ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decorated U.S. Army General (ret.) William "Kip" Ward has joined SENTEL Corp. as a Senior Adviser. In this role, Ward will lead the company's international expansion efforts from SENTEL headquarters facility in Alexandria, VA.
"We are very pleased to have General Ward join our executive leadership team and lead such a critical development program for the future of SENTEL Corporation," said company President and CEO Darrell L. Crapps. "His work to assess opportunities for expanding our existing capabilities into new, international markets will be invaluable. I am confident that his leadership and vision will be an enabling force in helping SENTEL to more fully expand its core capabilities and expertise."
Prior to joining SENTEL, Ward was an active duty four- star general and inaugural Commander of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), the nation's newest interagency geographic command, responsible for all U.S. defense and security activities on the African continent and its island nations.
"I am honored to join SENTEL Corporation, and am eager to begin our work in identifying new opportunities for international growth, while expanding upon existing opportunities," Ward said.
"We are now poised at the brink of an exciting new era for SENTEL, and I am honored that the company's executive leadership has entrusted me with helping chart the way forward," he added.
Ward brings significant experience in international operations. He was the Chief of the Office of Military Cooperation in Cairo, Egypt in 1999 and commanded NATO Forces in Bosnia in 2003. While serving as Deputy Commanding General and Chief of Staff of U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army in 2005, he was selected by the Secretary of State to be the U.S. Security Coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian Authority in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Ward was also the Deputy Commander of U.S. European Command in 2006 and served command tours in Germany, Korea, and Somalia, as well as at Ft. Bragg, NC, Ft. Drum, NY, and Ft. Wainwright, AK.
A native of Baltimore, MD., Ward holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Morgan State University, and a Master's degree in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University.
He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, KS, and the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, PA. In addition to his many key command and staff assignments, Ward was also an assistant professor of political science and public policy at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Roger Schultz, SENTEL Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, also has great expectations for Ward's impact on the company's expansion into new markets. "General Ward brings a deep insight in international business and cultural affairs which promise to deliver immediate benefit to SENTEL going forward. He is a proven leader and we are confident that he will be a key asset in helping us achieve our strategic goals," said Schultz.
About SENTEL Corp.
SENTEL Corp. is a technology services company that provides the federal government, military and commercial enterprises with engineering products and services worldwide. A wholly owned subsidiary of WC Holding Inc., the company develops, tests, implements, and supports innovative technology that improves defense, enables communication, and protects lives. For more information on our information technology, intelligence, integrated logistics, and engineering solutions, visit our Web site at http://www.sentel.com.
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