The Team

ADVISORY BOARD

Lieutenant General Mark S. Bowman (Retired)

Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers / Cyber, Joint Staff, J6

Lieutenant General Mark S. Bowman served as the Director Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) / Cyber, Chief Information Officer, Joint Staff, J6/CIO, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He develops C4 capabilities; conducts analysis and assessments; provides Joint and Combined Force C4 guidance, and evaluates C4 requirements, plans, programs and strategies for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Most recently, he served as the Director of Architecture, Operations, Networks, and Space, Office of the Army CIO/G-6 for establishing and maintaining strategy, policy, and guidance to build, integrate, communicate, and facilitate the seamless implementation of the Army’s network (LandWarNet) in a Joint and Coalition environment.

Lieutenant General Bowman was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 28 May 1978. He has served in several joint and operational assignments and has commanded at every level from company to Signal Brigade. His Army staff assignments have been as Supply Officer and Training Officer, 2nd Battalion, 1st Signal Training Brigade, Fort Gordon, GA; Communications Systems Engineer and Chief, Force Structure Branch, 5th Signal Command, Germany; Project Officer and Chief, Concepts Branch for Concepts and Studies Division, Combat Development Directorate, Fort Gordon, GA; Operations Officer, 67th Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, GA; Executive Officer and Staff Officer for Modernization and Integration for Tactical Systems Directorate, Office of Director of Information Systems for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4), Washington, DC; and Assistant Chief of Staff (Operations), 9th Signal Command (Army), Fort Huachuca, AZ. His Joint staff assignments included Staff Officer for C4 Systems Directorate, National Military Command System, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Wash., D.C.; Chief, Operations Division, Joint Staff Support Center, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Wash., D.C.; Chief of Staff, DISA, Arlington, VA; and Director, J-6, US Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, FL.

He commanded D Company, 6th Battalion, 1st Signal Training Brigade, Fort Gordon, GA; 54th Signal Battalion, Saudi Arabia; Joint Staff Support Center, DISA, Washington, DC; and 11th Signal Brigade, Fort Huachuca, AZ, which deployed to the Middle East for OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM; and Deputy Commanding General (Support), Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army), Arlington, VA.

Lieutenant General Bowman has a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Norwich University, VT, where he received his commission. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Shippensburg University, PA.

Major General Tim Haake, US Army (Retired)

Major General Tim Haake, US Army (Ret.), is a member of Dentons’ Public Policy and Regulation practice. His areas of experience include defense, energy, finance, health care, tax and trade. Tim’s high-level congressional and senior military experiences give him a unique competence and cachet in Washington, DC, and international circles. He retired from the US Army Reserve in 2006 after 36 years of service, all within the US Special Operations community. Tim formerly served as deputy commander of mobilization and reserve affairs, US Special Operations Command, Tampa, FL. Prior to that assignment, he served in a number of positions, including as director of legislative affairs, US Special Operations Command, Washington, DC, and as the legal advisor to Joint Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, NC. Tim completed the Special Forces Qualification Course in 1978 and served as an enlisted member and officer, in both an active duty and reserve capacity, during his military career.

Over the past several decades, he has gained a wealth of international relations experience through his civilian engagements and military duties. Tim participates in the Harvard University Executive Program for General Officers of the Russian Federation and the United States. The program, sponsored by Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, was designed to increase cooperation and understanding between the Russian and US militaries. He also participates in Harvard University’s Black Sea Security Program, and has attended program seminars in Cambridge, MA; Yerevan, Armenia; Moscow, Russia; Chisinau, Moldova; and Bucharest, Romania. Through his involvement in these programs, Tim has developed close relationships with a number of business, military and political leaders throughout the Black Sea region.

Experience

  • Represents an unmanned aerial systems (UAS) company that specializes in research and development (R&D), manufacturing and operator training before public and private sector interests.
  • Advises a leading prosthetics manufacturer on policy and acquisition matters before Congress and federal agencies.
  • Provides government affairs counsel and political action committee (PAC) guidance, with an emphasis on legislative advocacy and strategic communications, to the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry retail marketplace.
  • Represented a Fortune 250 defense company before foreign military and government officials to raise awareness about the company’s technology.
  • Advised a foreign ambassador and other foreign leaders on a range of political, military and legal matters.
  • Provided government affairs counsel and strategic advice to a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company on policy and acquisition matters before the US Department of Defense (DOD) and other US government stakeholders.
  • Led multiple delegations of foreign military attaches on tours of US military installations.
  • Secured multimillion dollar funding on behalf of a Fortune 100 defense and aerospace company from a DOD component for R&D related to autonomous vehicles.

