Peter Joseph (Joe) Tragakis assumed the role of ARMA Global Vice President in July 2016. Prior to this he served as the company’s Operations Officer and a Program Director following his retirement from the United States Army in 2014. Joe possesses a comprehensive understanding of Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems, and how these systems are employed in support of United States Special Operations Command, USSOCOM Components, Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs), and deployed SOF Headquarters. Joe served in numerous deployed tactical, operational, and strategic SOF Headquarters throughout his military career including 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, US Army Special Forces Command, the 112th Signal Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Special Operations Command, Special Operations Command Central, and the Special Operations Joint Task Force – Afghanistan. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Bryant University and an MBA from Webster University.
Senior Director of Operations
George Tidman serves as the Senior Director of Operations at ARMA Global Corporation. George is responsible for ensuring Operational Excellence for all ARMA programs. He has been with ARMA since 2011, serving as a Program Manager, Program Director, and Director of Operations of ARMA’s Fayetteville, NC office. In addition to his role as Senior Director of Operations, George serves as ARMA’s United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Specialty Services Program Director. After 24 years of military service, George retired as the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) J6 Sergeant Major in 2011. He spent more than 18 years serving the Special Operations community in a wide-range of progressive leadership roles. George served and supported deployed tactical, operational, and strategic missions throughout his military career. He brings a mission-focus to ARMA that ensures our customer’s needs always come first.
SOF Account Manager
Jim (OB) O’Brien serves as the SOF Account Manager and data scientist for the ARMA Global team. OB is responsible for fueling the ARMA growth engine, customer experience design, and branding specializing in data analysis, machine learning, and B2B technology. Prior to joining the ARMA team, OB served in a variety of special operations and conventional units. He holds a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy, an M.S. in strategy, an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, and an M.S. in Data Science from Northwestern University.
Manager, Solutions Development
Michael Melton joined ARMA Global in 2012 and currently serves as the Manager of Solutions Development. Michael leads a team of highly skilled subject matter experts in ARMA’s Architecture Support Group (ASG), Proposal Management, Capture Management, Pricing Management, Graphic Design, and all proposal related activities. He has 20 years of experience in Information Technology Management, Program Management, Systems Architecture and Engineering, and Business Development. Michael’s experience managing programs on the operational side of the business and his past 5 years’ experience on the development side of opportunities gives him a unique understanding of how decisions impact a program award and execution. He is focused on bringing sound solutions to our customers with a primary focus of United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and its globally dispersed war fighters. Michael served over 18 years with the US Marine Corps, stationed with the 1st Tank Btn, III MEF/ Tactical Exercise Control Group, US CENTCOM, and USSOCOM. Michael earned a Bachelor’s degree from Saint Leo University in Computer Science.
Mike Horowitz has served as the Finance Director for ARMA Global Corporation since 2011. Overseeing ARMA’s Finance and Pricing functions and organization, Mike has 21 years of progressive experience in financial analysis & management, acquisitions, restructurings and reorganizations, budgeting and forecasting, pricing and cost estimating, and audit support across small, medium, and large professional services organizations. Mike is operationally focused in assisting organizations to grow their revenue targets and manage expenses. Mike has been recognized for contributions and efforts to achieve growth through competitive contract awards, process improvement, and driving necessary change to enhance ARMA’s capabilities, all resulting in value for current and prospective customers. Mike is focused on fostering trust and cultivating partnerships based on financial accountability and transparency. Mike earned his B.B.A. from Radford University, VA in Accounting, and his 21 years of experience has been gained entirely in the Defense Contracting industry.
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