Vince currently serves as the Founder and President of Defense Cybersecurity Group, focused on DoD cyber compliance and assessments. He also serves as the Chief Security Officer for Solutions Through Innovative Technologies (STI-TEC). He graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1989 and served in the US Navy for 21 years in a series of assignments both afloat and ashore. Since leaving the Navy he has served in several technology and cyber roles with academia and industry.
Vince had a diverse career in military operations, cyber warfare, information warfare, and intelligence operations including directing Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) activities at the tactical, component, theater, and national levels. He directed ISR operations in support of Joint Special Operations Task Forces (JSOTFs), the U.S. Navy Sixth Fleet, US Central and US European regional Combatant Commands. He served with national intelligence agencies and deployed numerous times including three Law Enforcement Operations in the Caribbean, combat operations in the first Gulf War, the second gulf war including Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as Bosnia, Kosovo, and elsewhere.
After his Navy career, Vince accepted a position with Oklahoma State University’s Multispectral Laboratory (UML) as Chief Information Officer and the Director of C5ISR. In that role he also led the UML Security organization. Following his work with Oklahoma State, Vince held positions with Procter and Gamble as their global leader of cyber incident response and threat intelligence, served as a Director in PwC’s Cybersecurity and Privacy practice, and led PwC’s national cyber threat intelligence organization.
Vince is a past President of the Cincinnati Chapter of the US Naval Academy Alumni Association, and a former member of the board for the Cincinnati Chapter of the US Navy League. He established the USS CINCINNATI Commissioning Foundation which is driving charitable support for the crew of USS CINCINNATI (LCS 20), and continues to serve as a US Naval Academy Admissions Information Officer. He currently serves as the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Sector Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Cyberwarfare for FBI’s Infragard.
Vince earned his bachelor’s in computer science from the US Naval Academy, has completed DoD Acquisition Level II qualification, earned his MS in Management Information Systems from the University of Maryland/Bowie State while in the UK, and has earned a graduate certificate in Information Security from the University of Fairfax. He is a 2012 graduate of the Oklahoma State University Veteran Entrepreneurship Program, a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College for joint planning, and the Joint Forces Staff College senior officer program for strategic and operational planning. He previously served as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Law and Cyber Warfare. He is US Navy certified subject matter expert in Information Warfare and Cryptology, a DoD/CNSS certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISSP), Incident Handler Engineer (IHE), and certified Senior Systems Manager (SSM), and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
His personal awards include four awards of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the US Navy Combat Action Ribbon, and numerous additional personal and unit awards including the Director of Central Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation.