Scott Balmos

President and Chief Executive Officer

Scott S Balmos is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Semper Valens Solutions, Inc. (SVS), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) founded in 2014 and headquartered just outside of San Antonio, TX. He provides strategic direction and is responsible for managing the varied and complex operations of the company. Mr. Balmos holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science from Park University, an Associate of Science in Database Management from San Antonio College, and is a certified Program Management Professional (PMP). Mr. Balmos has nearly three decades of technical and managerial experience in the US Department of Defense (DoD) community.

Mr. Balmos has enjoyed a successful career in this market space since 1994 when he began work as US Reconnaissance Marine performing tactical SIGINT collection on two Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) deployments and as a member of a Special Operations Capable Pacific (SOCPAC) contingency team. In 2000, he worked as a Network Analyst for a Fortune 500 technology company supporting the Tri-Service Infrastructure Management Program Office (TIMPO) before transitioning into software engineering and project leadership supporting the Air Force Cryptologic Group (CPSG) on Lackland AFB, TX. In 2002, Mr. Balmos worked as software engineer with the US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). He held various technical and managerial roles over the next 10 years to include Software and Systems Engineering Lead; Oracle DBA; System Architect; Regional Manager; Product Manager; Deputy Program Manager; and Program Manager. In 2012, Mr. Balmos was promoted to C4ISR Field Support Program Management Office (PMO) Manager and directed a diverse team of 130+ personnel supporting multiple C4ISR programs and platforms, to include Distributed Common Ground Station – Army (DCGS-A), across 35+ locations worldwide.

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Nicholas Brown

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Nicholas Brown joined Semper Valens in 2016 as the Director of Finance. Mr. Brown holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Mr. Brown has several years of financial and managerial experience working for the Department of Defense (DOD) and with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Mr. Brown began his career supporting several large programs for the Department of the Navy as a civilian employee. There he was responsible for budget submissions, appropriation law, and fiscal compliance for the programs he supported. After 5 years of support, he began working for SystemsMadeSimple, a Lockheed Martin company. There he managed the financial operations of a large program with an annual budget of $150 million, which focused on the management of VA data centers. After 2 years, he took over the role of Project Manager for a performance management project which supported The Office of Performance and Analytics (OP&A) within the VA. Mr. Brown currently resides in Austin, TX with his wife and children.

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Chris Robinson

Executive Vice President and Chief Process and Innovation Officer

Chris Robinson is an accomplished executive and disabled Army veteran who has been a vital part of Semper Valens Solutions (SVS) since 2014. Having transitioned through roles as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Delivery Officer, he has recently assumed the position of Chief Process and Innovation Officer (CPIO).

As the CPIO at SVS, Mr. Robinson assumes a crucial and transformative role within the organization. He boosts the company's efficiency by systematically evaluating and restructuring business procedures while fostering a culture that fuels creativity and innovation. Through his leadership in adopting cutting-edge technologies, he not only explores new business opportunities but also sets the stage for growth into new markets by identifying potential sectors and building essential strategic partnerships. A defining aspect of his role is his unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, centered on creating concrete value that augments the worth delivered to both our customers and industry partners. His adept leadership in overseeing changes in current processes and introducing new methodologies ensures a seamless transition within organizational structures to steer well-informed decisions. By synchronizing innovation and process enhancements with SVS’ overarching objectives, he fortifies the firm's competitive positioning in the industry.

Mr. Robinson bridges the gap between operations, growth, and industry, driving continuous growth and innovation within the organization. His extensive expertise and leadership continue to be instrumental in the company's ongoing success and growth, reflecting SVS’s importance on agility, efficiency, and innovation.

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Roger Jenkins

Senior Vice President and Division Manager, Health and Civil

Roger A. Jenkins is a Senior Vice President and Division Manager for the Health and Civil Division within the company. With more than 35 years of military, contract, and government experience in system and software engineering of intelligence, electronic warfare, and business systems, Mr. Jenkins’ expertise and leadership suit him well to provide innovative solutions to Semper Valens' customer challenges and requirements.

Mr. Jenkins’ professional career began in 1988 when he enlisted as an Intercept and Electronic Warfare Tactical Systems Repairer, Military Occupational Specialty 33T. He held varying positions across a number of assignments in Fort Polk, Louisiana; Fort Davis, Panama; and Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Following his Army service, Mr. Jenkins worked as a Field Software Engineer, Site Lead, and Senior Software Engineer at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He then moved to Sierra Vista, Arizona to work as the Rapid Application Development Team Manager, and Business Intelligence Team Manager, providing solutions for CECOM SEC and their customers.

Mr. Jenkins returned to Federal Service in 2009 as a Department of the Army Civilian with the CECOM SEC Intelligence Fusion Systems Division at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, where he held a number of positions, including the Enterprise Architect, Distributed Common Ground System – Army Fixed Project Lead, Software Enterprise Lead, and Intelligence Mission Support Branch Chief.

Mr. Jenkins and his wife of 37+ years, Julie, have three children and seven grandchildren, and live in Forest Grove, Montana with their adopted granddaughter Savannah. Outside of work, Mr. Jenkins enjoys spending time with his family traveling, camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities.

