John Pross

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John Pross, Vice President, Senior Program Manager

Mr. John Pross brings 18 years of Federal government contracting and 25 years of military experience to Criterion. His expertise is in large program management and cybersecurity/risk management, and he plays an important leadership role as deputy for Criterion’s civilian operations and program lead for the company’s national security work. He also supports organizational maturity (CMMI and ISO), including the initial development of various project management checklists.

Mr. Pross has a long and distinguished military record. He served for more than 25 years as a United States Marine Corp (USMC) fighter pilot and flew F4s & F/A-18s in the operational forces, where he gained expertise in leadership, strategic planning, resource management, and military aviation and expeditionary operations.

Mr. Pross joined Criterion from SRA International, Inc. in 2013. He has a B.S. in Physics from the U.S. Naval Academy and a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. He is PMP and CISSP certified.

For the past several years, Mr. Pross has been a PMI Washington DC Chapter Mentor, where he focuses on helping veterans transition into civilian life. In 2019, he was a NOVA Chamber Distinguished Service Awards Veteran Employee of the Year Award finalist and he spoke at the RSA Public Sector Day on Quantifying Risk Management.

Mr. Pross is active in his community, serving as a Deacon in his church and supporting non-profit organizations focused on women and families.

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