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Board of Directors

Clifford M. Kendall

Chairman of the Board

Chairman of the Board since 2010. Mr. Kendall is Chairman of the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland, and is a private investor. Mr. Kendall was one of the founders of Computer Data Systems, Inc., in 1968, and he served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1970 to 1991 and as Chairman until December 1997. He has been a director of VSE since 2001.

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Ralph E. Eberhart

General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), formerly Commander-in-Chief, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command. General Eberhart retired from the Air Force in 2005 after 36 years of service. He was then appointed and continues to serve as President of the Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA) and as Chairman of its related enterprises: 5Star Bank, 5Star Life Insurance Company, AFBA 5Star Investment Management Company, and AFBA 5Star Fund, Inc. He is also a director of Rockwell Collins, Inc. He has been a director of VSE since 2007.

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Maurice Gauthier

Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer

Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.) and CEO, President and COO of VSE Corporation.  Mr. Gauthier retired from the U.S. Navy in 1997 after nearly 30 years of service, and later served as President of Nichols Research Corporation Navy Group and as Vice President and General Manager of CSC's Navy and Marine Corps Business Unit. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Naval Postgraduate School and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He currently serves on the Board of the National Defense Industrial Association, the Naval Historical Foundation, and the Yellow Ribbon Fund, where he serves as the Vice Chairman.

John C. Harvey

Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.), served as the 31st Commander of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Admiral Harvey was responsible for improving the operational readiness of deployed naval forces, increasing performance standards in all aspects of Fleet operations and maintenance, and strengthening the Navy’s operational partnership with U.S. Marine Corps forces. In his thirty-nine year naval career, Admiral Harvey specialized in naval nuclear propulsion, surface ship and carrier strike group operations and navy-wide manpower management and personnel policy development. In 2013, Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed Admiral Harvey to serve in the cabinet as Virginia’s Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security. He currently serves as the recently established Commonwealth’s Secretary for Veterans and Defense Affairs.

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Calvin S. Koonce

Chairman, Koonce Securities, Inc., a securities broker/dealer firm. He has been a director of VSE since 1992.

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James F. Lafond

Retired executive and certified public accountant. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Lafond was Washington Area Managing Partner, Pricewaterhouse-Coopers LLP. He previously served in various leadership positions at Coopers & Lybrand (1964 to 1998). He is also a director of WGL Holdings, Inc. He has been a director of VSE since 2003.

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John E. “Jack” Potter

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) since July 2011. He served as the United States Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Postal Service (USPS) from 2001 to 2010.

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Jack C. Stultz, Jr.

Lieutenant General, U.S. Army Reserve (Ret.), formerly Chief, Army Reserve and Commanding General, United States Army Reserve Command and the Command's Deputy Commanding General. Prior to his assignment to the Army Reserve Command, LTG Stultz served as the Commanding General of the 143rd Transportation Command, which provides command and control to twelve (12) units in the southeast United States. LTG Stultz entered active duty in 1974, after receiving his commission from the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina. After leaving active duty in 1979, LTG Stultz worked at Proctor and Gamble for 28 years as operations manager, continuing his service to the United States Army Reserve as a Citizen-Soldier.

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Bonnie K. Wachtel

Vice President and General Counsel, Wachtel & Co., Inc., brokers and underwriters She is also a director of Information Analysis Incorporated. She has been a director of VSE since 1991.

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