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Eddie Peña

Eddie Peña


Eddie has over 20 years of experience in the DOD after serving from Private to Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. As an enlisted Marine and Officer he served in various billets in the Air Defense community from Stinger Missile Gunner to Section Leader and in combat as a Platoon Commander and Battery Executive Officer.

His last nine years have specifically dealt with the Satellite and Wireless Networking domain starting with his time as a Masters Degree candidate at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California. At NPS he served as a project officer with the Center for Network Innovation and Experimentation (CENETIX) Lab (http://cenetix.nps.edu/cenetix/) in support of their Tactical Network Topology Experiments and Marine Interdiction Operation testbed.

While at NPS he attained his Masters degree in Information Technology Management with an emphasis in Network Security and co-authored a Thesis on Voice Biometrics for use in security applications, Iraqi Banking and payment of soldiers and police. During his tour as an acquisitions officer, he served as the SATCOM Team Lead and Project Lead for the Marine Corps’ Support Wide Area Network (SWAN), Wireless Point to Point Link (WPPL) and Commercial Bandwidth programs at Marine Corps Systems Command.

From 2011 to 2014, Eddie serving as the Vice President of Enterprise Network Solutions for Nexagen Networks Inc.  While serving as VP he also served as a senior program manager for various projects providing C4ISR solutions and services to the Marine Corps and the Army.  Two of the most involved projects he oversaw in 2014 dealt with helping the Marine Corps’ VSAT Program (formerly known as SWAN) and the High Bandwidth Special Intelligence – Palletized Terminal (HBSI-PT) become full Programs of Record systems by overseeing their Integrated Logistics Support Efforts.  Additionally he oversaw various smaller, short-fused efforts involving identifying and acquiring C4ISR equipment for various Army units including those from CENTCOM and SOCOM; as well as New Equipment Training development and delivery for General Dynamics in support of the Marine Corps and Hughes in support of the Australian Army.