LtCol Tom Friend USAF Retired is a US Military Combat veteran, Pilot, Squadron Commander that has operational experience in the Navy, Air Force, and served on the ground with the Army and Marines as Forward Air Controller. He is a distinguished graduate from Air War College and has a BS in Aeronautics. On the Federal side he is a graduate of The Army Logistic Management College in Federal Contracting. He has served as a Federal Acquisition Program manager and Acceptance test pilot at a US Military aircraft manufacturing facility. He additionally has 20+ years as a project manager and 10+ years of Agile XP SCRUM software development experience within various IT markets.