SUPPORTING GREAT MISSIONS WITH GREAT PEOPLE

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.

HOW WE EXECUTE IN SUPPORT OF
OUR MISSION

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.

CONTRACTS

GLOBAL PRESENCE

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TAG LEADERSHIP

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CAMERON A. CHRISTIE

President

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.

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FRANK ZINGALES

Chief Operating Officer

Frank has over a decade of experience in the maritime industry as a Marine Engineer on numerous classes of ships in the civilian and U.S. Navy industry. He also has years of experience with managing complex and diverse operations in DoD programs. Prior to taking the position as The Ascendancy Group’s Chief Strategy Officer, Frank held positions as Program Director, Operations, and Division Manager in a defense support company responsible for all aspects of Production, Planning, Engineering, Material Control, Production Control, Facilities Management, and Quality Assurance. Frank holds a U.S. Coast Guard Chief Engineer’s License for unlimited horsepower and unlimited gross tonnage. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Engineering Systems from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

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BRIAN SCOTT

Tradecraft

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.

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BOB GEHAN

Technical Operations

Bob served 21 years in the USN and retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer in 2019. He spent 18 years supporting NSW and Joint SOF as a Tactical Communicator and Technical Surveillance Operator, with numerous combat deployments in support of OEF, OIF, sensitive operations deployments to EUCOM and CENTCOM, and Staff Liaison duties to AFRICOM. The capstone of his career was at the Joint Special Operations Command HQ in Fort Bragg, NC where he served as a J3 Operations Master Chief and the Senior Enlisted Leader for the J39 / Effects Division responsible for advising Senior Leadership on SOF-specific technical capabilities and operational integration. He provided oversight of manning, training, equipping, and budgeting for JSOC Staff and subordinate units in the areas of Technical Surveillance, Electronic Warfare, Special Technical Operations (STO), Information Operations (MISO, MILDEC, IW), and Offensive Cyber Operations.

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MARY THOMAS

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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AMY KAUFMANN

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.