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Frank H. Akers, Jr., Ph.D.

President and CEO

Oak Ridge Strategies Group, Inc.

Oak Ridge, TN, and Washington, DC

 
Dr. Akers currently serves as the President and CEO of Oak Ridge Strategies Group, Inc. (ORSG), a Small Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVO) company specializing in technology discovery, exploitation of disruptive technologies, customer relationship development, and strategic planning.  In this capacity, he is responsible for identifying and creating strategic alliances and partnerships, both public and private sectors, in support of ORSG’s mission.  Dr. Akers also assesses the current mission and strategic vision for corporations and develops recommendations for future implementation. He also sits as a board member for numerous commercial, business, governmental and charitable organizations. Currently, Dr. Akers is the Chairman of the Army Science Board and Co-Chairs the Mars Science Advisory Council for the Mars, Inc.

 

Prior to founding ORSG, Dr. Akers was Associate Laboratory Director for National Security at ORNL.  In this capacity, he was responsible for managing a focused research and development portfolio that included nonproliferation and threat reduction, arms and export control, homeland security, and counter terrorism technologies for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration and the U.S. Department of Energy.  Dr. Akers also coordinated ORNL activities with the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies with a mission involving national security, homeland security, law enforcement, and public safety. 

 

After retiring as a Brigadier General from the United States Army and prior to joining UT-Battelle, Dr. Akers served as Vice President, Advanced Technologies, for BWXT Y-12, L.L.C., and Lockheed Martin Energy Systems.  In those positions, he had leadership and management responsibilities for business units with a technical focus that included the National Prototype Center, Advanced Computing Technologies (ACT), Advanced Infrastructure Management Technologies (AIMTech), National Security Program Office (NSPO), and Oak Ridge Centers for Manufacturing Technology (ORCMT).

 

During his more than 30 years of distinguished military service, General Akers held numerous prominent positions, including: Chief of Staff for the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg; Assistant Division Commander (Operations), 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations (G‑3), XVIII Airborne Corps during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm; Director of Operations (J‑3), Joint Special Operations Command;  and Chief of Staff, 82d Airborne Division.  Senior-level commands include 2d Battalion, 9th Infantry, 2d Infantry Division, Republic of Korea; 1st  Battalion, 504th  Parachute Infantry and 3d Brigade, 82d Airborne Division.  His multiple combat tours include service in the Republic of Vietnam, Grenada. Panama, Southwest Asia, Haiti, and numerous special operations activities.

 

Dr. Akers is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and Duke University (PhD and MS); he also holds a graduate degree in Military Arts and Sciences and has attended several executive development courses at Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Michigan, and the Center for Creative Leadership.

 
 

Contact Information

1055 Commerce Park Drive

Suite 110

Oak Ridge, TN  37830

akers@orsg.com


 
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Bob Seigle

Vice President

Oak Ridge Strategies Group, Inc.

Oak Ridge, TN and Washington, DC

 
Bob Seigle serves as the Vice President of Oak Ridge Strategies Group, Inc. (ORSG), a Small Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVO) company specializing in technology discovery, exploitation of disruptive technologies, customer relationship development, and strategic planning.   In his position of Vice President, he is responsible for ORSG’s business development and strategic plan.  Bob also holds the position of President of Continental Consulting Group Corporation, a decade old Washington DC based management consulting firm dedicated to business-to-business relationships where client growth is matched to US Government needs. 

 

Prior to developing private commercial interests, Bob was the Director of US Government Programs for Short Brothers USA Inc., a high tech British engineering and manufacturing company where he conducted executive negotiations among and between the US Government and two large, multi-national defense corporations, eventually coordinating their complex international joint venture relationship.

 

With over 20 years experience in the political and commercial markets in Washington, he has a demonstrated track record of successfully acquiring multiple years of research and development funding for both international and domestic business groups preparing to enter the US Government contracting cycle.  Bob has developed government and industrial partnerships for medium and large organizations with a product or service uniquely suited to government funding and support.  His efforts have resulted in over $100 million dollars in international R&D contracts and programs benefiting foreign manufacturers and US commercial activities while resolving technical requirements for the US government. 

 

Bob retired from the US Army as the Chief of Staff of the Army Aviation Center and Flight School after 27 years commanding combat forces in Viet Nam, Grenada, Panama and Southwest Asia.   He experienced the value of fielding new equipment on the battlefield when he deployed the Blackhawk helicopter to its first combat operation in Grenada while commanding the 82nd Combat Aviation Battalion.  Later in command of the XVIIIth Airborne Corps’ Aviation Brigade, he developed the Army requirement for and deployed the Armed OH-58D (Kiowa Warrior) to combat operations in Southwest Asia.

 

He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy (BS in Military Arts and Sciences) and the University of Utah (MS in Business Administration).  He is the coordinating editor for A STUDY OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP, Stackpole, 1976; and he attended the National War College.

 

Contact Information

683 S Washington Street

Alexandria VA 22314

(703) 683-7040

seigle@orsg.com

 


 

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