Bruce H. MacNair – Founder and CEO
Bruce MacNair has nearly two decades of professional experience in national security and defense. During the past 13 years he has served in numerous capacities providing direct, impactful, all source intelligence analysis and targeting development support specifically to counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) and counterterrorism operational missions of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), and U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) clients in multiple theaters of operation (OCONUS and CONUS). He is a highly knowledgeable subject matter expert, respected by his peers and counterparts at a variety of agencies, and a seasoned deployer whose ability to easily adapt to and work in austere and ever-changing environments allows him to maintain operational continuity and priority of effort between various levels of command in multi-agency/service/nation environments.
Mr. MacNair has served in numerous influential roles where he has made countless significant contributions though his support to a variety of DHS, DoD, federal law enforcement, and intelligence community (IC) missions focused on countering criminal, terrorist, and other threat networks/organizations. In 2004 he was awarded the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) Civilian Expeditionary Medal, for his service in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Mr. MacNair’s professional background includes significant, successful stints at recognized global consulting firms such as BAE Systems and Booz Allen Hamilton where he served as Senior Analyst, satisfied Program Management and other leadership roles, and successfully supported business development. He currently helps mentor other veterans and small businesses.
Mr. MacNair is a Distinguished Military Graduate (DMG) from the United States Army Infantry School, Officer Candidate School (OCS), Fort Benning, GA. After serving as an active duty ordnance officer, Mr. MacNair (now a service-disabled veteran) transitioned to a career as a civilian contractor where he has made significant contributions to efforts involving critical infrastructure protection (CIP), advances and innovation related to the improved delivery of all source intelligence analysis, targeting development, and counter-threat finance focused analytical support to the operational missions of DoD, DHS, and federal law enforcement customers.
In 2011 Mr. MacNair founded Firebird Analytical Solutions & Technologies (Firebird AST), a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), which delivers impactful analytical, and operational support to the special operations (SOF), DoD, IC, DHS, federal law enforcement communities. Firebird AST also supports customers in the private sector seeking to improve their security posture and looking to make the most prudent, strategic decisions through dynamically improved knowledge and situational awareness.
Mr. MacNair holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz. Before graduation and for years thereafter, he worked in the non-profit sector leading USAID supported trade and investment missions along with other democratization and free market reform programs focused on the Baltic Republics. In the community, Mr. MacNair serves as a Cub Scout Den Leader. He is married and lives with his wife and their two children in Northern Virginia.