SDS was founded by Reginald Gillis, a former U.S. Army Strategist, Planner, and Aviator. His extensive network in the U.S. federal government led to the formation of SDS at the recommendation of numerous Senior Executive Service and General/Flag officers during the later part of nearly 27 years of federal service.
His final military position as Chief of Plans, Strategy, Plans and Policy Directorate of U.S. Central Command led to countless exchanges with the most senior officials of U.S. and international governments during the strategic planning for 23 countries in the Middle East and Central Asia, including operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
He has extensive experience in the Washington, DC area, working closely at the highest levels of federal government and the private sector:
Pentagon - Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, and Chief of Staff Army; White House - National Security Council; Department of State and other departments and agencies; Congress; and academia and think tanks. While in the military, he specialized in European affairs and NATO. He is a retired U.S. Army Colonel with multiple combat tours as an attack helicopter pilot and strategic planner, and a graduate of the United States Military Academy (BS General Engineering), University of Dayton (MS Engineering Management), and National Defense University (MS National Security Strategy).
Reginald R. Gillis II serves as President of SDS. He has extensive experience in testing, collection processes, and evaluation of security equipment for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. His accomplishments are most notable for increasing business efficiencies in the government and private sectors.
As the President of SDS, he has implemented an effective organizational infrastructure to ensure strong management of the Company while promoting high efficiency in the handling of client accounts. In addition, he has been responsible for locating and recruiting several highly-qualified consultants for SDS, helping the Company to reach its goal for expansion in 2011.
He is a graduate of George Mason University (BA Psychology) and is a candidate at Liberty University (MS Management).