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27 May 2013

Remembrance, Memorial Day 2013

Memorial Day 2013On Memorial Day, we want to remember the work and actions of all of our heroes. So, on this May 27, 2013, Power Ten, Inc. would like to take a moment to say thank you to all of the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the armed forces of the United States.

As so well stated in Proclamation 4842 -- Memorial Day, May 25, 1981: Over one hundred years ago, Memorial Day was established to commemorate those who died in the defense of our national ideals. Our ideals of freedom, justice, and equal rights for all have been challenged many times since then, and thousands of Americans have given their lives in many parts of the world to secure those same ideals and insure for their children a lasting peace. Their sacrifice demands that we, the living, continue to promote the cause of peace and the ideals for which they so valiantly gave of themselves. Read more »


07 May 2013

Ensuring Training is Done Right - Employee Spotlight: Ms. Beth Oliver

Beth OliverKeeping the training and simulations operations running smoothly at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is no small task, but with Beth Oliver on the job, the Marines have nothing to worry about. Taking on the job with the same dedication that she has devoted in her training as a world-class martial arts champion, Ms. Oliver keeps the training running efficiently and on-schedule.

Working within the Operations Office, Ms. Oliver assists in all facets of training including simulator and classroom scheduling as an Operations Coordinator with Power Ten, Inc. where she has been supporting MATSS at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar since 2009.

She comes to P10 with over four years of experience as the MCALMS Content Administrator with MATSS at MCAS New River where she was solely responsible for computer-based training for both MV-22 and CV-22. Her extensive knowledge of the MCALMS system allowed her to setup and implement the MV-22 CBTs at Miramar. Read more »


26 February 2013

Power Ten, Inc. Makes Plans for Future Growth

Russ EmonsPower Ten, Inc. has strategically re-organized to position the company for significant future growth and to more efficiently meet the needs of its customers. Company founder, Harry Spies, made the announcement on Feb 4th.

Mr. Spies, who founded Power Ten, Inc. in April of 2010 and served as President and CEO, advances to a new position as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Serving in that position, Spies will continue to maintain an active role guiding the company towards a promising and prosperous future.

The Power Ten, Inc. Board of Directors has selected Mr. Russ Emons to replace Spies as President and CEO. Emons’ experience in business and military has prepared him well for this position. A former Marine fighter pilot, TOPGUN Instructor and Squadron Commanding Officer, Emons has worked with Spies in a variety of roles since transitioning from the Marines in 2007. Emons has been with Power Ten, Inc. since it’s founding and has played a prominent role in the growth of the company.
Click for Russ Emons’ bio and click here to continue reading about the reorg »


21 January 2013

Power Ten, Inc. Returns from Shot Show

Shot Show 2013More than 60,000 professionals in the law enforcement, homeland security, shooting, hunting and outdoors industry attended SHOT Show in 2013 including Power Ten, Inc.’s Rob Monroe. The event, taking place on Tuesday, January 15, through Friday, January 18, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada provided participants the opportunity to see the newest developments in the industry while developing connections for businesses and professionals.

In support of Power Ten’s partner, DeLorme, Monroe was on-hand to demonstrate the advancements made to the inReach communicator, as well as share the progress and innovations being made by Power Ten, Inc. to help meet the needs of law enforcement and homeland security professionals. Read more »


02 January 2013

In the spotlight: Capt. Thomas Mayhew

Reserve Units Change Leadership at China Lake

Capt. Thomas MayhewPower Ten, Inc. is pleased to congratulate team member Capt. Thomas Mayhew on his appointment. Read the full story below.

CHINA LAKE, Calif. -- West coast units of the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Reserve Program (NRP) changed leadership during a ceremony held at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD)China Lake on Dec. 15.

Rear Adm. Kirby Miller, NAVAIR vice commander and director of the NAVAIR Reserve Program, and Rear Adm. Paul Sohl, NAWCWD commander, attended the ceremony.

About 70 Reservists attended the ceremony, held in conjunction with a three-day meeting to coordinate the actions of all the units that interact with China Lake. Read more »


18 December 2012

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Trains with Marines in Aviation Training System Exercise

JGSDFJapan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) participated in training with the United States Marine Corps at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma December 5th during a Japan Observer Exchange Program. The training in partnership with Marine Aviation Training System Site (MATSS) provided JGSDF members the opportunity to observe Marine Corps training.

Power Ten, Inc. supports Headquarter Marine Corps (Aviation) and Training and Education Command (TECOM) Aviation Standards Branch (ASB) directly through a single Aviation Training System (ATS) contract. Power Ten, Inc employees provide direct support to each MATSS both in CONUS and OCONUS by implementing the ATS processes and programs for training that institutionalizes Operational Excellence across all Marine aviation. Read more »


10 November 2012

A Day to Honor Each and Every Veteran

Veterans Day 2012On Veterans Day, we want to remember the work and actions of all of our heroes. So, on this November 11, 2011 Power Ten, Inc. would like to take a moment to say thank you to all of the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States. We are proud to say that the Power Ten Team has over 900 combined years of active duty service to the United States Armed Forces and 46 distinguished veterans ranging from Privates to General Officers.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time. In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed the day should be "filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory." There were plans for parades, public meetings and a brief suspension of business activities at 11am. Read more »


08 November 2012

Happy 237th Birthday Marine Corps!

