The perfect team — composed of seasoned professionals with strong leadership.
Jim Hartney, CEO
Jim is the current President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Alpha-Omega Change Engineering, Inc. (AOCE). He has been a senior leader and commander within the Air Force where he served for 26 years retiring in 2001. He also served as member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service at the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2003 through 2009, where he was responsible for developing, integrating and delivering the Agency’s financial programs. He served as Senior Operations Officer in NSOC directing the daily execution of NSA’s mission set on behalf of the Director. He also worked to integrate the newly built Cryptologic Centers in Hawaii, Texas, Georgia and Colorado, driving them to bring on new technologies in performance of their missions.
Jim is a former fighter pilot with over 5,500 hours flight time who has led his squadron and groups in combat. In his Air Force career, he performed as the Pacific Air Forces F-15 Aerial Demonstration pilot, as Mission Commander for combat missions in Iraq, and as an instructor pilot in three different aircraft. During his time as an operations officer and squadron commander, his units won the Hughes Trophy as the best air superiority squadrons in the Air Force. Jim served as an Executive Assistant to then CINCPAC, Admiral Charles Larson.
As a group commander and the AFCENT Chief, Operations and Plans (A3/5) he served as CAOC Director for several contingencies including DESERT THUNDER and DESERT FOX. He developed and delivered to Commander, Central Command (CENTCOM) the first Joint Fires Concept of Operations (CONOPS). Jim’s last assignment in the Air Force was as Chief, Program Integration Division at the Pentagon, the Air Force’s Engine Room where he delivered two Program Objective Memoranda which were lauded by Office of the Secretary of Defense overseers as the “most balanced in years.”
Jim enjoys flying his Diamond DA-40, reading nonfiction, gardening and competing in triathlons with his two daughters. He is married to the former Ardis Crossman, and they are enjoying their first grandchild, Jack.
Jeff Leeper, COO
Jeff is from Lewistown, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Phillips University. Jeff served for more than 20 years in the U.S. Air Force in numerous assignments, primarily involving the F-15C and the weapons associated with the aircraft. Key assignments included combat flying operations based in Southwest Asia, an operations officer position in the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) Weapons Systems Evaluation Program (WSEP), a headquarters staff tour working fighter aircraft requirements development, and a command assignment at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School.
Following his retirement from the Air Force, Jeff flew various aircraft as a commercial pilot for United Air Lines, and subsequently became a Senior Analyst for BMH Associates. He joined Raytheon in 2005 as Business Development Manager for Joint Forces Command and U.S. Air Force Programs. He provided support to customers at U. S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) and Headquarters Air Combat Command (ACC). Additionally, he served as the President for the Greater Hampton Roads Chapter of the NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association). In 2011 he relocated to Middletown, Ct and joined Kaman Precision Products. In this role he led all aspects of the business development and program management functions, developing and executing strategic plans to win new business and market share. He initiated teaming relationships and strategies for opportunities.
In September 2014, he moved back to Williamsburg, Va and became a partner/owner of AOCE, a Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business dealing in Services, primarily to DoD agencies. In the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), he oversees all aspects of the daily operation of a $114M company specializing in aircrew training, engineering services, staffing support, and performance improvement.
Bill Davis, CFO
Bill Davis – Bill is the Chief Financial Officer for Alpha-Omega Change Engineering. He graduated first in his class from the Air Force Academy with a triple major in Electrical Engineering, Economics, and Management. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Management from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he was recognized as an Edward W. Carter Fellow for Academic Achievement.
Bill is a former fighter pilot, logging over 2,500 hours in the T-37, T-38, and F-15, and serving in multiple senior staff and leadership positions. He was the first Chief of Counternarcotics Operations for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, developing original procedures for coordination with DEA, US Customs Service, and the FAA. He was a member of the Air Force Chief of Staff’s (CSAF) Operations Group, providing policy proposals and studies of force structure and organization. He drafted speeches, articles, briefings, and congressional testimony for the CSAF. He commanded the 1st Operations Group, an 1,800 person organization generating worldwide tactical fighter combat missions for air superiority. He was also the Special Assistant for Long-Range Planning for Air Combat Command (ACC), the largest major command in the Air Force. He was a senior advisor to the ACC Vice Commander to analyze future environments, identify core competencies, and recommend investment strategies.
Following his 22-year Air Force career, Bill flew as a pilot for United Airlines, flying both Boeing and Airbus aircraft, and pushing his total flight time to over 17,000 hours. Based primarily in Washington DC, he served as the Chairman of the Retirement and Insurance (R&I) Committee for Council 11 of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) for over 13 years. In that capacity, he advised over 1,200 United pilots on their R&I benefits and investment strategies. Upon retirement, ALPA named him as the 2016 Brodigan-Forsythe Award winner for most significant career contributions to his fellow pilots.
Bill is married to Annette and they have 3 children and 8 grandchildren (soon to be 9). In his spare time Bill enjoys flying his Cherokee Six to visit his grandchildren.