Chris Newton, President and CEO of Global Dimensions Inc., has a successful career in the federal contracting arena as well as a senior enlisted soldier in the United States Army. His military experience instilled in him the values of a soldier, created a strong foundation on which to grow and infused him with a focus and dedication for mission success.
Mr. Newton has many years professional experience in the government arena. An example of this experience includes a previous senior position with a large federal contracting firm where Mr. Newton was crucial in the growth from a small start-up company to a large business. This opportunity involved him in most aspects of the company’s day-to-day operations. Because of his ability to adapt and succeed at any task with exceptional results, he was an integral part of the company’s astronomical growth from $400,000 to $67 million in annual revenue in only three years. As a result, he was catapulted to the upper echelons of executive management. His responsibilities included managing six programs in three different countries (Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba). Additional noted responsibilities included positions in and/or appointments as Senior Executive Management, Senior Program Management, Facilities Security Officer, Director of Recruiting and Information Technology (IT) director. He also has had in-depth involvement in accounting, human resources, proposal writing, marketing, and business development. Mr. Newton continues to spearhead successful business development as the CEO of Global Dimensions, creating new opportunities, partnerships and expansions of current contracts.
Additional civilian accomplishments include serving as a Systems Security Engineer and Information Assurance Manager to the Missile Defense Agency. This support involved the management of numerous highly-classified special programs. His duties involved offering key management, inspection and operational support directly to the missile defense tests while working from the Pentagon to on-site management/oversight in the other various operational locations globally. Mr. Newton was instrumental in diplomatic integration with various foreign embassies supporting the Defense Intelligence and Missile Defense Agencies.
Mr. Newton’s military career as a Senior Enlisted Soldier in the United States Army, includes his service to the country under multiple operations to include Desert Storm, Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. His service in the military as a Senior Intelligence Analyst contributed to key missions, including real-time mission support to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC), Military Intelligence Readiness Command (MIRC), United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) and various other subordinate units and commands. His uncompromising focus on success and ethical fundamentals have placed him in key leadership positions with every mission he has supported.
Throughout Mr. Newton’s military career, he has achieved multiple accolades, including three Meritorious Service Medals, an Army Commendation medal, and six Army Achievement Medals. Additionally, he volunteered as a civilian and military member to support rescue and recovery operations at the Pentagon after the 9-11 impact through mission completion for 30 days. He supported this effort in the evening and early-morning hours while working normal duty hours during the day. His responsibilities included hazardous duty supporting rescue attempts, removing remains, personal affect accountability and FBI/DoD investigation procedures. He also volunteered as a liaison to support family members during follow-up ceremonies to honor those who had fallen. This key position coupled with Mr. Newton’s professionalism, experience and respect singled him out to where he was personally asked to serve in a high-profile position as a Mortuary Affairs Liaison and Notification Officer for the family of a fallen Sergeant Major who had served in Iraq. Additional support included supporting prominent humanitarian missions and personnel.
On the personal side, Mr. Newton has been involved with various self-funded missions to Tecate, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic to provide humanitarian assistance to local orphanages and villages. As CEO of Global Dimensions, he and his company continue to participate in various international and local military, charitable, fund-raising and business events that include supporting organizations for at-risk youth.
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