Charles M. Fernandez
Chief Executive Officer, Executive Chairman and Director
Mr. Fernandez was a co-founder & the Chairman of Kempstar (a large-scale marketer of energy and agricultural commodities) from November 2015 through June 2020; a member of the Supervisory Board of Smartrac (a RFID products and IoT solutions) from January 2019 through March 2020; Chief Executive Officer of eApeiron Solutions (a brand protection and e-commerce company) from June 2016 through December 2018; served as the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Barnstar Funds, LP (a fund established in 2012 for investment in special situations across the capital markets) from October 2012 through March 2016; and co-founder and Chairman of Lakeview Health Systems, LLC (a private pay, specialized hospital company) from December 2003 through December 2012. In addition to the term sheet between Mr. Fernandez and the Company described above, Mr. Fernandez was chosen to serve as a director of the Company based on his 30 years’ experience identifying profitable start-up and dislocation opportunities, building significant value and executing both private and public exit strategies.
Kendall W. Carpenter
Director, Chair the Audit Committee
Ms. Carpenter has held the offices of CFO, Executive Vice-President of ComSovereign Holding Corp. (COMS), an OTCQB company in the aviation industry, where she has been responsible for the matters of SEC compliance and reporting, accounting, audit, banking, HR and benefits, payroll, corporate administration, board governance, legal, contracts and risk management. Ms. Carpenter holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University, and a CPA license in the State of Oklahoma; she is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).
Director, Chair of the Compensation Committee
Mr. Cusimano’s dual career with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the United States Air Force Reserve (USAF) spanned three decades of continuous service. Prior to retiring from the FAA in May 2003, Mr. Cusimano was a Senior Executive and Deputy Director of the FAA’s Flight Standards Service. In this role, in addition to day-to-day oversight, his responsibilities included maintaining close and continuous liaison with representatives of Congress, the aviation industry, including interest groups; the general public, all air carriers, the national military establishment, other Federal agencies, and foreign flight operations, and airworthiness authorities. Over the course of his career at the FAA, he held a number of key management positions including serving at “Acting Director” and as the Division Manager of the Air Transportation Division and Certification and Surveillance Division. He also served the FAA in executive level management positions as Division Manager of the Safety Programs Division within FAA’s Office of Systems Safety which reported directly to the Administrator of the FAA.
Mr. Cusimano’s parallel career as an Air Force officer and pilot spanned 30 years of service, culminating with attaining the rank of full colonel, and retiring as Wing Commander, 459th Airlift Wing. He was senior ranking officer in charge of over 1,400 reservists and nine C-141B/C strategic airlift aircraft which conducted world-wide combat airlift and airlift support missions for the Air Mobility Command. He is a highly decorated officer and retired with honors on June 1, 2000.
Mr. Cusimano holds an airline transport pilot certificate, flight engineer certificate, and flight instructor certificate with fixed wing, rotorcraft, and instrument instructor ratings. He is also a certified A&P Mechanic with Inspector Authorization authority. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in experimental psychology from Hofstra University in 1969 and he completed National Security Management School in 1987. He has held top secret clearances at the FAA and with the Air Force. Mr. Cusimano is certified as an ISO-9000:2000 Auditor with the International Register of Certificated Auditors.
Hector J. Delgado
Lieutenant Commander Delgado is a retired United States Navy SEAL, with over twenty-nine years of active and reserve service. In 2006, he was mobilized with SEAL Team THREE for a combat tour in Ramadi, Iraq, receiving a Navy Commendation Medal with Combat “V”.
He has served with SEAL Teams TWO, THREE, FOUR, EIGHTEEN and Special Operations Command Central and South. His tours of duty have included the Middle East, Europe, Africa and South America.
Mr. Delgado has a wealth of expertise that has been refined not only in a military environment, but also extensively in the governmental sector, where he has been responsible for budgets, training, and logistics for thousands of people. He has trained thousands of students in the use of weapons, demolition, physical security and executive protection.
Mr. Delgado is also a retired Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Palm Beach County, Florida. Throughout his career, Special Agent Delgado served in a number of positions including being a member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), Miami field office.
Over the past fifteen years Mr. Delgado has conducted Active Shooter Response Training seminars around the country and is recognized as an expert in this field. He has served on Governor DeSantis’s Committee on Public Safety during the Governor’s transition.
Mr. Delgado is also a successful entrepreneur, having started, managed, and sold numerous enterprises. He is co-founder of ASR Alert Systems, a newly developed technology designed to drastically enhance response time of law enforcement and victims in an active shooter event. The ASR Threat Alert System simultaneously alerts law enforcement, end users of the system, 911-dispatch, and nearest trauma hospitals within seconds.
Mr. Delgado’s core values of honesty, integrity, and generosity are what have helped propel him to his current success. These same qualities inspire him to give back to the communities in which he resides. He mentors teenagers who make career decisions to enlist in the military and he sits on the Naval Academy selection board on behalf of Senator Marco Rubio
As a member of the Board of Directors of the National Navy SEAL Museum, Mr. Delgado plays an instrumental role in the Museum’s continued growth and development.
John E. Miller
Lieutenant General (Retired) John E. Miller served over 34 years in the US Army. Commissioned as an Infantry Officer, he served in line units, staff positions and Army Schools. He had multiple assignments at the US Army Command and General Staff College where he taught Tactics and Wargaming Instructor and served as the Deputy Commandant and later Commandant. Mr. Miller has served as the owner/consultant at Miller Analytics, LLC since September 2007. Miller previously served as a member of the board of directors of Drone Aviation from December 2017 to November 2019. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Missouri State University and a Master’s degree in Operations Research from Georgia Tech. He is also a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. Miller also attended Executive Development programs at Yale University, the Menninger Foundation and Leadership at the Peak, Denver, CO.