Our legacy of success rests on the shoulders of the entire OARS team. Our expertise and drive are integral to every mission we serve.

CDR Robert ‘Sprout’ Proano, USN (Ret.)

Vice President, Operations

A U.S. Naval Academy and Naval War College graduate, Robert served more than two decades in the U.S. Navy. During that time, he logged flight time on nearly every type aircraft in the U.S. Navy’s inventory, including all models of the F-14, F-18B, A-6E, F-5F, S-3B, EA-6B, E-2C, and SH-3H. Robert retired from active duty in 2007 at the rank of Commander as a decorated veteran of the War on Terror and soon after joined OARS as Vice President, Operations.

Bill Schaefer

Chairman of the Board and Interim President

CAPT Ed ‘Cube’ Boullianne, USN (Ret.)

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

LCDR Ryan ‘Murf’ Murphy, USN (Ret.)

Senior Vice President, Operations and Finance

CDR Robert ‘Sprout’ Proano, USN (Ret.)

Vice President, Operations

Col Tony 'Ripper' Nerad, USMC (Ret.)

Director of Marine Corps Programs

Libby Vertz

Director of Communications

Karen Roberts

Director of Business Management

LT John 'Big' Banitt

Chief Pilot

MSgt Ken McNamara, USAF (Ret.)

Chief Flight Engineer