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Bryan Tebo

Senior Vice President and Division Manager, Advanced Missions Division

Bryan Tebo is a Senior Vice President and Division Manager for the Advanced Missions Division for the company. With nearly 40 years of military, and government contract experience in system and software engineering of intelligence, electronic warfare, and business systems; IT Service Management; Training and Operational support, Mr. Tebo’s expertise and leadership suit him well to provide, develop, and operationalize innovative solutions to Semper Valens' customer challenges and requirements.

Mr. Tebo is a 26 year Army Veteran, who served in a variety of Infantry and Intelligence support and leadership positions, around the globe. He culminated his career, with a final assignment at Fort Huachuca, AZ serving as the senior training developer, representing system and user requirements for critical intelligence system acquisition, fielding, training, accreditation and sustainment.

Following his Army service, Mr. Tebo began his contract leadership career asa Deputy Program Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, and Business Unit senior leader. He has provided solutioning, project start-up, and oversight for large and small DoD and commercial contracts specializing in support to DoD and national security customers.

Mr. Tebo and his wife of 35+ years, Stacy, have seven children and three grandchildren, and live in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

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Jason Stojka

Vice President and Division Manager, Innovative Solutions

Jason Stojka is a Vice President and Division Manager for the Innovative Solutions Division. With more than 25 years of military and government contractor experience primarily in Logistics and Program Management, Jason brings a wealth of experience to include numerous combat tours in Middle East and exercises/operations in Pacific Theater while serving as a career Marine Officer. As a Program Manager, he successfully led the Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) Operations Support Contract for 4 years.
At the age of 18, Jason joined the Marine Reserve’s then attended Officer Candidates’ School during college and accepted a commission upon graduation. His duty assignments include: Marine Air Station Cherry Point NC, Marine Recruiting Station Baltimore, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, 4th Marine Corps Recruiting District Harrisburg PA, Camp Pendelton CA, USS Boxer LHD-4, Marine Logistics Base Albany GA, Baghdad Iraq, Dubai United Arab Emirates, and Pentagon Washington DC. Jason holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Towson University. He is also a “Distinguished Graduate” from Marine Corps Command and Staff College. His certifications include Green Belt Six Sigma and George Washington University’s Transformative Leadership in Disruptive Times. Jason’s Marine Corps personal awards include Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with one gold star, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with 4 gold stars. Jason is married to Dr. Serina McEntire and has two teenage daughters. His family enjoys animals as they currently have two Labradors and a rabbit. His personal activities include sightseeing, exercising, and supporting the local community as a member of Mt. Ararat Lodge #44 in Bel Air, MD.


Susan McCathern

Vice President and Director of Security

Susan McCathern is a Vice President and the Director of Security for Semper Valens Solutions Inc. She served 22 years in the United States Army as a Master Logistician before retiring in 1997. She served in Operation Restore Hope (Somalia), performing as the 10th Mountain Division Logistics Sergeant Major (SGM), and supported numerous other real-world operations including those in Iraq, Cuba, and Honduras. In the years following her retirement, Mrs. McCathern worked as an independent contractor forming her company Kress & Associates, and an employed contractor for ManTech and Lockheed Martin. She performed as the Lead for ManTech for the Left Behind Equipment (LBE) Program; supporting CECOM Logistics Support Element (LSE) and the 11th Signal Brigade at Fort Huachuca, AZ. At Lockheed Martin she performed as the Senior Logistics Lead, Project Manager, Operations Managers and Facility Security Officer (FSO).

In addition to her work a government contractor, Mrs. McCathern has devoted numerous volunteer community service hours. She served on the City of Sierra Vista West End Commission for seven years with six years as the Chair. She established the first ever West End Block Party in 2006 which raised over $30,000 for the construction of brick walls depicting the West End of Sierra Vista. Mrs. McCathern is a life-member of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9972 in Sierra Vista, AZ with service as the Club Committee Chair, Public Information Officer, Vice Commander and Senior Commander. She is the present Chair of the Sky Islands NCMS Chapter; NCMS is a professional society of security personnel. Mrs. McCathern has been awarded five Presidential Community Service Awards; three gold awards for over 500 hours, one silver award for over 100 hours and one bronze award for 100 hours. Mrs. McCathern lives in Sierra Vista, AZ with her husband Patrick and has five grandchildren. Her philosophy is Never Forget Where You Came From.

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Rex Pugh

Vice President and Director of Contracts

As a seasoned business professional with over 28 years’ experience, Rex Alexander Pugh has served the past ten years as a Director of Contracts and Procurement for several DoD contractors. In his role, he is responsible for creating and enforcing the policies and procedures between contractors and suppliers for the government defense projects overseen by Semper Valens Solutions.

In pursuit off his education, Mr. Pugh earned a Master’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in Leadership from Marymount University, and holds a Master’s Certificate in Federal Government Contracting from George Washington University. He is also a certified notary in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He additionally is a member of the National Contract Management Association, among his professional affiliations.

Before joining Semper Valens Solutions, Mr. Pugh got his start in the federal government intelligence community before moving to the private sector. He has spent nearly three decades involved in the contracts departments of various government contractors.

Alongside his work with Semper Valens, Mr. Pugh is also involved in purchasing, renovating, and renting residential properties. He currently owns six properties. In his spare time, he enjoys being involved with his church and serving the homeless population in his community.

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