237th BirthdayOn November 10, 2012, Power Ten, Inc. joins the country in wishing the United States Marine Corps a Happy 237th Birthday. Appropriately founded in a tavern in 1775, the newly formed Marine Corps selected the Latin words “Semper Fidelis” meaning “Always Faithful” as their motto. Since that time, the Marine Corps has had a long and storied history that epitomizes the heart, dedication, and quality of its men and women who “signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.”[1] Also founded by Marines, we at Power Ten, Inc. believe our motto “Marines Serving Marines” illustrates both what makes us different and what drives us to provide products and services of quality and value to our customers. We are proud to say that the Power Ten Team has over 830 combined years of active duty service to the Marine Corps and 40 distinguished veterans ranging from Privates to General Officers. Read more »


04 October 2012

In the spotlight: Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation

Flying Leatherneck FoundationPower Ten, Inc. was proud to sponsor a hole for the Flying Leatherneck Foundation's Mike Philbin Memorial Charity Golf Tournament that took place Monday, 24 September 2012, at the world-class Del Mar Country Club.

Participating in the event on behalf of Power Ten, Inc. were Kevin Fisher, Russ Emons, Matt Feringa, and Colin Morrison.

The Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation (FLHF) is the nonprofit organization that exists to actively support the operation of the Miramar Command Museum (Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [FLAM]) located aboard MCAS Miramar, San Diego, Calif. FLHF accomplishes our mission by providing a volunteer base to support day-to-day museum operations and by providing financial support to augment the FLAM's austere DoD budget. See More »


03 October 2012

NAVAIR Reserve Program changes leadership

Changing LeadershipNAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. – Leadership of more than 200 Navy Reservists supporting Naval Air Systems Command around the world turned over at a ceremony here Sept. 28.

Rear Adm. Charles Rainey, who became the director of the NAVAIR Reserve Program (NRP) in October 2009, retired after a 32-year Navy career and handed over the directorship to Rear Adm. (sel) Kirby Miller, a native of Bellevue, Wash.

“It’s been a privilege and honor to serve as director of the NRP for the last three years,” Rainey said. “I’m in awe of the sacrifice and commitment of the men and women of the NRP, and how they have responded so selflessly in support of the warfighter.” Read More »

Source: NAVAIR


25 September 2012

Power Ten, Inc. at Modern Day Marine

Modern Day Marine 2012Coming to Modern Day Marine (MDM) in Quantico, Virginia? Power Ten, Inc. will be present with Harry Spies, Mike Kennedy, Scott Kerchner, and Rob Monroe on-hand to meet with you. Billed as the largest gathering of Marine Corps contractors, MDM, taking place at Quantico Marine Base in Virginia, features hundreds of booths displaying the latest hardware and software while showcasing where the future is headed in defense technology.


To meet with any of these participants email them at the following addresses:

Harry Spies: harry.spies@powerteninc.com
Michael Kennedy: michael.kennedy@powerteninc.com
Scott Kerchner: scott.kerchner@powerteninc.com
Rob Monroe: robert.monroe@powerteninc.com


14 September 2012

Power Ten, Inc. Supports MCAA and the Flying Leatherneck Museum

Gen SchmidlePower Ten, Inc. was proud to be part of the Marine Corps Aviation Association; Marion E. Carl Squadron’s September 10, 2012 dinner honoring the members of the Marine Air Board and benefitting the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum at MCAS Miramar in San Diego, CA.

The dinner raising more than $3,500 for the Flying Leatherneck Museum, featured a keynote address by Lieutenant General R. E Schimdle, Jr USMC Deputy Commandant for Aviation.

At the dinner, Gen. Schmidle addressed the topics of the progress being made on the F-35 and the future placement of the 121 in Yuma, AZ. Gen. Schmidle also praised the direction the V-22 is heading. Commenting on the authorization to move forward with finishing the purchase of the aircraft, as well as talks with Japan to allow flights to take place, General Schmidle, stated that progress is moving in the right direction. Read More »


12 September 2012

LtGen Stalder Named National Commander of MCAA

LtGen Keith StalderPower Ten, Inc.'s LtGen Keith J. Stalder, USMC (Ret) has been named the National Commander of the Marine Corps Aviation Association. Stalder follows LtGen (Ret) John Castellaw at the 100th Anniversary of Marine Aviation observance in Washington, DC in May.

According to LtGen Stalder, " The Marine Corps Aviation Association is a great association that is blessed by the support of industry at levels, from the largest corporate sponsors to the small businesses like Power Ten, Inc., and MCAA is deeply appreciative of all that industry does for the us."

