Born on 1 July 1952 in Pennsylvania as the son of a US Marine veteran and US Navy Chaplain, Lieutenant General Hummer retired from the US Marine Corps on 1 Aug 2015 after 41 years of active service. After enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1970, service as a Crypto-Tech, and an honorable discharge as a sergeant in 1973, Lieutenant General Hummer was commissioned following graduation from Albright College, PA, in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psycho-Biology.
His assignments in the operating forces included: Rifle Platoon Commander and Company Commander with 3d Battalion, 3d Marines and 1st Battalion, 1st Marines; OIC, 1st Marines Regimental Enhanced Training Section, 1st Marine Division; Operations Officer, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), III Marine Expeditionary Force; Officer-In-Charge, Special Operations Training Group, III MEF; Commanding Officer, Battalion Landing Team 1/1 under 13th MEU(SOC) and 15th MEU(SOC); Commanding Officers, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV; Chief of Staff, Joint Special Operations Command; Director of Operations (J-3), US Forces-Iraq; and Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations, US Africa Command. Lieutenant General Hummer participated in combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Supporting establishment duties included: Registrar, Marine Corps Institute; Ceremonial Rifle Company Commander, Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C; Department Head, Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific; Commanding General, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, and Deputy Commander, Marine Forces Pacific; Chief of Staff, US Special Operations Command; Assistant Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations, Headquarters Marine Corps; Deputy Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command; and Commander, Marine Corps Forces Reserve and Marine Corps Forces North.
Lieutenant General Hummer is a graduate of The Basic School, Officers Infantry Course, Amphibious Warfare School, Command and Staff College, and School of Advanced Warfighting within the Marine Corps University; and earned a master’s degree in International Security Studies from the Air War College.
His decorations include: Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal w/ 3 palms, Legion of Merit w/ Combat “V” and 2 gold stars, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 2 gold stars, Good Conduct Medal, and other personal awards and decorations.
Lieutenant General Hummer and his wife, Sheri, have a son, David, daughter-in-law, Stephanie, and grandson, Jaxson.
Dr. Joel Burcham, PhD, PMP, is a subject matter expert for CIC. Dr. Burcham has over 15 years of technology development, innovative research, project leadership and commercial experience. He is an innovative leader with demonstrated success converting leading edge technologies to commercial applications. He is a multi-faceted subject matter expert in image processing, biometrics, information technology, and aerospace.
Dr. Burcham has over 11 years in research and development supporting NASA and the US military. He led both functional and project teams in the development of innovative solutions on projects in excess of $5 million. Examples include algorithms demonstrating successful autonomous spacecraft docking and an on-the-go facial recognition product.
He also maintains a Project Management Professional certificate through the Project Management Institute. His projects range from target tracking from missiles, UAVs, and spacecraft to biometrics for the military. He has invented several image processing algorithms and products over his career. Dr. Burcham has several patents pending in biometrics and image processing, as well as numerous inventions maintained as trade secrets.
Dr. Burcham holds a Bachelor of Arts in the German language and several degrees in Physics, including a Doctorate in Physics from Clemson University.
CIC Technologies (CIC) is a full-service technology company which the capability and expertise that meet or exceed industry standards. We offer a highly skilled and reliable source of engineering, and proven technical solutions. Our goal is to assist our clients to realize their vision, both in the private and public sectors. CIC has the expertise and dedication to bring cutting edge solution based technology to life, providing our clients the opportunity to maximize their integration.
CIC has expanded business operations in the areas of biometrics authentication solutions and products that provide security enhancement. Biometrics consists of methods for uniquely recognizing humans based upon one or more intrinsic physical or behavioral traits, such as face, fingerprint, or iris. Identity theft, the need for increased security, and increasing abuse of access systems are some reasons why this field is seeing a 19% per year growth.
Sean Ryan is the CEO of CIC Technologies (CIC), responsible for daily operations, sales, project management, and development of new products. In addition, Sean oversees investor relations and business development activities for the Company. CIC is responsible for the development of a long range facial recognition system Eye on the Go, and Virtual Door which combines an access card with biometric capabilities.
Prior to founding CIC, Sean was the principal of S.R. Networking, a network cabling company responsible for the tele/data and fiber optic lines for projects with Chevron, ABB, Morris County Court system, and Sussex County Courty System. He also worked in project management for Verizon Wireless, leading the Blown Fiber Back Bone installation for the Verizon headquarters which spanned over 1.2 million square feet of work space and managing the installation of the Verizon Data Center in Orangeburg, NY.
Over the last 6 years, Sean has developed relationships with the US Marine Corps, the Office of the Secretary of Defense as well as other government agencies. He has also served as the lead point of contact for merging German and US technologies for security purposes for the Department of Defense.
Sean also worked with a German security research organization, Optotransmitter Umweltschutz Technologie (OUT), bringing cutting edge products from their members to the United States.
Raymond F. Geoffroy was a member of the Senior Executive Service and the former Assistant Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations and the Director, Security Division at Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps. He was responsible for providing direction, supervising development, articulating emerging concepts, and advocating Marine Corps capabilities for all issues pertaining to Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection, Marine Corps Security Forces, Marine Security Guards, Military Police, Homeland Defense, Mission Assurance, Physical Security and Law Enforcement, Counterdrug Support, Nonlethal Weapons, and Military Support to Civil Authorities for complex catastrophes.
Mr. Geoffroy served the Marine Corps for 44 years, over 20 years as an infantry officer in command and staff positions to include Platoon Commander, Company Commander, Aircraft Group Logistics Officer and Assistant Operations Officer, Battalion Executive Officer and Regiment Operations Officer. As a Senior Executive, Mr. Geoffroy was awarded the Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award and the Department of the Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award. Mr. Geoffroy’s education includes a BA in Political Science; a MS in Education; and a MS in National Security Strategy from the National War College.
Mr. Geoffroy retired from federal service in October 2014. He serves on the Board of Directors of Homeland Security Solutions Incorporated and on the Board of Advisors for RedGuard/Cover Six, LLC. He resides in Wichita, KS.