Jeffrey Hathaway Rear Admiral USN (ret) joins board of HALO Maritime Defense Systems

March 1, 2012

ANDOVER, MA – Paul C. Jensen, CEO of HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS), announced today the addition of Jeffrey Hathaway Rear Admiral USN (ret), to the Board of Advisers.

Jeff combines thirty three years of military and federal law enforcement accomplishments serving the nation as a U.S. Coast Guard officer, with prior private sector experience as corporate vice president of L-1 Identity Solutions, a successful identity management technology company, and his current position as vice president of Flatter & Associates, a rapidly growing veteran owned service disabled firm, offering management and engineering professional services to federal government clients. Jeff has a unique depth of professional experience across the Executive (DHS, DOD, DOJ, DOS, DOT) and Legislative branches of the federal government.

During his military career, rear admiral Hathaway most recently led the Nation’s premier international counter-narcotics effort as Director of Joint Interagency Task Force South in Key West, FL. Coordinating the efforts of Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice resources, as well as over a dozen international partner nations, he more than doubled the annual amount of cocaine seized while enroute to U.S. and international markets. While assigned as Director of Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection on the Navy Pentagon staff, as well as Assistant Director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, from 2001-2003, Hathaway was a central figure in enhancing the Navy’s force protection posture around the world in the wake of the USS Cole bombing and the attacks of 9/11.

While serving as Director of Coast Guard Operations Policy from 2003-2004, Hathaway managed a broad array of missions, including maritime law enforcement, homeland security and defense operations, search and rescue and national boating safety. He also spearheaded efforts to integrate Coast Guard operations into the Department of Homeland Security. Admiral Hathaway has extensive seagoing operational experience, including command of three major cutters, performing search and rescue, defense operations and maritime law enforcement missions from the Bering Sea to the southern Caribbean Sea. Duties included serving as maritime task force commander during two mass Haitian migration episodes. He also headed the Coast Guard’s Congressional and Legislative Affairs Staff and served as executive director of the U.S. Interdiction Coordinator staff during his military career. Hathaway received a BS in economics from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and also holds an MBA from the University of California at Irvine Paul Merge School of Business, as well as a MS in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

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