LtGen Keith J. Stalder, USMC (Ret) began his career in the Marine Corps in 1972. He earned his wings in February 1975, initially flying the F-4 Phantom. Read More »


30 August 2012

Power Ten, Inc.'s President, Harry Spies, Honored by Chief of Navy Reserve

Chief of Navy Reserve Honors Harry SpiesPower Ten, Inc. was recognized at an August 16, 2012 event by the U.S. Department of the Navy as one of more than 40 civilian employers from across the nation being honored in Washington, D.C. by the Chief of Navy Reserve for their exceptional support of America's citizen Marines and Sailors. Harry Spies, President of Power Ten, Inc. attended the ceremony, receiving recognition for Power Ten, Inc.'s commitment to hiring team members serving in the reserves. Read More »


31 July 2012

Leading With PTSD: Suffering What They Have Experienced

By: LtCol Michael D. Grice

The Marine Corps is built on tradition, and one of those traditions is the time-honored ceremony of the change of command. Every unit has a commanding officer (CO), that leader who is specially selected and solemnly charged with the awesome and humbling responsibility to mentor, train, and mold the sons and daughters of America as they wrap themselves in the cloth of the Nation in time of war. Most of these officers, like many of the Marines and sailors with whose lives they are entrusted, are veterans of war, and like anyone who has endured the rigors and terrors of combat, they too suffer within from what they have experienced. Read More »


19 July 2012

Accolades for a Job Well Done: MAG-12 ATS

Colonel CJ MahoneyPower Ten, Inc. is honored to have been recognized by the United States Marine Corps for work being done. Recently, the MAG-12 ATS team from Iwakuni, Japan was on the receiving end of accolades for their accomplishments in support of the Aviation Training Support contract.

In a letter received from Col. CJ Mahoney, Commanding Officer, Marine Aircraft Group 12, he stated, "I am writing to recognize the MAG-12 ATS team for their recent and continuing performance."

Power Ten, Inc. works hard to set itself apart by providing quality people who share a bond of trust, confidence and a commitment to actionable products for our partners and customers. Read More »


17 July 2012

Power Ten, Inc. at SPAWAR Industry Day

AFCEAPower Ten, Inc.'s John Melear, who is currently serving on the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) - San Diego Chapter Board of Directors, recently attended the SPAWAR Contracts Industry Day. The event, co-hosted by the San Diego Chapter of AFCEA, took place at the Hilton Hotel Mission Valley in San Diego, CA and was designed to update industry.

Space & Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Contracts Industry Day as it was billed, featured a number of SPAWAR Contracts briefings, including a forecast of upcoming opportunities in support of SPAWAR, SPAWAR Systems Center (SSC) Pacific, and Program Executive Office (PEO) Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Intelligence (C4I). Read More »


12 July 2012

In the spotlight: Ben Eichhorn

Ben EichhornKeeping computer systems at Marine Aviation Training Systems Site (MATSS) Iwakuni up and running is no small task, but Ben Eichhorn of Power Ten, Inc. is up to the challenge. Eichhorn describes his work at MATSS Iwakuni as a catch-all position. "It's pretty much a catch-all IT position that can range from low level task such as switching out keyboards to complex tasks like setting up a fully functional network," says Eichhorn.

According to Matt Redfern, Program Manager for Power Ten, Inc., "We are excited that Ben Eichhorn has joined the Power Ten ATS team. His knowledge and technical expertise will enhance our ability to sustain the outstanding support to MAG-12 and the MCAS Iwakuni MATSS." Read More »


09 July 2012

Recognizing Those Who Serve - Power Ten, Inc.'s Family Ties
Lt. Natalie Bowen

Power Ten, Inc. continues its connection with the military, not only professionally, but also personally with the active duty forces. Natalie F. Bowen, daughter of Brian Danielson, Program Manager for Power Ten, Inc., was promoted to Lieutenant (0-3) in the Navy.

Currently deployed to the Gulf aboard the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), Bowen is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate of the 2008 class. She serves as an Assistant Operations Officer (N-3A) for Amphibious Squadron 8 (Phibron 8). Bowen is married to Navy Lieutenant William "Trace" Bowen, who was promoted the same day; he is an F-18F pilot with VFA 103 the Jolly Rogers, and is currently deployed with Carrier Air wing 7 on the USS Eisenhower. Read More »


03 July 2012

Rob Newell Receives BAE Commendation

Awarding the top performers of the quarter for their MCOTEA contract, BAE recently recognized Rob Newell of Power Ten, Inc. for his exceptional work over the past three months.

Newell, a test manager supporting the Ground Division, currently works on the Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank Modernization (LAV-ATM) Program. Newell received his commendation Tuesday, June 26, 2012 for providing outstanding performance to the MCOTEA customer.

According to Mick Rovenstine, Power Ten, Inc. Program Manager, "Rob brings a wealth of operational experience and has quickly learned the MCOTEA process. He has become an invaluable leader within Team BAE and MCOTEA." Read More »


26 June 2012

Power Ten, Inc. to be at Marine Corps Ground Awards Dinner

Supporting the Marine Corps Association & Foundation (MCA&F) at the 9th Annual Marine Corps Ground Awards Dinner will be Paul Dubracheck of Power Ten, Inc. The dinner, taking place Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, in Arlington, VA, serves as the opportunity to recognize the four Marine Divisions' Marines of the Year, the 2011 Leftwich Trophy winner, the Hulbert Trophy winner, the Zembiec Trophy winner, the Chambers Award winner, and the MARSOC NCO/Critical Skills Operator of the Year Award winner.

