Mr. Thackston formerly worked in Charleston at the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. He has been involved in the local private Defense infrastructure in Charleston, actively supporting the Charleston Defense Contractors Association and the Armed Forces Communications Electronic Association.
Thackston has over 30 years of experience in the aerospace and technical consulting industry specializing in research and development of military systems, particularly electronics and missile systems, program management, engineering development, proposal management, business operations, business development, and R&D flight testing. This experience included positions ranging from large aerospace corporations to smaller engineering and management consulting firms.
Locally, as one of Booz Allen’s Navy-Marine Corps market leads for the Charleston area, Mr. Thackston focused on providing technical and management consulting support to SPAWAR System Center, Atlantic in the areas of Information Assurance, system engineering, mission engineering, system architectures, and program management
Bruce has a B.S in Mathematics from The Citadel and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso. He is a retired US Army officer with 21 years of service.