Wes Hester, CEO/President

Wes Hester, CEO/President

About Our CEO

EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED TRAINING

  • Masters of Science in Software Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
  • Masters of Acquisition Management, Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA), Monterey, CA.
  • Certified Acquisition Level III in Program Management, Systems Engineering and Testing and Evaluation.
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Minor in Mathematics; University of Kentucky (UK), Lexington, KY.
  • International Institute for Software Testing (IIST) – Web Services, Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), and Extensible Markup Language (XML) Testing, Washington, D.C.
  • Certified Government Contractor Officer Representative and Joint Staff Officer (JSO).
  • Army Command and General Staff College.

EXPERIENCE

  • Senior Software Engineer, Defense Information Systems Agency, Falls Church, VA and Ft. Meade, MD.
  • Senior Net-Centric Software Engineer, Falls Church, VA.
  • Chief, Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) Net-Centric Testing Portfolio, Indian Head, MD.
  • Partner, CrossLogic, Inc, Software Services – Acquired in 2005 by Number Six Software, Inc.
  • Chief, U.S.NORTHCOM and NORAD Theater Communications Coordination Center (TCCC), Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Chief, U.S. Space Command (U.S.SPACECOM) TCCC, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Chief, 5th Signal Command, Data Networks Division, spanning nine European countries, Mannheim, Germany.
  • Chief, Software Engineering Directorate, I-SEC Europe, Worms, Germany.
  • Commander, Alpha 1-78Field Artillery Battery, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.
  • Commander, Charlie 321 Field Artillery Battery, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONSPROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Army Ranger Tab
  • Army Parachute Badge
  • Army Service Ribbon (ASR)
  • Over Seas Service Ribbon (OSR)
  • National Defense Ribbon (NDR)
  • Army Achievement Medal (AAM)
  • Army Commedation Medal (ARCOM)
  • Meritorious U.S. Service Medal (MSM)
  • Defense Meritorious U.S. Service Medal (DMSM)
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal (JSCM)
  • Korean Defense Service Medal (KDSM)
  • Global War On Terrorism Service (GWOTS) Medal
  • U.S. Army Science and Engineering Program
  • State of Kentucky Colonel Member, Army Acquisition Corps
  • Member, Department of the Army, Uniformed Army Scientist and Engineer Program
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Society
  • International Institute for Software Testing (IIST)
  • Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
  • Member, Board of Realtors, VA
  • Broker, Real Estate Commission, MO