William E. Ward President and COO
William E. (Kip) Ward is the President and COO of SENTEL Corp.
A retired Army General Officer, Ward, the inaugural Commander of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), successfully established the nation's newest and uniquely positioned interagency geographic command responsible for all U.S. defense and security activities on the African continent and its island nations with staff representatives from State, Commerce, Treasury, Homeland Security and other U.S. Cabinet Departments and Agencies.
Mike Royer Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Mike Royer is the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of SENTEL. Mike directs and manages SENTEL’s financial analysis, strategy, policy, reporting, acquisitions and ventures.
Prior to becoming SENTEL’s CFO, Mike previously has held similar roles for AEGIS Defense Services ($285M security and risk management company), Millennium Engineering and Integration ($120M systems engineering and integration company), and was Vice President of Finance at L-3 Communications, responsible for top level financial oversight and operations of the six services divisions ($4.4B).
Sandy Brucker Vice President of Contracts
Sandy Brucker is the Vice President of Contracts at SENTEL Corporation. Ms. Brucker has the executive authority and responsibility in the company for contracts, subcontracts, purchasing, consulting agreements, government property, teaming agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and cost proposals. She joined the team in February 2009 with more than twenty years experience.
Patricia Curtis Vice President of Mission Support Services
Patricia Curtis serves as SENTEL’s Vice President of Mission Support Services, where she is responsible for managing all of SENTEL Corporation’s intelligence-related contracts with an array of customers including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),the National Security Agency (NSA), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).
Michael J. Smith Vice President of Engineering
Michael J Smith is Vice President of SENTEL's Engineering Business Unit. He leads the Systems Engineering, Spectrum Engineering and Engineering Services Technology Groups. The Engineering Business Unit provides innovative solutions and services in support of National Security Programs related to Chemical Biological Defense, Sensor Integration Systems and Customs and Border Security Programs.
Chet C. Young Vice President of Logistics
Chet C. Young is the Vice President of SENTEL’s Logistics Division, which provides a full range of innovative logistics support services worldwide.
He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, with a BS in Political Science, and was commissioned as a United States Army, Quartermaster Officer. Additionally, he holds a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the United States Army War College, and a Master of Public Administration degree from Shippensburg University.