The dinner will feature Lieutenant General Dennis Hejlik, Commander, United States Marine Corps Forces Command; Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force Atlantic; Commander, United States Marine Corps Bases Atlantic; Commander, United States Marine Corps Forces Europe as the evening's guest speaker.

Power Ten, Inc. is proud to be a supporter of the MCA and its work. Power Ten, Inc. is committed to social responsibility; we give back in time and resources to our communities as well as support to the organizations and events important to our people and our customers.


01 June 2012

Grice: Memorial brings closure

By Lt. Col. Mike Grice

Last weekend I was extremely fortunate to join many of comrades in arms from my first tour in Iraq. I had not seen many of them since the 6th of March 2006 when I left the war-torn city of Ramadi and began the journey back home. We gathered at a memorial service for the 83 Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines who were killed in action during our shared deployment.

It was a truly cathartic experience. I was thrilled and honored to be able to join friends I had not seen in over half a decade as we paid our respects to the fallen. I wrote about the experience for the North County Times.
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(Source: Orders to Nowhere)


28 May 2012

Remembrance, Memorial Day 2012

Memorial Day 2012On Memorial Day, we want to remember the work and actions of all of our heroes. So, on this May 28, 2012 Power Ten, Inc. would like to take a moment to say thank you to all of the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the armed forces of the United States.

As so well stated in Proclamation 4842 -- Memorial Day, May 25, 1981 "Over one hundred years ago, Memorial Day was established to commemorate those who died in the defense of our national ideals. Our ideals of freedom, justice, and equal rights for all have been challenged many times since then, and thousands of Americans have given their lives in many parts of the world to secure those same ideals and insure for their children a lasting peace. Their sacrifice demands that we, the living, continue to promote the cause of peace and the ideals for which they so valiantly gave of themselves. Read More »


04 May 2012

Celebrating 100 Years of Marine Aviation

Marine AviationSince the birth of Marine aviation on 22 May 1912, when Marine 1stLt Alfred A. Cunningham reported to Annapolis, MD, for flight training, until today, Marines have been making history in the air. From the pioneering early days of experimentation at Annapolis and Pensacola, to today's missions being flown in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan, Marine aviation has been at the forefront of developing and perfecting the tools (technology) and ideas (doctrine) to accomplish its mission of supporting Marines in any climate or place.

Power Ten, Inc. would like to recognize the achievements and dedication of Marine aviation and salutes those who have made the accomplishments of the past 100 years possible.

View the Washington Post Special here: 100 Years of Marine Corps Aviation
(Reproduced with permission from the Washington Post)


03 May 2012

Mike Grice Named Gen Robert E. Hogaboom Leadership Writing Contest Winner

Mike Grice AwardLt. Col. Mike Grice, of Power Ten, Inc., continues to receive accolades for his writing to further education and knowledge of Post Traumatic Stress Disorders. His very well written article "Leading with PTSD" was recently submitted to the 2011 Gen Robert E. Hogaboom Leadership Writing Contest, sponsored by the Battelle Corporation and the Hogaboom family.

According to the Marine Corps Gazette, the editorial board met to select the winners on 16 February. Although competition was stiff, first place was awarded to Lt. Col. Michael D. Grice. Along with the honor, he will receive a plaque and $3,000. (Read the Gazette's announcement here.) Read More »


27 April 2012

Bill Bonney Receives Recognition From MATSS

Bill Bonney Plaque from MATSS"Your effort to make MATSS the finest facility and training organization in 3D MAW is nothing less than spectacular. Thank you for a job well done! –MATSS Camp Pendleton” This inscription emblazoned the award presented to Bill Bonney, Power Ten, Inc. Operations Coordinator, who oversees work at Marine Aviation Training System Site (MATSS) Camp Pendleton.

MATSS Camp Pendleton, which houses all H-1 T/M/S and CH-46E simulators, recognized the exceptional work of Bonney in keeping the command running seamlessly during renovations while increasing productivity and creating a professional atmosphere.  There were three major accomplishments that contributed to Bonney receiving the award.

According to Bonney, MATSS Camp Pendleton has undergone a $2.5 million dollar renovation project over the past year, while continuing to provide training and simulation for 3D Marine Aircraft Wing (3d MAW). Read More »


25 April 2012

Power Ten, Inc. to be in Washington D.C. for MCAA Dinner

General AmosPower Ten, Inc. is supporting the Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) by hosting a table at its April 26, 2012 dinner. The sold-out dinner, taking place at Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia, features General James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, giving the keynote address, and serves as the MCAA's final dinner for this season.

