Washington, DC | May 16, 2012  – TAPE announced today that Michael P. Kelliher joined the company as Vice President, Army Accounts.  Kelliher will expand TAPE’s core capabilities across ARSTAF, TRADOC, FORSCOM and OCAR in the intelligence, operations, logistics and force development and modernization directorates. 

“We are excited to have Mike Kelliher join TAPE as Vice President, Army Accounts.  Mike adds exceptional credentials to a strong Army team and his unique insights into the Army G3 Training Directorate are a perfect fit to managing and expanding our critical Army business base,” said Jim Brantley, TAPE Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining TAPE, Kelliher worked for JB&A Inc. for more than five years as a Principal Program Analyst for the Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force supporting the Department of Justice.  During his tenure, he managed several contracts in excess of $15 million.  Kelliher was the lead in building and maintaining the organization’s annual spending plan and ensuring unit funding and outside agency funding were accounted for and executed in accordance with established directives.

“I am very happy to be part of the TAPE team; I have followed this company for a few years thinking someday I might enjoy working there.  I’m looking forward to reuniting old friendships, meeting new teammates and tackling the challenges that lie ahead within the Department of Defense,” said Kelliher.

Before embarking on his private sector career, Kelliher served in the U.S. Army for more than 26 years.  His last assignment on active duty was as the Assistant Deputy Director for Training (DAMO-TR) at the Pentagon where he was the chief executive of the Army’s $13 billion (TT-PEG) annual training program.  As a Field Artillery/Fire Support Officer, his duties included Senior Fire Support Trainer at the Combat Maneuver Training Center (CMTC) in Hohenfels, Germany.  His experience also includes Paladin Battalion Commander in Fort Carson, Colorado; United Nations Combined Forces Command, Combined Joint (CJ3) representative to the Joint Force Air Component Commander; and the Battlefield Coordination Element (BCE) Air-Ground Operations Officer for the 7th Air Force in Osan, Korea.  Kelliher has served in multiple field grade and company grade assignments including two battery level commands.

Kelliher has received the following Army awards and decorations: Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and The Army Staff Badge.  He holds a Masters in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, a MS in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma and a BS in Physical Education from Norwich University.

About TAPE

TAPE is a CVE-Verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned/Woman-Owned Small Business (SDVO/WOSB) headquartered in Kingstowne, Virginia.  TAPE is known for its expertise in Management Solutions, RDT&E, Training and Education, and Cyber Security.

TAPE maintains its cutting edge in the industry on behalf of its Federal clients, continuing to provide state-of-the-art support.  The company’s innovative Rapid Reaction Excellence process (RaRE™) ensures rapid delivery of operational readiness solutions to the warfighter.   A Center of Cyber Security Excellence provides computer security solutions to the government through TAPE’s CyberForge® services.  TAPE has been consistently recognized for superior customer service, timely and high quality deliverables, cost effectiveness, and technologically advanced solutions.

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