Mission Success Doesn’t Happen by Chance
Mission success doesn’t start with the mission itself. It starts here. With honing every skill, tightening every nut, masterminding every plan. Preparing you for the worst so you can always be your best. Our exceptional staff, a vast differentiated fleet and leading technology are engaged each and every day, in each and every task. To prepare you for combat, to search for the missing, to deliver aircraft in top shape. To save lives. Our services are exclusive, exceptional and absolutely vital.
Because when operating in a congested airspace, a mile is an inch. When you are called upon to make a split second decision it has ramifications that could live on for decades. Lives, borders, even world order is at stake.
We are engaged. Prepare to prevail.
Your Mission Success.
We ensure our customers succeed in every single operation they undertake.
We Sharpen Warriors, Protect Borders and Save Lives.
With exceptional service and knowledge we provide readiness when it matters.
Prepare to Prevail
Mission success doesn’t happen by chance. It comes from rigorous preparation.
Joseph (Joe) Ford
Mr. Ford previously served as DynCorp International’s President of DynAviation and as DI’s Senior Vice President for Strategy and Business Development. Prior to joining DynCorp International, he was the Senior Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer for Beechcraft Defense Company. Mr. Ford also has a distinguished military career behind him, retiring from the U.S. Air Force as a Colonel in January of 2007 as the commander of the 401st Air Expeditionary Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Florida International University, a master’s degree in management from Troy University, and a master’s degree in military studies from the United States Marine Corps University. He is a graduate of the Marine Command and Staff College, was a National Defense Fellow at Georgetown University, and completed the MIT Sloan School of Management’s executive program for strategy and innovation.
Col. (Ret) Tart previously served at DynCorp International as the Senior Vice President of Business Development for DynAviation. He previously served as VP of BD for USAF programs, as well as the NASA, Aerial Firefighting, and
Unmanned Aircraft Portfolios. Mr. Tart established an unmanned aircraft systems line of business for ASRC Federal. Prior to these roles in the industry, Mr. Tart served for 25 years in the USAF, retiring as a Colonel from the Pentagon in 2014. He started his career as an Electronic Warfare Officer, flying combat support and Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) sorties in the RC-135V/W Rivet Joint. He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University, completed four master’s degrees from Army War College, Air University, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, and American Military University, and graduated from the Executive Leadership Program at the Darden School, University of Virginia.
Stacy L. Johnson
Stacy Johnson is the Chief Financial Officer for Draken, where she leads the Finance, Accounting, and Information Technology responsibilities. She is a tenured and well-versed financial executive with over twenty-five
years in operational and strategic management experience in the aerospace market. Previous positions include Chief Financial Officer at Remotely Piloted Solutions and Chief Financial Officer of L3 Technologies Crestview Aerospace Division. Stacy Johnson received a Bachelor of Business degree and a Master’s of Business Administration Degree from Texas A&M University Commerce.
Dana M. Collins
Dana Collins is the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary for Draken. At Draken, Dana leads the Legal, Compliance, Contracts, and Human Resources Departments. Dana has a diverse history working
from different perspectives in defense and aerospace. Prior to joining Draken, Dana most recently served as Senior Counsel for North America and Defense Airframe for GKN Aerospace. Dana also worked at Lockheed Martin as Program Counsel for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program and as an associate in the Government Contracts Practice Group at Odin, Feldman and Pittleman LLP. Dana served in the U.S. Army for ten years as a Judge Advocate and Military Intelligence Officer. Dana has a MBA from The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, a JD from The University of Texas School of Law, and a BA from the University of Notre Dame.
Paul Armstrong is based in Bournemouth running the Draken Europe business. He has been part of the Draken Europe team for 10 years, totalling close to 20 years in various Commercial, Legal and Business
Management roles facing the Aerospace, Defence and Aviation markets, working with BAE SYSTEMS, VT Group and the Eaton Corporation. Through his career, Paul has gathered the well-needed depth of experience in large capital warship and submarine delivery programmes for domestic and export customers, large volume product design & development and manufacturing for military and commercial aircraft OEMs, as well as prime contract aviation service delivery in MRO, Search and Rescue and Military Training support operations.
Sarah Harrison is the Chief Financial Officer for Draken Europe, where she leads the Finance and Accounting teams in Europe and is responsible for the finance strategy and financial activities. She also acts as the finance business
partner to Paul and the wider leadership team. Before joining Draken, Sarah was a Group Controller at Cobham Plc, a multi-national FTSE 250 group, where she played a key role in Cobham being taken private by Advent International, separating the organization into standalone businesses. Before her employment at Cobham, Sarah was a Director at PwC, the professional services firm, where she specialized in the Aerospace and Defense sector, serving high profile FTSE 250 clients.