Power Ten, Inc. will be represented by Harry Spies, Lieutenant General Keith J. Stalder (Ret), Captain Roger Smith, USN (Ret), Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy Expeditionary Programs, Dr. Peter Tsantrizos, Terragon Environmental Technologies, Russ Emons, Scott Kerchner, Matt Redfern, Mick Rovenstine, and Ernie Vinson.

General James F. Amos assumed the duties of Commandant of the Marine Corps in October of 2010. A graduate of the University of Idaho, General Amos has held command at all levels from Lieutenant Colonel to Lieutenant General. Read More »


17 April 2012

In the spotlight: Albert Choi

Albert Choi Receives Commendation from the United States Marine Corps

Albert ChoiAlbert Choi, Operations Coordinator, has received recognition from the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, United States Marine Corps. The commendation from Major General W.D. Beydler was presented to Choi for his work as a Power Ten, Inc. contractor with the Marines.

The commendation states, "For exceptional performance of duty while serving as Operations Coordinator, Marine Aviation Training Systems Site, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, from August 2011 to October 2011. Mr. Choi provided superior technical and administrative support to 1st Marine Aircraft Wing Commands and Marines. He planned and coordinated flight lead standardization events, flight simulator and aviation training schedules for multiple commands. Mr. Choi assisted in the execution of numerous major Pacific Command exercises and coordinated operational and exercise support with external agencies, such as the Fleet Air and Area Control and Surveillance Facility and the Pacific Missile Range facility. Mr. Choi's initiative, perseverance, and total dedication to duty reflected credit upon him and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and United States Naval Service." Read More »


10 April 2012

In the spotlight: Brian Danielson

San Diego Chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA) Names Brian Danielson to Board of Directors

Brian Danielson Maintaining a history of contributing to the Defense Industry in San Diego, another Power Ten, Inc. team member has joined the local board of directors of a national organization. Brian Danielson recently accepted a position on the board for the San Diego Chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA).

Danielson, who oversees Power Ten, Inc.'s test and evaluation work for Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA) on Camp Pendleton, sees his position as a good fit for the ITEA.

According to Danielson, "The ITEA board gives an added dimension to the other organizations dealing with Defense Contracting in San Diego County. Like other organizations, it works to promote close coordination between Government and Industry. ITEA specifically looks at how the Test and Evaluation community plays into the larger Defense industry to provide our Government customers with the best and most reliable products." Read More »


5 April 2012

Power Ten, Inc. Supports San Diego's MCAA Marion Carl Squadron

LtGen WaldhauserSupporting our troops through organizations that make a difference, Power Ten, Inc. hosted a table for the Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) Marion Carl Squadron dinner. The dinner, recognizing those who have distinguished themselves across 3D Marine Aircraft Wing (3d MAW) was held at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

Highlighting the evenings events were comments from Lt. Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser. Currently the commanding general of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force and the Marine Corps Forces Central Command since mid-2010, Waldhauser is preparing to move to his new post in the summer of 2012 as senior military assistant to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. Read More »


03 April 2012

Grice: PTSD doesn't only happen to front-line troops

In my last column, I wrote about the differences in perspective regarding Combat Operational Stress Injuries and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The civilian world has come to accept that COSI and PTSD exist, and has largely embraced the inevitable truth that not all scars can be seen. In the military, however, there is a very real and tangible stigma against the perceived weakness that accompanies the admission of psychological trauma.

What those in and out of uniform agree on, though, is that psychological injuries are real.

But who suffers from these injuries? Is it only those who carry rifles and do the killing, or are others affected by their experiences in war?

The answer may surprise you. Read Full Post »

(Source: North County Times)


20 March 2012

Grice: Stigma still attached to PTSD

Every person who goes to war brings a little bit of it home. For some, they carry memories of their adventures and some stories to tell. Others, however, bring home a burden that weighs upon their psyche and may accompany them for the rest of their lives.

Even though two combat veterans may have been in the same places and experienced the same stresses, joys, horrors and camaraderie that are all factors in the personal experience of warfare, they will return home affected by their participation in very different ways. Read Full Post »

(Source: North County Times)


16 March 2012

In the spotlight: Lauren Engle

Lauren Engle Recognized by AFCEA San Diego

Lauren Engle

Another Power Ten, Inc. team member recently received recognition for outstanding contributions in the defense industry. Lauren Engle, Director of Business Operations, received the "Person of the Month" award at the March 14, 2012 Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) San Diego luncheon on-board the USS Midway.

Engle, who is active in numerous defense organizations, was recognized for her contributions to the AFCEA West 2012 Conference hosted in San Diego, CA. According to Jesse Hamilton, Vice President of Publicity for AFCEA San Diego Chapter, Engle was nominated by the executive committee for the award. Read More »


8 March 2012

Grice: Career in military can take you far

America is a truly wonderful place, and one of the main reasons that it is the greatest nation on Earth is the freedom of her citizens to follow any path that they choose. Our leaders are not appointed by divine right or by royal decree, but instead they are chosen by the people. Anyone can be the president, or a fireman, or a professional dancer, or a teacher, or anything at all.

Anyone can even be a United States Marine.

