Archives for March 2013

Trio Sponsors PWC Chamber of Commerce GovCon Industry Day

Trio Consulting was proud to sponsor a portion of this years GovCon Industry Day.  The learning that attendees received from the seminars and the friends and colleagues (old and new) we were able to foster were great.  Our President, David Turner, and our Director of Training, Sam Whitfield, attended the event.  They introduced our good friend Jeff Brown of Pangea Global who gave a great presentation on analyzing business plans, using Google as his example.  The interactions at the expo were tremendous.  Kudos to the Chamber staff for doing such a great job putting on the event in Manassas.  Trio is looking forward to next year’s event.2013 PWC CoC GovCon Industry Day

Semper Fi Marines – Our hearts and prayers are with you.

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This has been a difficult week for our Marine Corps on  the home front.  On Mon, 7 Marines died as a result of a mortar exploding in a training exercise in Nevada.  Last night, 3 Marines from the OCS staff were found shot on board Quantico right here in Trio’s community.  One of them reportedly the shooter.

Losing 10 Marines in one week is a tough hill to climb, but if anyone can climb it, our Marines can.  Trio would like to express our deep sorrow and support for the our brothers and sisters in the Marine Corps as they deal with this difficult time.  Our prayers go up for the family, friends and fellow Marines of those lost this week.

Should it be in your heart to help, click on the globe and anchor for a list of USMC related charities you may consider supporting.



Semper Fi

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Military Warfare

DWM: Recognizing the Changing Face of Warfare

A new Distinguished Warfare Medal (DWM) created by the Secretary of Defense recognizes the contributions of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) pilots and other personnel whose achievements contribute to mission success, but are not directly involved with combat operations.

A memo from the Secretary of Defense announcing the award explained the medal would recognize “extraordinary achievement, not involving acts of valor in combat, directly impacting combat operations or other military operations.”

How Modern Warfare Is Changing
Cyber warfare and UAS warfare have become increasingly important in recent years. The military is increasingly using UASs for support and combat operations and, in fact, purchased more unmanned than manned aircraft, and trained more UAS pilots than manned aircraft pilots, last year. Because of the increasing importance of these relatively new operations to the military, the new medal was necessary, to recognize the unprecedented achievements of personnel involved in these operations, according to officials.

The new award will become available in a few months, but will not be available for actions prior to Sept. 2001. It ranks above the Bronze Star, but below the Distinguished Flying Cross.

The new medal has experienced some controversy, with regard to its precedence in relation to other military awards. Some veterans groups have criticized the medal’s precedence, saying that medals earned for risking life and limb in direct combat should carry more weight than medals earned for indirect contributions to the success of the military. Other commentators have remarked that the medal is the byproduct of the “everyone gets an award” mentality of modern American society.

Nevertheless, military officials have stood their ground on the medal’s precedence, reasoning that extraordinary achievement that contributes to the success of combat operations, especially when these achievements eliminate enemy threats, deserve a distinctive honor.

According to military experts, the new medal may be the beginning of efforts to provide personnel in vital, but underappreciated, roles — such as cyber warfare and acquisitions, among other vital fields — the recognition they need to advance their careers and achieve the promotions that their colleagues in more glamorous areas of the military routinely receive.

For military personnel serving in a variety of important roles, including acquisitions and cyber warfare, honors and promotion are needed to help draw the best and brightest to these fields. Without these incentives, highly qualified personnel in these fields may choose other career paths in the military, which are more likely to provide them with the advancement that their ambition and talents deserve.

Trio Consulting Joins Govcon League

Lake Ridge, VA — (SBWIRE) — 03/05/2013 — Trio Consulting LLC, a Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Certified Equivalent Provider (CEP), has accepted the invitation to join the GovCon League (GCL). The GCL is an elite membership association of government contractors who promote, share and combine their companies’ talents and capabilities to support and retain clients. GCL also serves as a one-stop-shop for government contractors, seeking to grow their business and find outstanding team partners.

As the newest member of the GCL, Trio Consulting is already taking an active role in the association, having attended the February 14 symposium on expanding business into the commercial space. Trio Consulting will also serve as the host, of the April GCL event on doing business internationally, in their new Lake Ridge, VA facility. These information-sharing events are designed to combine GCL members’ strengths, abilities and qualifications to better serve government clients.

“We are honored to be included in this group of exceptional government contractors,” said David Turner, President/CEO and Chairman of the Board at Trio Consulting. “The ability to have pre-qualified team partners that are the best in the industry will help us to greatly reduce expenses and improve the value of the proposals we provide our clients.”

Trio Consulting is a DAU CEP delivering defense acquisition training, including PMI and SEI continuing education in PM, Acq, Sys Engr, Log, and finance. Trio’s consulting business compliments the complete defense capability life cycle, with an emphasis on business strategy consulting and capability leadership support. Trio’s knowledgeable consultants have years of experience in the defense capability development and acquisition industry and offer students guidance, in supporting and consulting with business executives during challenges and strategic planning phases. Trio’s clients learn to recognize their defense capability development and acquisitions limitations and discover new ways to reach their goals.

For additional information about Trio Consulting and GCL, visit or call  (571)267-1445.

About Trio Consulting LLC
Trio offers the full range of capability development functions – with a full life cycle perspective. Trio is a DAU Certified Equivalent Provider. All courses are reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE) and Curriculum Training Solutions (CTS) before being certified by DAU and reflect the training requirement for which students receive DAU credit towards various DAWIA certifications.

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