Admiral Leon A. “Bud” Edney
USN (Ret.), Senior Advisor
Admiral Leon A. “Bud” Edney, a native of Dedham, Massachusetts, is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He also earned a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University.
Designated as a naval aviator, Admiral Edney had a distinguished 38-year Navy career culminating as Vice Chief of Naval Operations responsible to the Chief of Naval Operations for the command of the Navy’s operating forces and the administration of its shore establishment, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic, and ultimately as Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command.
A highly decorated Navy officer, Admiral Edney’s personal awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal with gold star, the Legion of Merit with two gold stars, Distinguished Flying Cross with four gold stars, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Air Medal with gold numeral 8 and bronze numeral 30, Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V, and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with gold star, as well as various campaign and unit awards. During his career, he has accumulated more than 5600 flight hours, flying 340 combat sorties, and made more than 1000 aircraft carrier landings.
William “Bill” Clifford
Prior to joining Epsilon Systems, Mr. Bill Clifford retired as President of BAE Systems Ship Repair, Inc., responsible for managing their seven shipyards. Mr. Clifford has 27 years of experience in the private sector ship repair industry, having served as President of Honolulu Shipyards, Inc., Director of Ships Completion at Bath Iron Works, President and Managing Partner of Pacific Shipyards International in Honolulu and as Vice President of New Construction at Atlantic Marine in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition, Mr. Clifford served with distinction for 20 years in the U.S. Navy including Commanding Officer tours of the USS PAPAGO (ATF 160) and the Shore Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Pearl Harbor, the Pacific Fleet Diving and Salvage Officer and Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California.
Mr. Dwayne Junker has achieved a distinguished career including experience in both military and commercial organizations. He served for over 30 years in the U.S. Navy, rising through the ranks from enlisted sailor to Master Chief Petty Officer and was commissioned to Lieutenant Commander. After retiring from the Navy, Mr. Junker served as President of Radio Frequency (RF) Microsystems. RF Microsystems was sold in 1997 to Advance Communications Systems Services (ACSS) where Mr. Junker was appointed President. While serving as President at ACSS, he engineered the growth of the company to 800 employees and $92 million in annual revenue. Mr. Junker then oversaw the sale of ACSS to Titan Corporation. At Titan, Mr. Junker merged and operated four of Titan’s major acquisitions as a single operating group with revenues over $103 million and 1100 employees. Prior to his role at Epsilon, Mr. Junker served as President of Antin Engineering, Inc., building the company from four to 62 employees within two years and facilitating the successful sale of the company.
RADM Patrick Moneymaker
USN (Ret.), Senior Advisor
RADM Patrick Moneymaker joined Epsilon Systems in 2011. Prior to joining Epsilon Systems, Mr. Moneymaker was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Proxy Aviation Systems, Inc. and Chairman of Anonymizer, Inc. He has also served as the CEO of Kforce Government Holdings and CEO of Ocean Systems Engineering Corporation. He has more than 40 years of experience in building technology systems and services for government and commercial customers.
Mr. Moneymaker had a distinguished Navy career ultimately retiring as a Rear Admiral. As a Navy fighter pilot, he flew 91 combat missions in Vietnam before hostilities ceased in February 1973. He is a graduate of Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) and served in the premier assignment as leader of the elite Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels. He completed his Navy career as Commander of Naval Space Command in September 1998.
He is a native of San Francisco, Calif., where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of San Francisco.
Prior to joining Epsilon Systems, Mr. Mark W. Sopp had a highly successful career as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Leidos Holdings, Inc., a $5+ billion provider of high technology services and solutions in National Security, Health, and Engineering for both government and commercial markets. Mr. Sopp has over 25 years’ of financial leadership experience, having also served as the CFO and EVP of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), taking it public in 2006; SVP, CFO and Treasurer of Titan Corporation; VP and Director of Finance for Titan Systems Corporation; and Director/International Controller at Taylor Made Golf Company. He began his career as a certified public accountant at Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Sopp earned his Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy from New Mexico State University and completed the executive program from The Anderson School at UCLA.
RADM James Taylor
USN (Ret.), Senior Advisor
Prior to joining Epsilon Systems, RADM James Taylor was a Senior Vice President with a defense firm supporting Naval ship maintenance and modernization. He currently serves as a national council member of the American Society of Naval Engineers.
Mr. Taylor served 38 years in the Navy before retiring as a Rear Admiral in 1999. His tours include Shipyard Commander of Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Director of Supportability, Maintenance and Modernization on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV Staff), and the Fleet Maintenance Officer for the Pacific Fleet. Mr. Taylor’s other Navy tours include shipyard assignments, various sea and shore duty assignments, Deputy Director of Industrial Operations at the Naval Sea Systems Command, and Chief Engineer of USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64).