It's pretty obvious why young men and women would like to grow up and become president, but why would anybody want to become a Marine? That is a fair question, and plenty of folks have asked me that during my years of wearing the Marine Corps uniform. Read Full Post »

(Source: North County Times)


8 February 2012

In the spotlight: Mike Grice

Power Ten, Inc.'s Mike Grice Challenges Leaders in Today's Marine Corps

Mike Grice

"Marine! You! What color are your socks?" This is the question posed and the title of a recently published article by Power Ten, Inc. team member Lt. Col. Mike Grice. The article appears in the February 2012 issue of the Marine Corps Gazette and looks at the issue of leadership in today's Marine Corps.

The article titled What Color Are Your Socks? takes a tough and accurate look at leadership issues in today's Marine Corps and challenges leaders to find what they can do for Marines in their charge, rather than what they can do to Marines serving under their command. The title comes from the illustration of a Marine not wearing regulation socks, not because of lack of pride or care for the uniform and standards, but because the white socks he is wearing are what is available to him. Read More »


7 February 2012

USMC Deputy Commandant for Aviation to speak at February Breakfast Meeting

LtGen Terry RoblingPower Ten, Inc. is pleased to support the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) and is hosting a table at the SDMAC February 8, 2012 monthly breakfast. SDMAC's monthly event features LtGen Terry Robling, USMC, the Deputy Commandant for Aviation as its guest speaker for the SDMAC February.

Lieutenant General Robling entered the Marine Corps in 1976 after graduating from Central Washington University with a degree in Business Administration. Following graduation from the Basic School in April 1977, he began flight training and earned his wings in November 1978. In August 1994, Lieutenant General Robling reported to the National War College where he obtained a Master of Science Degree in National Security Strategy. Read More »


23 January 2012

Visit with Power Ten, Inc. at AFCEA West 2012 "Technology Reception"

Do you want to know what all Power Ten, Inc. is involved with? We will be hosting a table at the AFCEA West 2012 technology reception and are available to meet with you. The "Technology Reception" is taking place from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 25, 2012, in the Exhibit Hall at the San Diego Convention Center. To set up an appointment with Power Ten, Inc., email: info@powerteninc.com

AFCEA West 2012 is held in San Diego, CA from January 24–26, 2012. This year's topic is "America's Military at the Crossroads: What's Out and What's In for 2012 and Beyond?" Co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, West 2012 is the largest event on the West Coast for communications, electronics, intelligence, information systems, imaging, military weapon systems, aviation, shipbuilding, and more.


06 January 2012

NDIA San Diego Chapter Holds 2012 Elections

The Chapter elections for 2012 officers were held Wednesday, 14 December at the monthly luncheon meeting. The voting membership overwhelmingly endorsed the officer slate approved by the Board of Directors ihn November... Elected to the Board for the first time were Lauren Engle and John Schiltz. Congratulations to the newly elected members of the Chapter leadership team! Read Full Announcement »


19 December 2011

Emons and Engle Join AUVSI, NDIA Boards

Power Ten, Inc. continues to grow its presence in the San Diego Defense Industry with Russ Emons and Lauren Engle joining the board of directors for AUVSI and NDIA, respectively.

Joining the Association of Unmanned Vehicles Society International (AUVSI) San Diego Lindbergh Chapter's board is Russ Emons. Emons, who has years of experience in the military and private sector, is currently Senior Manager for Power Ten, Inc.'s portfolio of Engineering and Technical services relating to Unmanned Systems and Energy.

Elected to a two-year term with National Defense Industrial Association San Diego Chapter (NDIA-SD), Engle will contribute her leadership skills in guiding NDIA. Engle, Director of Operations at Power Ten, Inc., and who most recently completed a term as treasurer for NDIA, is looking forward to serving on the NDIA board. Read More »


12 December 2011

Russ Emons to Run for AUVSI-SD Board

Russ EmonsRuss Emons of Power Ten, Inc. will be running for a position on the board of the San Diego Lindbergh Chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AVUSI). The election, taking place Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at AUVSI's annual Holiday Dinner will help choose the organization's leadership for 2012 and beyond.

Emons is a Senior Manager for Power Ten, Inc.'s portfolio of Engineering and Technical services relating to Unmanned Systems and Energy. Read More »


07 December 2011

Saluting Those Who Made Our Country Great: Power Ten, Inc. Remembers Pearl Harbor

70th Anniversary of Pearl HarborIn remembering Pearl Harbor Day and its 70th Anniversary, Power Ten, Inc. believes in the importance of understanding the history of Pearl Harbor leading up to the event and noting the significance of an attack that changed the country forever.

The deep-water naval base of Pearl Harbor, in Oahu, Hawaii, was the site of a massive air attack by the Japanese Empire on Dec. 7, 1941. Described as a "date which will live in infamy" by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the attack effectively drew the United States into the war in the Pacific, and by extension in Europe. On December 7, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Power Ten, Inc. would like to take the opportunity to honor the 2,400 citizens that died in the attack as well as remember the 1,100 wounded and those Pearl Harbor survivors who are with us today. Read More »


02 December 2011

Power Ten Inc.'s Harry Spies to Headline AUVSI San Diego Lindbergh Chapter Holiday Dinner

Power Ten, Inc. President Harry Spies, a Marine Veteran who retired as a Colonel with 27 years of service to our country, will be the keynote speaker for the AUVSI, Lindbergh Chapter's Holiday Dinner on Dec 13th, 2011.

