Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Holdings Company, has tapped retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Albert “Buck” Elton for a consultancy role supporting the company’s expanding presence in the defense and intelligence communities.
Elton brings senior leader experience in the U.S. Special Operations Command and a career highlighted as the commanding general of U.S. and NATO Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan, as well as the deputy commanding general of Joint Special Operations Command.
He has commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels, and joint forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and Haiti.
“We are incredibly excited and humbled to have Buck join our company,” said Chris Blahm, Avantus chief growth officer.
“His key leadership roles within Joint Special Operations, Air Force, Inter-agency, partner nations and House/Senate Legislative Affairs bring Avantus a competitive advantage in the areas of DoD/SOF acquisition, Information Operations, and IT Integration and provides great value to our organization as we address many complex challenges the government faces within this area,” he added.