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The Ascendancy Group (TAG) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that values trust, respect, and high quality performance. Through our unparalleled network, we provide superior subject matter expertise and technical services in support of great missions globally.


Passionate about everything we do in our ongoing support of our nation, one hundred percent of our government-focused teammates are former members of the Department of Defense, Federal Law Enforcement or the Intelligence Community. We offer like-minded individuals the opportunity to continue working in small teams on unique and challenging problem sets that further our nation’s security.


Proven, process-driven approach to recruiting, assessing, selecting and retaining the highest caliber SMEs.

Relationships, reputation and trust are the foundation and guiding light for every decision we make.

TAG has multiple, streamlined, processes in place to support war-fighter requirements. Contact us directly to discuss how our contracting mechanisms can rapidly support your operational requirements.

We are able to accept a variety of funds to include
RDT&E, Procurement, and O&M.





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Cameron founded The Ascendancy Group in 2012. He is a combat tempered U.S. Navy veteran with multiple tours in the Central Command and Africa Command areas of responsibility. Prior to heeding an internal call to serve following 9/11, Cameron established his private sector business acumen in the financial industry. Following his time in uniform and up to the establishment of The Ascendancy Group, Cameron provided very specific subject matter expertise in support of the nation's continuing engagement with actors hostile to the country's interests and its citizens. Aside from Cameron's extensive specialized training in the military, his undergraduate degree is in Accounting from Louisiana State University.


Mark Kockler

Chief Financial Officer

Mark brings a deep understanding of the highly regulated government services industry and an extensive background in financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, contract administration and pricing. Mark has over 20 years of industry experience, serving either as an investment banker providing sell side representation to middle market government services companies or as an executive level finance professional. As The Ascendancy Group’s Chief Financial Officer, Mark oversees pricing efforts and provides leadership with analysis and recommendations for strategic initiatives. Mark holds degrees from Harvard and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Administration. Mark served for 5 ½ years as a U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer.

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Jim Convery

Chief Staff Officer

Jim is a former U.S. Navy aviator with 20 years of uniform service and 22 years of complex DoD program management experience. He has extensive experience in Carrier Aviation, Strike Warfare, as well as Joint and NATO operations. Prior to joining The Ascendancy Group, Jim held positions as Division Manager and Director of Operations in defense support companies. Jim’s undergraduate degree is from Villanova University in Civil Engineering. Additionally, he has earned master's degree in both Engineering Management from Old Dominion University and in National Security and Strategic Studies at the US Naval War College.




Brian is an intelligence and national security specialist with over 40 years of military, policy, and operational experience.  Brian has 25 years of government service in the U.S. Army, on the White House staff, and as a CIA Operations Officer.  Brian has worked at every level of the defense and intelligence industry from scenario role player and field tradecraft instructor to Director of Operations and CEO.  Brian graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Methodist University of North Carolina with a B.A. in Political Science.



Business Operations Director

Amy is an experienced Department of Defense contracting professional with over a decade of demonstrated success working in the aviation, shipboard, and training industries. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and has successfully completed extensive training relating to DoD regulations. Amy is highly skilled in Procurement Management, Program/Project Operations, Logistics Management, Logistics Compliance, and Government Regulations. She specializes in providing expedited delivery of project objectives, personnel, material, equipment, deliverables and supplies both internally to the company and to our customers around the world.

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Business Administration Director

Mary brings over a decade of broad business experience to The Ascendancy Group. She has worked both with the private/commercial and Government sectors; with her Government time focused on Department of Defense work. As one of The Ascendancy Group’s foundational members, she has instituted enterprise wide changes to the organization in areas such as Accounting, System Administration, Human Relations and Recruiting. Mary’s undergraduate degree is in Business Management with a Global Concentration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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