Taking place at the Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club in San Diego, CA, the event will provide participants the opportunity to learn more about Power Ten, Inc.'s projects, including their work in the areas of Command, Control Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), Marine Air Command & Control, Test & Evaluation, tactical and operational Unmanned Systems (UxS), and the Marine Aviation Training System as well as some of the new and up-and-coming technologies Power Ten, Inc. supports. Read More »


29 November 2011

Blue Angels Foundation

Supporting the Wounded Warriors and participating in the local community has always been an important part of Power Ten, Inc.'s mission. Watch this video from the Blue Angels Foundation from their October 3, 2011, 11th Annual Blue Angels Foundation Golf Tournament at the Del Mar Country Club in San Diego that helped support the Warrior Foundation.


11 November 2011

A Day to Honor Each and Every Veteran

Veterans Day 2011On Veterans Day, we want to remember the work and actions of all of our heroes. So, on this November 11, 2011 Power Ten, Inc. would like to take a moment to say thank you to all of the men and women who have served in the armed forces of the United States.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time. In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed the day should be "filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory." There were plans for parades, public meetings and a brief suspension of business activities at 11am. Read More »

Watch the Veterans Day 2011 video from the Department of Veterans Affairs and read a message from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.


10 November 2011

Happy 236th Birthday, Marine Corps!

236th Marine Corps BirthdayOn November 10, 2011, Power Ten, Inc. is pleased to wish the United States Marine Corps a Happy 236th Birthday. Founded in 1775, the Marine Corps motto "Semper Fidelis" encapsulates a long and storied history that shows the heart, dedication and quality of it's men and women who "signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue."[1] Founded by Marines, we in Power Ten, Inc. believe our motto "Marines Serving Marines" illustrates both what makes us different and what drives us to provide products and services of quality and value to our customers. Read More »

Watch the official 236th Birthday Message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Amos, and the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sergeant Major Barrett.


07 November 2011

Even in this tough economic climate, Power Ten, Inc. grows more than 30% in the last 6 months and is pleased to welcome 17 new members to the team.

Working under a business model that is people and performance centric and promotes efficiency and growth, Power Ten, Inc. is pleased to have added 17 new hires to its team during the past six months. Power Ten, Inc., a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides professional, technical, engineering, and information technologies services, continues to see growth at a time when many companies are struggling and even closing their doors.

Power Ten, Inc. is proud to bring aboard the highest quality individuals to contribute to their team and help the defense department accomplish its mission at home and abroad.

What makes Power Ten, Inc. so successful in what they do?

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21 October 2011

Power Ten, Inc. supports the Warrior Foundation

BAF 2011Participating in the local community has always been an important part of Power Ten, Inc.'s mission and on October 3, 2011, Power Ten, Inc. was doing just that as part of the 11th Annual Blue Angels Foundation Golf Tournament at the Del Mar Country Club in San Diego. The tournament, being held for the second time on the West Coast, raised money for the Warrior Foundation in San Diego.

Sponsoring the 11th Hole Tee, Power Ten, Inc. played an important part in the tournament that contributed $15,000 to the Warrior Foundation. BAF 2011According to Kevin Fischer, former Blue Angel Maintenance Officer and current Power Ten, Inc. employee, "We were able to raise $10,000 last year, this year we raised $15,000, and next year we would like to see the amount continue to grow."

The tournament taking place at Del Mar Country Club, a highly exclusive private club in Rancho Santa Fe, California, was a fundraising golf tournament in support of the Blue Angels Foundation coinciding with the MCAS Miramar Air Show. Special guests included many former Blue Angels, and other well known celebrities from the world of sport.

BAF 2011According to the Blue Angels Foundation, "The golf tournament was an over the top great day with not only great golf, food, and fun, but a generous donation to the Warrior Foundation in San Diego."

Power Ten, Inc. is proud to have been a supporter of this cause and look forward to continuing our relationship with the organization. Power Ten, Inc. is committed to social responsibility; we give back in time and resources to our communities as well as support to the organizations and events important to our people and our customers.


17 October 2011

In the spotlight: Mick Rovenstine

Power Ten, Inc. congratulates Mick Rovenstine for being selected to co-chair the Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Symposium's "WG-25, Cost Analysis Working Group"

Mick Rovenstine

Taking on a leadership role in Military research is something that Mick Rovenstine is accustomed to with Power Ten, Inc., as a Program Manager. Through his projects, Rovenstine has been working to find cost effective solutions for Marine Corps problems, while tackling difficult issues which arise when working in an ever changing environment.