Recognition In the Media

  • Attributed source, “Defense Chief Admits There is ‘Some Risk’ to Slashing Military,” The Washington Examiner, January 5, 2012
  • Appearance, “Beyond Bureaucracy,” Fox News Channel, May 2011
  • Appearance, “Afghanistan Strategy,” C-SPAN Washington Journal, June 2010
  • Attributed source, “Commanders-in-Waiting Line Up to Await McChrystal’s Fate,”foxnews.com, June 23, 2010
  • Attributed source, “Al Qaeda Hurts Muslims Most,” The Washington Times, January 14, 2010
  • Attributed source, “‘Confidential’ US Nuke Info Posted on Web,” The Washington Times, June 3, 2009

Insights

  • “High-Tech, Low-Risk Wars,” The Washington Times, December 24, 2009
  • “Afghanistan is Worth US Commitment,” The Washington Times, September 10, 2009
  • “The Long Haul in Afghanistan,” The Washington Times, June 18, 2009

Activities and Affiliations
Presentations: Panelist, “DOD’s Innovation Initiative: Background, Opportunities and Risks,” Silicon Valley Institute on Government and Technology: DOD in the Valley, Menlo Park, CA, November 2015

Prior and Present Employment: Tim held several legal, consulting and congressional positions prior to joining Dentons. He founded and led for nearly two decades a boutique law and consulting firm specializing in advocacy and government affairs. Additionally, Tim was the head of the tax group in the Washington office of a law and lobbying firm. He also served as counsel to US Senator John Heinz (R-PA) and US Representatives Cecil Heftel (D-HI) and Dick Schulze (R-PA), members of the US Senate Finance Committee and US House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, advising these members on all issues before the committees, including matters of tax, trade and health care policy. Early in his career, at the Internal Revenue Service, Tim served in a professional legal capacity in which he drafted private and broadly applicable rulings, and issued advisory opinions to field offices.

Lieutenant General Ronnie D. Hawkins, Jr. (Retired)

Lieutenant General Ronnie D. Hawkins, Jr., served as Director, Defense Information Systems Agency and Commander, Joint Force Headquarters – Department of Defense Information Networks (DODIN), Fort Meade, Maryland.

Hawkins led a global organization of military and civilian personnel who plan, develop, deliver, and operate joint, interoperable, command and control capabilities and a global enterprise infrastructure in direct support of the President, Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Combatant Commanders, Department of Defense components, and other mission partners across the full spectrum of operations.

General Hawkins received his commission as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at Angelo State University in 1977. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Angelo State University; a Master of Science degree in management and human relations from Abilene Christian University; a Master of Science degree in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University; and a Master of Divinity degree in church ministries from Liberty Theological Seminary.

General Hawkins commanded Cadet Squadron 24 at the U.S. Air Force Academy; the Air Combat Command’s Computer Systems Squadron and Communications Group; and the Air Force Officer Accession and Training Schools at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. He served as the Director of Communications and Information, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces; Director of Communications Operations, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force; and Director, Infrastructure Delivery, Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. General Hawkins served as Deputy Chief of Staff, Communications and Information Systems, Multi-National Force-Iraq, and as Vice Director, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Md., Prior to his current assignment, General Hawkins was the Deputy Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems (C4), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

General Hawkins’ military education includes the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University. General Hawkins also attended the Program for Senior Managers in Government at Harvard University.

Among his many awards, General Hawkins has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal.

EDUCATION

  • 1977 Bachelor of Business Administration degree in computer science, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas
  • 1981 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • 1985 Master of Science degree in management and human relations, Abilene Christian University, Texas
  • 1993 Distinguished graduate, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • 1997 Master of Science degree in national resource strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
  • 2009 Program for Senior Managers in Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 2013 Master of Divinity degree in church ministries, Liberty Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, Va.

