Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
JC Bravo serves as the Chief Executive Officer of SPEAR. He brings 25+ years of military & civilian working experience and leadership to the organization. JC manages and directs SPEAR towards its primary goals and objectives.
JC started his military career in the infantry in the US Marine Corps Reserve in 1985. After working at the prestigious Wall Street Proxy Solicitation firm D.F. King & Co. JC completed his undergraduate studies and subsequently joined the Army National Guard as a logistics officer. His first act of service was in Support Operations for initial efforts at Ground Zero Operations on 9/11/01. He subsequently deployed with the 719th Transportation Company in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I in 2003, and deployed for a second time in 2008 as the Contracting Officer in Charge (OIC) with the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Phoenix VII, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2011, he became the Commander of the 27th Finance Company and ended as the 369th Sustainment Brigade Mobilization Support Officer. JC’s other positions and assignments include Liaison Cell Officer and Assistant Operations Officer, Operation Bright Star in Egypt and Finance Operations in Germany. JC held various key positions at Joint Force Empire Shield in support of the Global War on Terrorism campaign. During Super Storm Sandy in October 2012, JC was selected as the Forward Operating Base Floyd Bennet Field Mayor where he was responsible for providing and maintaining all life support to the base housing up to 5,000 personnel.
For over 6 years, JC has been an integral part of CACI International, a renowned government military contracting company, engaged in a project for the US Army’s, Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army (IPPS-A). IPPS-A is the critical enabler for The Army People Strategy and its transition to a Talent Management system and a data-rich environment.
JC has worked with the USO and the Wounded Warrior Project where he became Peer-to-Peer Counselor to help military and veteran personnel deal with the wounds of war.