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Rear Admiral Jay Bynum, USN (Ret.)

Jay is a retired Navy Rear Admiral with over three decades of operational leadership, government finance, data analytics, and congressional relations experience. He has served as the Navy enterprise lead for strategic planning & investment, operational analysis, as well as data analytics & knowledge management. Jay has commanded the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT aircraft carrier strike group and led the Naval Aviation Training enterprise.

As an experienced lead consultant, Jay has provided marketing and business development strategies for the Defense sector, leveraging his leadership experience and skills including government relations, strategy, Defense financial management & budget development processes, all-domain warfighting concepts, analysis & assessment, knowledge management, and decision support.

Jay’s skills and expertise extend beyond the military and defense sectors, including organizational change and process improvement, program management, analytics and data management, joint warfighting concepts and requirements, training & simulation (including VR, AR, and XR technologies), leader and personnel development, and decision science & decision support.

Throughout his career, Jay has held various executive roles, including President of Bynum & Bynum Consultants, LLC, Lead Consultant for mid-sized Defense engineering and manufacturing companies, and Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. He has also held positions at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in Washington, D.C., and served as a Military Legislative Assistant/Confrere for the Staff of United States Senator John S. McCain III, (R) AZ.

Jay earned his Bachelor of Arts in Management of Information Systems from the University of Oklahoma, completed the Capitol Hill Fellow program at Georgetown University, and received executive education from the Harvard Kennedy School, the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, and the Naval Post Graduate School.