Recently, his hard work and results-based efforts have earned him some added recognition. Rovenstine has been selected to co-chair the Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Symposium's "WG-25, Cost Analysis Working Group." WG-25, part of the MORS annual symposium which will be taking place at the U.S. Air force Academy in 2012, will be reviewing work and selecting presenters for the symposium. Read More »


12 October 2011

Recent Events

MDM BoothModern Day Marine (MDM) took place September 27 to 29, 2011, with vendors displaying all of their latest wares to the Marine Corps and showing where the future is headed in defense technology. Billed as the largest gathering of Marine Corps contractors, MDM, taking place at Quantico Marine Base in Virginia, featured hundreds of booths displaying the latest hardware and software.

Power Ten, Inc. was there not only displaying their goods and services, but also giving back to those who have served in the military. On Saturday evening, Power Ten, Inc. hosted a table at the Families of the Wounded Fund Benefit Gala, a dinner to raise funds the families of those who have been injured while serving their country. The mission of the Families of the Wounded Fund is to provide financial resources in support of family members/caregivers of military service men and women who have either been wounded in combat operations or injured as the result of line-of-duty activities in support of combat operations. This assistance is available while these patients are receiving prescribed medical treatment.

Families of the Wounded DinnerJoining Scott Kerchner, Rob Monroe, and Gary Spruill at the Power Ten, Inc. table, was wounded warrior Sergeant Herman Lubbe, USMC. Sergeant Lubbe was wounded in an IED attack in Sangin, Helmand Province, Afghanistan in June of this year. Sergeant Lubbe and his family have benefited from the Families of the Wounded Fund, enabling his family to stay with him in a new state of the art facility provided by the fund at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC).

MCAA golfersIn another event, supporting the Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA), Power Ten, Inc. participated in the MCAA annual golf tournament. Taking place on October 5, 2011, the tournament provides a chance for active duty, government and industry to get together, play golf, and raise money for several Marine Corps charities including the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation and Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

The Power Ten, Inc. group included Gary Spruill from Power Ten, Inc., Mr. Tony Greco (Director, MAGTF C2 TTF), and Lt. Col. Chris McVay, USMC. The foursome sponsored by Power Ten, Inc. shot an amazing 64 in a "best ball" format.

Power Ten, Inc. is committed to social responsibility; we give back in time and resources to our communities as well as support to the organizations and events important to our people and our customers.


23 September 2011
Employment Opportunity: Systems Analyst

Power Ten, Inc. has an opening for a System Analyst supporting the Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA) at Camp Pendleton, CA/Quantico VA. Visit our careers page to read the job description and apply.


21 September 2011
Power Ten, Inc. to be at Modern Day Marine

Power Ten, Inc. will be showcasing its latest technology and innovations for the Marine Corps at Modern Day Marine, September 27 – 29. Stop by Booth 3421 so we can tell you what we are working on in the areas of C4ISR, Marine Air Command & Control, Test & Evaluation, UxS, Waste, Water & Energy, and the Marine Aviation Training System.

The exposition taking place at Marine Corps Base Quantico serves as a premier equipment, systems, services and technology exposition. Modern Day Marine began in 1981 when the leadership of the Marine Corps League, a Congressionally chartered veteran's organization, sought support for the development of a military exposition focusing on the defense industry's response to the needs of the Marine Corps.

Power Ten, Inc. is also proud to be sponsoring a table at the "Families of the Wounded" dinner as part of our on-going commitment to the community and involvement in social responsibility.

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15 September 2011

In the spotlight: Jon Floyd

Power Ten, Inc. Welcomes Jon Floyd Home after a Quality Job in Afghanistan

Jon Floyd

The quality of work performed in the field seldom goes without notice, and this quality was recently noticed when Power Ten. Inc.'s Jon Floyd received recognition for his performance. Power Ten, Inc. is proud to welcome Floyd home, who after working in Afghanistan for the past six months, is returning home along with accolades from the United States Department of Defense and USFOR Afghanistan for making an immediate and lasting impact with the Forward Operational Assessment Team there.

Jon's commendation recognizes, "while working for Power Ten, Inc., in support of Marine Corps Operational Test & Evaluation Activity (MCOTEA), Jon represented the Marine Corps, Army, BAE Systems and Power Ten, Inc. in an exemplarily manner." Read More »


07 September 2011

Micro Auto Gasification System Test and Evaluation Conducted at Camp Smith, Hawaii

MAGS in Operational Evaluation at Camp Smith, Hawaii

Camp H.M. Smith, HI (September 7, 2011) - After two weeks of testing, Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) has processed more than 3000-pounds of solid waste usually destined for landfills in Hawaii. Throughout the evaluation at Camp Smith in Hawaii, MAGS was carefully monitored for energy usage, air quality performance, and effectiveness at converting solid waste into bio-char.

According to Power Ten, Inc. Senior Manager Scott Kerchner, "MAGS has performed very well throughout the evaluation."

MAGS processed approximately 400-pounds of waste each day during this initial evaluation period. Under limited usage, five to seven hours-per-day, due to operating restrictions at the base, MAGS performed at a rate that could be tripled during 24-hour usage. Read More »