Mr. Vernau is a retired U.S. Army officer with more than 30 years of active duty and civilian experience with government civilian and military clients providing program management, operational planning and strategic analysis. Mr. Vernau is a proven contributor to enterprise-wide success through expertise in policy and strategy development, operations excellence and continuous improvement. Mr. Vernau is focused on advanced engineering technologies including automation, robotics, manufacturing and beneficial re-use programs.
Mr. Vernau supports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Marine Design Center and the Vicksburg District in the design, manufacture, and testing of the ARMOR1 prototype automated mat sinking system. In addition, Mr. Vernau leads efforts to support the Memphis District, Regional Channel Improvement Office in improving operational efficiency across the entire revetment program. Previously, Mr. Vernau supported Air Force and Army Public-Private and Public-Public Partnerships (P3/P4) programs focused on mission readiness, sustainability, and community engagement. Mr. Vernau has extensive experience engaging senior domestic and foreign government officials, representing the United States government in bilateral and multilateral negotiations, and developing and implementing international security agreements.
Mr. Vernau excels at strategy development and program management, defense planning, operations, logistics, infrastructure development, and strategic analysis, and has led discussions involving the National Security Council, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, Department of State, the intelligence community, and other government agencies.
Mr. Vernau has an MA in Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy.