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.

For more information contact Dave Peterson.



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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.



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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Chief Technology Officer

Randy is an Electrical Engineering PhD, with a minor in Physics, an IEEE Senior Member, coupled with 25 years of research, product development, operational deployments, and teaching experience. Randy’s primary research field was in solid state and high-energy physics, laser design, and plasma physics. Product development has centered around RF, audio, optics, and video hardware and signal processing technologies. An adjunct faculty member in the Electrical and Computer Engineering departments at both North Carolina State University and Old Dominion University, he possesses fifteen years of teaching electronics, RF and antenna theory/design, audio/video technologies, and power systems. Randy’s electrical/physics engineering education; undergraduate, master’s and doctorate are from Old Dominion University where he was a four-year NCAA Division I scholarship athlete.

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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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Business Development Director

Dave is a retired USN Chief Navy Electronics Technician with a total of 46 years of DoD active duty and defense contractor experience including business development and senior leadership positions supporting production, logistics, and field service. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology Management and has several years of formal electronics training. Before joining The Ascendancy Group he was a Division Manager for an international defense company with more than 40 thousand employees. He has successfully led or participated with capture and proposal teams for DoD programs and he currently leads our business development and proposal efforts.



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.