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Monday, January 9, 2012

Salient Federal Solutions Deepens Training Leadership Team

Retired U.S. Air Force Officer and Chief Master Sergeant Bring Depth and Experience to Company’s Aviation and Logistics Training Programs

FAIRFAX, VA and SAN ANTONIO, TX – January 9, 2012 - Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient), a leading provider of information technology, engineering, and intelligence analytic services to agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security and cyber domains, today announces that retired U.S.  Air Force Lt. Col. Jim Mullin and retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. James Perdue have joined the company under the Responsive Mission Support Solutions (RMSS) business unit, which provides government agencies with certified instructors who are proven performers on a platform and scientifically assured to conduct in-person or distance-based learning.

Mullin will serve as a program manager for Salient’s aviation and logistics training programs, supervising program management and technical support, as well as supporting capture and proposal development. Perdue will serve as a project coordinator responsible for the development and management of client relationships. He will also serve as a liaison with government agencies and offices in contract execution and follow-on efforts.  

“Our military workforce is among the most well-trained and best in the world,” says Linda Harris, senior vice president of Salient. “With the addition of Jim and James to our training leadership team, we are working to ensure that we provide the Air Force the most effective curriculum, featuring the information that is most pertinent right now in serving and protecting our country.”

Mullin comes to Salient with a broad range of expertise in aircraft maintenance, training, operations, and program management. He has supported F-15s as the deputy maintenance group commander at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan; as the commander of the 362d Training Squadron at Sheppard Air Force base in Texas; and as the Field Training Detachment commander at Kadena Air Base in Japan. He supported the RSAF AWACS program while assigned to the AWACS System Program Office and 552d Air Control Wing. He has commanded four USAF squadrons during his nearly 28-year career both as an enlisted Airman and USAF officer.

Perdue brings more than 20 years of aircraft maintenance management experience and 30 years of experience maintaining the precise avionics subsystems for aircraft. His most recent assignment spanned three years as the Chief Enlisted Manager, 362d Training Squadron, Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas. In that capacity, Perdue supervised all aspects of training management and evaluation for more than 250 USAF tactical aircraft maintenance instructors providing training on the F-15 and every other aircraft in the USAF inventory. He has been involved in multiple deployments worldwide, including in the Middle East.

“By integrating our Mission Impact Diagnostic with our Talent Operations Methodology, Salient engineers outstanding achievement instead of just performance,” says Bill Parker, Salient COO.  “For training, space, and environmental initiatives we provide people who are precisely qualified to help agencies define success—and then deliver it.”

Mullin and Perdue will be on hand at the upcoming Air Education and Training Command (AETC) Symposium, an annual event focused on current and future environments of recruiting, training and educating Airmen. The event takes place January 12 to 13, 2012, in El Paso, Texas. Salient will exhibit at booth #528.
About Salient Federal Solutions: Salient Federal Solutions is a leading provider of federal IT, engineering and analytic services that enable government and industry to respond quickly to new or surge mission requirements with exactly the right people, skills, expertise and technical solutions. The company works to accelerate mission impact by delivering highly adaptable technology services, engineering solutions and domain expertise that enable customers to rapidly meet the pressing requirements of today, while anticipating tomorrow's evolving challenges. Salient is headquartered in Fairfax, Va., with offices in Colorado Springs, Orlando, San Diego and Tampa. More information is available at 

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Kari Walker
For Salient Federal Solutions

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