ASSIGNMENTS

  • January 1978 – July 1981, Computer Systems Analyst, Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
  • July 1981 – June 1985, Chief, Data Automation Division, 96th Bomb Wing; later, Chief, Operations Division, 1993rd Information Systems Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas
  • June 1985 – June 1988, Inspector; later, Executive Officer to the Vice Commander, Air Force Communications Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
  • June 1988 – July 1992, Commander, Cadet Squadron 24; later, Executive Officer to the Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • July 1992 – July 1993, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • July 1993 – July 1996, Support Manager for command, control, communications and computer systems; later, Action Officer for the Defense Information Systems Network and Integrated Data Systems (J6), the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
  • July 1996 – July 1997, Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
  • July 1997 – June 1998, Commander, Computer Systems Squadron, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
  • July 1998 – March 1999, Commander, Communications Group, ACC, Langley AFB, Va.
  • April 1999 – April 2000, Director of Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems, Joint Task Force-Southwest Asia
  • May 2000 – April 2003, Director of Communications and Information, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
  • May 2003 – June 2005, Director of Communications Operations, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
  • June 2005 – November 2006, Commander, Air Force Officer Accession and Training Schools, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • December 2006 – December 2007, Deputy Chief of Staff, Communications and Information Systems, Multi-National Force-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq
  • January 2008 – January 2009, Deputy Director, Policy and Resources, Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.
  • January 2009 – September 2009, Director, Infrastructure Delivery, Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
  • September 2009 – July 2011, Vice Director, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Md
  • July 2011 – January 2012, Deputy Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computer (C4) Systems, the Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
  • January 2012 – present, Director, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Md.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS

  • July 1993 – July 1996, Support Manager for command, control, communications and computer systems; later, action officer for the Defense Information Systems Network and Integrated Data Systems
    (J6), the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., as a major and lieutenant colonel
  • April 1999 – April 2000, Director of Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems, Joint Task Force-Southwest Asia, as a colonel
  • December 2006 – December 2007, Deputy Chief of Staff, Communications and Information Systems, Multi-National Force-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq, as a brigadier general
  • September 2009 – July 2011, Vice Director, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Md., as a major general
  • July 2011 – January 2012, Deputy Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems, the Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a major general
  • February 2012 – present Director, Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Md., as a lieutenant general

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

  • Defense Distinguished Service Medal
  • Defense Superior Service Medal
  • Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
  • Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with three oak leaf clusters
  • Air Force Recognition Ribbon
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Secretary of the Air Force Leadership Award, Air Command and Staff College

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

  • Second Lieutenant Jan. 25, 1978
  • First Lieutenant Jan. 25, 1980
  • Captain Jan. 25, 1982
  • Major March 1, 1989
  • Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 1994
  • Colonel Sept. 1, 1998
  • Brigadier General Jan. 1, 2005
  • Major General May 16, 2008
  • Lieutenant General Jan. 11, 2012
Brian L. Losey, RADM USN (Retired)

Brian joined the Advisory Board of ORock Technologies in November, 2016 after retiring from 33 years of service in the U.S. Navy and Special Operations community. He commanded U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, Africa, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, and SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE. He served in key command and staff positions in Task Forces deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, the Balkans and has significant experience in named and contingency operations around the world. He also served as a Director for Combatting Terrorism and Director for Maritime Security on the National Security Council Staff under the Bush and Obama Administrations. He serves on several corporate boards and is the chief operating officer for a cutting edge company in the AI/security sector. Brian brings an exceptional depth of experience in technology applications and integration, as well as policy implementation to ORock Technologies.

Thomas J. Benjamin

Thomas J. Benjamin is an attorney and consultant based in Washington, D.C. He was formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the ANSER Corporation headquartered in Falls Church, VA. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.A.), the University of Illinois College of Law (J.D.), and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business (M.B.A.).

Mr. Benjamin previously served in several legal and executive positions at the Central Intelligence Agency from 1985 to 2005, including Deputy Director for Legislation and Deputy General Counsel. He was a key member of the government/private sector team that established In-Q-Tel, Inc., an award-winning non-profit corporation chartered to apply innovative technology to the challenges of national security. During his last assignment at CIA, Mr. Benjamin served concurrently as Director of the In-Q-Tel program and Deputy Director of the Office of Advanced Technologies and Programs. He was appointed to the Senior Intelligence Service in 1994, was appointed an Intelligence Fellow, Class of 1995, and was awarded the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal in 2005.

Mr. Benjamin retired from the US Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, after 27 years of service. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of Northwest Federal Credit Union and previously served on the Intelligence Committee of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). He currently serves on the Council on Technology and Innovation, Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), and is a member of INSA, AFCEA, the Association of the U.S. Army, and the Military Officers Association of America.