Stephen Town

CIVILIAN SERVICE:
2018— President, Rose Town Consulting, Tokyo Japan
2015—2018 Managing Director, Raytheon International Inc. Japan
2012 – 2015 Managing Director, Integrated Defense Systems, Tokyo Office
2001 – 2004 US Marine Forces Japan, Okinawa, Dep Asst Ch of Staff, G5 – GS-14
1997 – 2001 Security Liaison Det, 500th MI Group, Tokyo, Japan, LNO – GS-12
1992 – 1997 17th Area Support Group, Camp Zama, Japan, Com Rel Off – GS-12

MILITARY SERVICE:
2006 – 2012 94th Army Air and Missile Def Cmd (Fwd), Yokota AB, Japan (Active)
2004 –2005 United States Embassy, Tokyo, Japan – Army Attaché (Active)
2003 – 2004 United States Embassy, Tokyo, Japan – Army Attaché (Reserve)
1998 – 2003 US Forces Japan, Yokota AB, Japan – Deputy J5, Intl Affairs Off (R)
1995 – 1998 US Army Japan, Camp Zama, Japan – G3, Operations Officer (R)
1992 – 1995 US Army Japan, Camp Zama, Japan – G5, Pol-Mil Officer (Reserve)
1990 – 1992 US Army Japan, Camp Zama, Japan – Foreign Area Officer Training
1986 – 1987 US Army Air Def Sch, School Brigade, Ft Bliss, TX, HHB, Commander
1985 – 1986 Directorate Training and Doctrine, Ft Bliss, TX, Foreign Mil Sales Off
1982 – 1984 ADA Special Weapons Det, Vorden, Germany, Team Commander
1981 – 1982 ADA Special Weapons Det, Schoppingen, Germany, Asst Tm Cdr

CIVILIAN EDUCATION:

Wheaton College Wheaton, Illinois 1980 BA, Economics
Wheaton College Wheaton, Illinois 1980 BA, Theology
University of Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii 1990 Japanese Studies

MILITARY EDUCATION:
Air Defense Officers Course, Ft Bliss, Texas, 1980
Airborne School, Ft Benning, Georgia, 1981
Ranger School, Ft Benning, Georgia, 1981
Air Defense Officer Advanced Course, Ft Bliss, Texas, 1984
Defense Institute of Security Asst Mgt Course, Wright-Pat, AB, Ohio, 1986
Combined Arms Service Staff School, Ft Leavenworth, Kansas, 1987
Defense Language Institute (Japanese), Monterey, California, 1988
Foreign Service Institute (Japanese), Yokohama, Japan, 1991
Command General Staff College, Ft Leavenworth, Kansas, 1996
Reserve Joint Military Attaché School, Washington, D.C., 2003

MILITARY AWARDS:
Defense Superior Service Medal Defense Meritorious Service Medal Meritorious Service Medal Army Achievement Medal National Defense Service Medal Armed Forces Reserve Medal Army Service Ribbon Overseas Service Ribbon w/2 Superior Civilian Service Award Global War on Terror Srvice Medal
Army Reserve Completion Overseas Training Ribbon w/9

James Angelus

One of four sons of an USAF pilot and aeronautical engineer assigned to Aerojet General, now Aerojet Rocketdyne, and Space Systems Division, now Space and Missile Systems Center near Los Angeles.  Angelus was born an identical twin at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and lived in six countries and ten American states.

He attended Appalachian State University in North Carolina and Mesa College in California, completed studies at the University of New Mexico in International Relations in 1985.

Angelus has been involved in security and defense policies throughout his career as journalist, consultant and global business development specialist. He was a producer for Radio America in Washington D.C on geopolitical issues in 1986, and he produced the first Spanish-language news program for Gannett’s USA Today.  Thereafter he co-founded Panamerica Inc. with former Ambassador of Panama to the U.S., Juan Sosa, followed by a National Forum Foundation assignment to Polish National Television in Kraków in 1992.

In 1996 he founded USI Capital Corporation in Washington D.C. to focus on energy and security in the former Soviet bloc. Subsidiaries he established in Poland and Romania consulted for the hydrocarbon industry and published monthly local-language magazines while organizing international conferences featuring key corporate and government officials.

In the last decade Angelus engaged in reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, based in the UAE, facilitating teaming arrangements between local firms and foreign partners. In 2008 he was the architect of the “Athens Summit – Global Climate and Energy Security” in Greece in association with the Andreas Papandreou family.

In Saudi Arabia he facilitated joint venture introductions for infrastructure projects in 2009 on behalf of Al-Khodari Sons company. He also laid the foundation in 2010 for the Pan-Africa New Community Development Initiative (PAN-CDI) based on affordable housing in association with the family of President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi.

In 2012 Angelus co-organized the Independent Refineries China Summit in Qingdao in its first campaign to attract foreign speakers and international sponsors such as the World Refining Association. He was speaker on several other occasions — the Iraq Reconstruction Conference in Jordan in 2005, Global Arab Business in the UAE in 2011, and Downstream Asia in Singapore in 2012.

Angelus established Japan Associates to assist in the development of Japan’s defense industrial base in concert with Admiral Zumwalt Associates in Washington DC, to facilitate collaboration between Japanese companies and foreign partners.

Bernice Glenn Kissinger

Bernice Glenn Kissinger’s main mission is to expand US-Japan-Australia and other Allied Nations’ tech collaboration, strategy and industrial bases. Her expertise is outreach for rapid contracting programs and acquisition policy implementation by the private sector in innovation.

Co-founded Pacific Impact Zone to develop suites of technologies and analyses, immersive technology showcases and demos, and custom breakthrough experiences addressing innovation, technology transition and mission alignment. Clients and projects include dual-use technology programs for Toyota, US Department of Defense, US Department of Commerce, Korea Government Administration & Home Affairs, and federally funded research laboratories.

Bernice has led economic development organizations and programs in Hawaii and Kentucky, and other technology and regional initiatives in the Midwest.

Beginning in 2015, Bernice specialized in technology scouting and government acquisition community engagement with end-users as a leader in Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Consortium Management organizations. She served as Senior VP, Strategic Partnerships of NSTXL from 2017-2020 developing strategic partnerships with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Academia, and Innovators in Change Management to rapidly field solutions for the U.S. military and other national security stakeholders.

In 2021, she co-founded Pacific Impact Zone, and a consortium of five regional mission accelerators funded via the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act.

In 2023, she helped to build a new OTA and innovation acceleration model to rapidly prospect, vet and fund state-of-art technologies in alignment with warfighter needs. She is Executive Vice President and Chief Outreach & Engagement Office of Tech Accelerator, selected to manage several OTA Consortia.

Ms. Bernice was Vice Chairman for High Technology Innovation Corporation in Honolulu and also served as Director for Northeast Asia Forum which developed and implemented training programs for government agencies in the Northeast Asia. Designated as International Research Manager for the Republic of Korea, Ministry of Government Administration & Home Affairs and Executive Director of Oahu Economic Development Board 1995-2002.

Based in Tokyo with Nippon Motorola from 1989-2004 where she was responsible for bridging strategic planning with human resources, she also represented the Commonwealth of Kentucky to support Toyota Motor Corporation from 1985-1989.

Ms. Bernice attended Princeton University 1979-1983, BA. magna cum laude, East Asia Studies, Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and NCI National Charrette System Program in 2011.

Robert Morrissey

Bob is currently head of Japan Defense and Aerospace and Consulting Services (JDACS), assisting domestic and international companies in Japan and the Indo-Pacific region.

Previously Bob was the senior executive representing Raytheon in Japan, responsible for Raytheon’s strategic relationships with customers and industrial partners in country, also responsible for coordinating Raytheon’s business unit executives across the company to develop and maintain a one-Raytheon approach to business in Japan. Raytheon International, Inc. (RII), Raytheon’s central resource for entering the global market at that time, identified opportunities and provided solutions to its international customers.

Prior to this role, Bob worked for the Japan Patriot Program as the Systems Engineering and Software Solutions Manager as well as the business area chief engineer for the Japan Patriot Program. In that role he was responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the Japan Patriot program, including Systems Engineering, Integration, System Software, Production and production testing and proposal review. Bob was also responsible for the Japan Patriot business development as the capture lead, working with the major players in Japan industry and government, as well as the key US defense organizations and agencies responsible for the international defense market.

Bob spent 24 years in Japan in various roles and responsibilities supporting US and Japanese defense industry.  Mr. Morrissey worked at Raytheon for 39 years before retiring in 2021. He holds a BSEE from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a major study in microwave engineering.

Jeffrey Bloom

Jeffrey A. Bloom is the President of Bloom Pacific LLC, offering consulting services to companies engaged in international trade in defense and aerospace equipment, components, and technology, particularly with Japan. Mr. Bloom has 20 years of U.S. government experience in international defense sales and collaboration on defense technology. He can provide insight into U.S. Department of Defense acquisition trends and the “Washington D.C.” view of the ever changing international defense market. He has extensive contacts in Government and industry, and can serve as a Washington presence for clients without a defense oriented office in D.C. From his 20-year career as a U.S. Navy Aviator he has the experience and credibility of having operated tactical aircraft, missiles, and other defense and aerospace systems.

Mr. Bloom, recently retired from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, OUSD (AT&L) where he served as the Country Director for Japan, in the International Cooperation (IC) directorate from March of 2000. He held the Pacific Team Lead, as well as the Taiwan, China, and Latin America portfolios during portions of his sixteen years as a Department of Defense civilian. He was the principle advisor to the Department on Japan, Taiwan, and Latin America matters relating to defense technology, equipment, equipment sustainment and armaments cooperation. He was responsible for establishing international armaments cooperation policy, ensuring that policy is properly implemented, and engaging to achieve closer cooperation. Mr. Bloom directed the activities of the U.S.-Japan Systems and Technology Forum (S&TF), chaired by the Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L), and subordinate groups. He co-chaired the U.S.-Japan (S&TF) Technology Group. He directed the activities of the U.S.-Taiwan Defense Armaments Cooperation and Exchange Forum.

In previous assignment as a U.S. Navy Commander, Mr. Bloom served as the Japan Country Director in the Navy International Programs Office 1996 to 2000, where he was responsible for managing foreign military sales of U.S. Navy equipment to Japan. He had two Navy tours in Japan; 1994-1996 in Yokosuka with Seventh Fleet Staff, and 1992-1994 as Tactics and Operations Officer with an A-6 Squadron forward deployed to Atsugi. His Navy career included combat missions over Lebanon, Grenada, and Iraq, and over 600 carrier landings.

Mr. Bloom holds a Master of Arts in Asian Studies and Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, a Master of Public Administration from Troy State University, and completed the U.S. Navy War College curriculum. Mr. Bloom resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife Anne Welch Bloom and three sons. Mr. Bloom’s activities include playing and coaching ice hockey, church choir, and home improvement.