company, was David’s role as Engineering Operations and Configuration and Data Manager on the V-22 EMD, There, he was responsible for the management of the Program’s Configuration Management, Data Management, Technical Compliance, and Engineering Cost and Schedule activities for the company.
David is a member of multiple industry-specific associations such as the National Defense Industry Association, The Program Management Institute, and the National Contracts Management Association. A Combat Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, David was a Force Reconnaissance Operator.
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Christian, an Ohio native, served at both 3rd and 2nd Recon Battalions from 2007-2011. A Reconnaissance Marine, he spent most of his enlistment climbing the mountainous terrain and patrolling the triple canopy jungles of Southeast Asia. Honorably discharged, he attended The Ohio State University full-time in 2012 and pursued his passion of politics and history. He became active in the veteran community during his undergrad, ultimately co-founding the Recon and Sniper Foundation in 2014 after observing the need for a close-knit team-based organization that could respond to the needs of former service members struggling to successfully navigate post-military life.
After completing undergraduate degree, Christian accepted the Trustee’s Merit Scholarship from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. Though he focused in criminal litigation, work in personal injury, domestic, and business law was not uncommon. During his last year of law school, Christian tried criminal, domestic, and civil cases through Capital’s litigation clinic, and further cultivated his interest in political history by studying public policy first-hand in the office of US Senator Rob Portman.
Since law school, Christian has synthesized all of these experiences into the private sector; currently he is the owner of Sorg Management LLC, a company serving the construction and restoration needs of central Ohioans.