Weldon hired by Defense Solutions
Here is the press release:
Former Congressman Curt Weldon Appointed Chief Strategic Officer for Defense Solutions
Defense Solutions, LLC announced today the appointment of former 10-term US Congressman Curt Weldon as the company's Chief Strategic Officer. Congressman Weldon is the former Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and Vice Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.
February 6, 2007 -- Defense Solutions, LLC announced the appointment of former 10-term US Congressman Curt Weldon as Chief Strategic Officer to implement the company's vision of becoming the leading provider of professional services and products to the international defense and homeland security markets.
At the time of his retirement from Congress last month, Mr. Weldon was serving as Vice Chairman of the Armed Services Committee; Vice Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee; and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Land and Air Forces. Earlier, he chaired the Procurement Subcommittee and the Subcommittee on Research and Development for the House Armed Services Committee.
A 10-term Member of the House, Congressman Weldon took leadership roles on a wide variety of issues, ranging from national security to the environment to homeland security. Mr. Weldon is widely recognized as the champion of the fire service and public safety community during his 20 years in Congress.
Shortly after his election to Congress in 1987, Weldon created the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, a congressional organization dedicated to promoting greater awareness about fire and life safety issues among legislators. Similarly, Weldon helped establish the Congressional Fire Services Institute, a non-partisan, non-profit organization serving as a link between Congress and the fire service.
"Congressman Weldon shares our genuine belief that America's armed forces and first responders deserve nothing short of the world's best products and services to protect themselves as they work to accomplish their mission. Curt Weldon knows how our Armed Forces and emergency response communities work and what they need. He has the right combination of military and first responder expertise to lead our growing defense and homeland security practice areas," said Defense Solutions CEO Colonel (US Army, retired) Tim Ringgold. "With Congressman Weldon as a key member and leader of the Defense Solutions team, we look forward to expanding our industry partnerships as well as continuing to develop a strong organization that offers defense and homeland security related programs that are second-to-none," he said.
About Defense Solutions, LLC
Defense Solutions is a leading contracting, program management, consulting and sales company in the military and government marketplaces. The company, headquartered in Exton, PA, has offices in Washington, DC and Miami, FL, with international satellite offices in Israel, Hungary and Colombia. The company's reputation for cost effectiveness, solid execution and results-oriented delivery has led to it successfully representing not only the largest US and international defense contractors, but also those companies with high value security products, technologies and/or services for the military, homeland security organizations and commercial sectors.
CEO Tim Ringgold also had this to say of Weldon:
"That (the investigation) is of no concern to me whatsoever. I have absolute trust that Congressman Weldon did no wrong and that will absolutely come out."
Furthermore, he said, "If there is somebody who thinks he did wrong and doesn’t want to do business with us because of it, I don’t want to do business with them."