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Senior Leadership Team

Mark Jones

Colonel (R) Mark W. Jones is the founder and driving force behind D&G’s success. He is an Acquisition Subject Matter Expert with 30+ years in the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Programs. His highly diversified career includes key leadership positions within the Army, DoD, DISA, DHS, and Industry across Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance (C4ISR), Information Technology (IT), and CBRNE programs.


DAWIA Level III Certified – Program Management, Test & Evaluation, Communications-Computers; Defense Systems Program Management and Executive Program Management Courses.


M.S. – Industrial College Armed Forces

MBA – Florida Institute of Technology

B.S. – Mechanical Engineering, United States Military Academy


Scott Washburn is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Commander with over 25 years of leadership in program management, contracting, logistics, and systems engineering. He has held key positions in the USCG including CO/XO tours at the Response Boat Medium PRO and as a  Program Manager for multiple USCG, CBP and TSA CWMD programs.  He has also served as senior advisor to the DHS Office of Systems Engineering (OSE) as DHS S&T R&D and DHS CWMD Test Manager.


M.S. Ocean Engineering – University of New Hampshire

Masters Certificate in Project Management -George Washington University / Project Management Professional (PMO)

B.S. – Civil Engineering, U.S. Coast Guard Academy

DHS Acquisition Program Manager, Level 3

Leah Hermiller

Leah Hermiller is D&G’s Chief Growth Officer responsible for all business and marketing activities.  She is a veteran leader and analytical thinker with superior communication and negotiation skills.  Leah has years of proven performance in business, program management, legal, and military organizations.   She has received numerous awards in recognition of her accomplishments in support of professional and community organizations to include, Business Magazine of North Carolina’s Legal Elite in 2017 and 2018 and the North Carolina Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year in 2018 and 2019 Next GovCon Leader Award.


J.D. – Wake Forest University

B.A. – Political Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and United States Military Academy

James “JJ” Fisher
Director, Homeland Security

JJ Fisher is responsible for all D&G business in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  He is a U.S. Coast Guard Captain with 27 years of leadership experience with progressive expertise in strategic and contingency planning, program management, and requirements development supporting USCG and other maritime organizations. Extensive knowledge of federal, state, local law enforcement and first responder missions and operations. Broad range of experience with DHS, DoD, Federal CBRNE programs.


Maritime Law Enforcement School

Senior Officer Intelligence School

Defense Nuclear Weapons School

B.S. – Civil Engineering, United States Coast Guard Academy

Rick Follett
Director, Integrated Logistics

Highly Experience Senior Program Manager and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) with over 37 years of experience supporting major weapon systems and sustainment programs and operations for the U.S. Air Force, Defense Logistics Agency, and Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan (CSTC-A).   Responsible for spearheading major innovations in OSD, DLA J3/J6 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Programs leading to an exponential growth and industry’s development of next generation technologies.  Proven performance across multiple areas of expertise including program management, information technology, ordnance/munitions, distribution and supply chain management and fielding/sustainment.


MBA – Stratford University

B.S – Columbia Southern University

Noble Johnson
Director, Defense Programs

Noble Johnson brings more than 37 years of leadership, team-building, and program management experience to the D&G Team. He led the development, deployment and operational testing of a wide range of ground combat, ballistic missile defense, aviation, and command and control systems. As the former PM TRADE, he was responsible for the acquisition and fielding of all U.S. Army training and instrumentation systems worldwide. He is experienced in all aspects of business and program management and has held numerous executive leadership positions in DoD, DHS, and Industry.


DAWIA Level III Certified – Program Management and Test & Evaluation

Graduate, Defense Systems Management Course and Executive Program Management Course


MS – Engineering, Catholic University, Washington, DC

US Army War College, Acquisition Fellowship, University of Texas, Austin, TX

BS – Chemistry, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY