Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient) has appointed Colonel James Hetherington as Director of Middle East Operations.
“The addition of Jim to our international training team is an important milestone in our expanding support to the USAF,” says Bill Parker, COO of Salient. “His leadership and strong relationships in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the Royal Saudi Air Force, Royal Saudi Land Force, and Saudi Arabian National Guard are critical to the demanding mission needs of the U.S. Department of Defense. We are proud to have Jim on board and look forward to the immediate contribution he will bring to benefit our customers.”
In his new role, Hetherington will lead Salient’s Saudi business office and manage the company’s current International Training Organization that supports U.S. Air Force foreign military sales managing multiple programs supporting the Royal Saudi Air Force.
Hetherington is a U.S. Air Force (USAF) veteran with more than 26 years of active duty experience in international relations, policy, operations, planning, budget, and intelligence. Prior, Hetherington was the Secretary of Defense’s military advisor to the US Ambassador and his staff, and was responsible for the execution of DoD policy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of Federal IT, training and engineering solutions enabling government and industry to respond quickly to new or surge mission requirements with exactly the right people, skills, expertise, and technical solutions.