Keynotes

General Stephen T. Sargeant, The Marvin Group

Professional Experience
Major General Steve Sargeant, USAF (Ret.) is the CEO of Marvin Test Solutions having joined the company in June of 2012 after retiring from the USAF with the rank of Major General. Steve also serves as the Vice President of Strategic Development for The Marvin Group. With over 20 years of senior executive experience in all aspects of aerospace operations and testing in organizations ranging in size from 200 to 160,000 personnel, Steve is leading Marvin Test Solutions growth and expansion as a world leader in the global milaero and commercial test and measurement industries.

General Sargeant’s focus is to position MTS, a vertically integrated aerospace test and measurement company, as the preferred provider delivering domain expertise and a customercentric approach with longterm, unrivaled support. He is growing the company’s customer base, ranging from the U.S. Armed Forces and their Allies to global aerospace
and manufacturing firms, ensuring the company’s customized test solutions meet customers’ missioncritical requirements.

Previously, he served as commandant of the US Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nevada, and commanded the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, and the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke AFB, Arizona. He served in numerous joint and coalition assignments including deputy chief of staff of Strategy for Combined Joint Task Force 7 and deputy chief of staff, Strategy, Plans, and Assessment for
MultiNational Force Iraq in Baghdad.


A command pilot with over 3,100 flying hours primarily in the A10A and F16A/B/C/D, Sargeant has received dozens of awards and decorations including the Air Force Distinguished Service and Bronze Star Medals, 2006 People to PeopleKorea Outstanding Service Award, and 2009 General Thomas D. White Air Force Space Trophy. He is an experienced public speaker as well as a command pilot with more than 3,100 flying hours. He is a member of BENS, CFR, NDIA, AME, AFA, AUSA, AAAA, ITEA, and the Harvard Alumni Assoc. Steve is passionate about assisting Veterans in their transition back to the private sector and previously served the interim Chairman of the Board for the USO West Region and Chairman of the Board for the Greater Los Angeles (Bob Hope) USO from 2016 until 2020. Today, he serves as a board member for the Military and Veterans Appreciation Trust Foundation.

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Steve Sargeant

Stephen T. Sargeant
Major General, USAF (Ret.)

Chief Executive Officer

Marvin Test Solutions

Vice President, Strategic
Development

Stanley L. Nolen, PLEX Solutions

Professional Experience

Lieutenant Colonel Stan Nolen, USAF (Ret.) is the Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of PLEX Solutions. He began his career in the USAF as an enlisted Intelligence Analyst and was subsequently commissioned as a Cyber Warfare Officer. He served in various roles protecting and serving our country, including cyber, intelligence, ISR, electronic warfare, and Information Operations mission areas. Lt Col Nolen deployed to the Persian Gulf region after 9/11 to provide critical cyber and vulnerability network security support to USCENTCOM. He then did a tour at the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) supporting a premier military unit dedicated to providing worldwide, vital information services and communications to the President, Vice President, and the National Security Staff. Additionally, he led the joint NSA/DISA Blue-Team cyber vulnerability assessments in Baghdad, Iraq. His last assignment was with the 175th USAF Network Warfare Squadron, at Fort Meade MD, where he served as the Director of Operations for an elite offensive cyber warfare unit. His civilian career experiences include cyber security engineering support to numerous UAV weapons, ISR and Special Operations platforms.

Lt Col Nolen was technical leader and cyber operational planner in a highly specialized group providing direct support to the Joint Functional Component Command for Network Warfare (JFCC NW) and was part of the Command when USCYBERCOM was created.

Lt Col Nolen has served as the Chairman of the Air National Guard’s national-level Cyber/IO Weapons and Tactics (WEPTAC) council. He has been a military advisor and Subject Matter Expert providing network defense training and cyber familiarization to NATO partners.

Stan holds an M.S. in Information and Telecommunications from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Business Management from National-Louis University. Stan was previously a member of the AFCEA International Cyber Committee.

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Stanley L. Nolen
Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (Ret.)
Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of PLEX Solutions

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