President of Military Advantage and Vice President of Monster Worldwide
For most of his 27 years of naval service, Rear Admiral "T" McCreary, US Navy (ret.) was a public affairs officer. Assignments included the USS Missouri (BB 63) during Operation Desert Storm, U.S. Fifth Fleet, U. S. Pacific Command, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff where he worked as the special assistant to the Chairman. In 2003 T was promoted to rear admiral; he served as the Navy's Chief of Information for three years.
Following his retirement from the Navy, he worked as the Director of Strategic Communication for the National Counterterrorism Center and the U.S. Special Operations Command.
T holds an MS in Mass Communication/Public Relations from San Diego State University and a BA in History from Northern Kentucky University.
He is married with a son and daughter, both in college.
VP of Products
Mark is Vice President of Products for Military.com and is responsible for product direction and strategy. Mark joined Military Advantage in 2008.
Mark has over 20 years experience in consumer technology with previous tours of duty at Adobe Systems, Connectix Corp, McAfee, Yahoo!, and ONElist/eGroups. Mark received a BA in Philosophy and Comparative Religion from Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.
Ward Carroll is the editor of Military.com, responsible for all news, editorials, features, and other content on the site and in newsletters.
During his 20-year Navy career Ward served in four different F-14 squadrons based at NAS Oceana and was the operations officer for Carrier Air Wing One. His last tour on active duty was on the faculty of the U.S. Naval Academy for four years, teaching English, leadership, and ethics. He was editor of Approach magazine and is currently a contributing editor for Naval Aviation News. Immediately following his retirement from the Navy, Ward spent three years in the civil service ranks, working as the public affairs officer for the V-22 Osprey program at the Naval Air Systems Command. Ward is also a popular novelist; his three books about a Tomcat pilot — Punk's War, Punk's Wing, and Punk's Fight — have been widely praised for their realistic portrayals of a Naval Aviator's life. He earned the Naval Institute Press "Author of the Year" honors in 2001. His latest novel, The Aide, was recently published by Signet.
Ward is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and retired at the rank of commander. His military decorations include the Strike Flight Air Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards). He is married with two teenaged sons.
Director of Community and Government Outreach
Dr. Randy Plunkett is the Director of Community and Government Outreach for Military.com. Throughout his 20-plus years in the Air Force, Dr. Plunkett used tuition assistance, the GI Bill and scholarships in his quest to obtain college and graduate education. Prior to retiring from the Air Force in 2004 as a Senior Master Sergeant (E-8), he earned a Doctorate of Education in Educational Innovation and Leadership from Wilmington University in New Castle, DE. An ardent advocate for issues pertaining to service members, veterans, and their families, Dr. Plunkett is a popular speaker at conferences, graduations, and military functions.
Senior Director of Marketing
Bill Geddes is the Senior Director of Marketing for Military.com, responsible for member acquisition, marketing, and revenue strategy. Bill has been with Military Advantage for over 6 years, joining the team in April 2006. Bill has over 14 years experience in online marketing and advertising. Bill received his BA from University of California, Santa Barbara.
One of Military Advantage's core plank holders, Sean's multiple Webby and OMMA Award winning designs and creative strategies helped grow Military.com into one of the world's largest online military brands and communities.
An Associate Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), and Instructor of Creative Strategy at the prestigious Miami Ad School, Sean is a graduate of UCLA's School of Theater, Film & Television, and was awarded the Governor's medallion as a California Arts Scholar.
Senior Director of Military Display Sales
Kevin Fried is Sr. Director of US Display Sales for Military.com. In this position, Kevin leads a national sales team that is focused on partnering with clients to achieve their marketing objectives. Kevin has over 10 years of experience in digital advertising working with multiple organizations and clients including DraftFCB, Mediacom, Grey, Hitwise, and Monster. With these organizations, Kevin has produced work for multiple clients including extensive work on AMEX, USAA, Dow Corning, Merck, and many others. In addition to his professional experiences, Kevin graduated with honors from NYIT with a B.S. in Advertising and from the Johnson School at Cornell University with an MBA.
Senior Director of Engineering
Steve Fogel is Senior Director of Engineering and is responsible for software development at Military.com. Steve joined in May of 2010.
Steve wrote his first line of code in 1976 and has never stopped. Languages he became proficient in ranged from PL/1 and LISP in the seventies, C and Prolog in the eighties, C++ in the nineties, Java this past decade, and Ruby on Rails for the past three years. He was an adjunct professor teaching Computer Science at Tulane University, Denver University, and scores of private classes in subjects such as Data Structures, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Prolog, C, C++, and Java. Steve was previously a Director of Engineering at Oracle Corporation and has had Architect, Director, and VP of Engineering roles at several companies, including McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing), TenFold, and Covad Communications. Steve comes to us from Cloud9 Analytics where he designed and developed Ruby on Rails and java applications as a Principal Architect.
Steve received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Andy is responsible for leading the technology development and innovation efforts for Military.com. Andy bring over 15 years of experience with technical operations, software engineering and product development for companies across a variety of industries. Prior to joining the Military/Monster team, Andy led the professional services and engineering teams at enterprise software company Pivia (acquired by F5 Networks). Prior to Pivia, he was part of the startup management team of RelevantKnowledge, and was instrumental in the company's merger with Jupiter Media Metrix and subsequent IPO. At Jupiter Media Metrix, he oversaw technical operations during their global expansion into 15+ countries, assisting in generating revenues of nearly $40 million. He also held several software engineering and product development roles at Nortel Networks. Andy holds an M.S. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Mathematical Science from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.
VP Business Development, Monster Government Solutions
Susan Fallon is VP Business Development, Monster Government Solutions. Susan is responsible for working with government agencies, industry and non-profit organizations to leverage and expand Military.com's online community, tools and resources to assist the nation's service members, veterans and their families, particularly in the areas of military transition and Veteran and Spouse employment.
Prior to joining Military.com, Susan served as Senior Director of Corporate Development at the Navy League of the United States where she directed industry partnerships, fundraising and military outreach in support of the League's work on behalf of the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. Susan also serves on the National Advisory Board of the University of Southern California's Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families, the Board of Directors of the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network, as a Trustee of the Wounded Marine Careers Foundation and a Board Member of the Navy League National Capitol Council. She and her pug are also a volunteer Therapy Dog team with Fidos For Freedom©. Susan is a graduate of The University of Virginia.