About Cape Henry Associates

Founded in 2004, Cape Henry Associates (CHA) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) specializing in Manpower Analysis, Personnel Analysis, and Training (MPT) services.

Cape Henry Associates is a SeaPort-e prime contract vehicle holder and owns a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) technology, Lighthouse, for sole source contracting for MPT products and services. Veterans comprise 65% of our team. With an overall on-time delivery of 99.5% for required deliverables, we take pride in the reputation we have built as the go-to company for all things MPT.

Team Presence

Bath, ME
Dahlgren, VA
Great Lakes, IL
Groton, CT
Newport, RI
Norfolk, VA
Pensacola, FL
San Diego, CA
Port Hueneme, CA
Virginia Beach, VA (Headquarters)

Quality Policy

CHA is committed to business growth by:

  • Documenting our best business practices and pursuing continual improvements to our Quality Management System in order to better satisfy the requirements and expectations of our customers, employees, and interested parties
  • Maintaining a shared quality vision and focusing on involving applicable stakeholders in the management and delivery of quality products and services
  • Improving the overall efficiency and management of CHA

Fast Facts

  • Strategic locations allow for waterfront proximity
  • DCAA-approved accounting system
  • Veteran workforce-focused (65% of workforce is veteran; 17% report as disabled vets)
  • Headquarters-based DEKRA-certified ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System

Our Leadership

Bill Allen
Bill AllenPresident and Founder
As president and founder of Cape Henry Associates (CHA), Bill Allen has been leading and managing this Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small business since its inception in February 2004. Bill began his professional career as an enlisted machinist mate in the U.S. Navy and advanced quickly through the enlisted ranks. Commissioned as a Limited Duty Engineering Officer, Bill continued a very successful career, finishing his service as an Unrestricted Line Lieutenant Commander. During his service, Bill served on six surface ships, on the Propulsion Engineering Board, and on the staff of the Chief of Naval Education and Training. Bill completed a bachelor’s in Sociology through Excelsior College and a master’s in International Relations through Troy University. Upon his retirement and entry to civilian life, Bill worked in Washington, D.C. for a major defense contractor leading up to his formation of CHA in 2004. CHA has strategically benefited from the breadth and depth of Bill’s technical and educational experience and has grown steadily.
John Jackson
John JacksonChief Executive Officer
John Jackson began at Cape Henry Associates (CHA) in 2014 as a Program Director, transitioned into the role of Chief Operating Officer in late 2015, and in 2017 took on the additional responsibility of Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, John’s responsibilities include strategic and organizational planning, finance, and change management. During his 12 years in the U.S. Navy, he served as an Electrician’s Mate and Ship’s Diver aboard the USS Toledo (SSN-769), and then as a Nuclear Field A-School instructor. With a master’s degree in Business Administration and Technology Management, John brings a tremendous amount of skill and competence to the position. His prior non-military positions include COO at VSD, Senior Consultant at Marathon Consulting, and Project Manager at CACI.
Curtis Sumner
Curtis SumnerChief Operations Officer
Curtis Sumner joined Cape Henry Associates (CHA) in 2016 and has served in the roles of Sr. Program Manager, Director of Operations, and Chief Operations Officer. His responsibilities include overseeing daily operations, strategic planning and management, managing contract technical and financial information, and supervising the activity of the Project Management Office. Curtis spent 21 years in the U.S. Navy, serving as a Senior Information System Technician on four ships and then as a department head at a training command in Norfolk, Va., in his final years of service. Between his retirement from active duty and his commencement with CHA, he held positions including C51 Subject Matter Expert and Senior Project Director of SPAWAR and NETC programs. Curtis brings more than 20 years of military curriculum development experience and more than 12 years of business development experience, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Strayer University.
Rachel Allen
Rachel AllenChief Administrative Officer
A member of Cape Henry Associates (CHA) since 2006, Rachel Allen brings extensive understanding and experience to the team gained through time in numerous positions before becoming Chief Administrative Officer in 2015. As CAO, Rachel oversees human resources, contract administration, purchasing, travel, export compliance, and facilities security and interfaces with the accounting department and banking and insurance companies. Rachel holds a bachelor’s in Liberal Studies from Middle Tennessee State University.
Ed Myers
Ed MyersChief Compliance Officer
Ed Myers is a Service-Disabled Veteran of the U.S. Navy. In addition to being Cape Henry Associates’ Chief Compliance Officer, he is a Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional (CRCMP), Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE), and Chair for the Tidewater ASQ Senior Leadership Council. During his time with the Navy, Ed qualified as a nuclear-trained Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW) on USS Nimitz- and USS California-class ships. He served as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic; served five Command Master Chief (CMC) tours; and was a two-time semifinalist for Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) and finalist for Fleet Master Chief Europe (FLTCM). Ed has a bachelor’s in Interdenominational Studies from Excelsior College and a master’s in Organizational Management from Cambridge College.
 Jay McGovern
Jay McGovernOperations Director
Jay McGovern joined Cape Henry Associates (CHA) in 2007 and served as director of CHA’s Project Management Office before transitioning to his current role of Operations Director. His responsibilities include directing and overseeing operations staff to ensure they are motivated and trained to carry out their responsibilities, developing and controlling operational budgets, and directing and controlling production. Jay oversees the development of all necessary policies and procedures to ensure safe and healthy working environments across all company locations and consistent fulfillment of business objectives. He evaluates overall operations performance by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data and metrics. He works to define long-term operations strategic goals, builds key customer relationships, identifies business opportunities, negotiates and closes business deals, and maintains extensive knowledge of current market conditions to facilitate marketing position improvement and financial growth. Jay holds bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems and an MBA from Saint Leo University.
Jackson Wages
Jackson WagesInformation Technology Director
Jackson Wages joined Cape Henry Associates (CHA) in 2008 as Information Technology (IT) Manager, and then assumed the role of Information Technology Director. Jackson started his technology career working as evening director for WJHG-TV in Panama City, Fla. He has a pilot’s license and was a flight instructor for seven years. As CHA’s IT Director, Jackson installs and configures our network equipment, conducts routine maintenance on servers, assists in web development projects, sets up our user accounts and computers, and provides our employees with desktop support. Jackson was vital to keeping CHA on the road to success by ensuring all employees had the ability to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jackson set up the remote configuration quickly and efficiently so CHA could remain open for business and continue to provide our customers with outstanding products on schedule.
Kara Weaver
Kara Weaver Quality Assurance Director
Kara Weaver joined Cape Henry Associates (CHA) in 2014 as a Human Systems Integration Analyst in Training Gap Analysis. She moved on to become a Quality Assurance Technician and then Quality Assurance Manager, and is now CHA’s Quality Assurance Director. Her responsibilities include overseeing daily Quality Assurance operations, setting and maintaining internal policy that aligns with our Quality Management System, and management of internal and external audits. Kara spent eight years in the U.S. Navy as a Boatswain’s Mate onboard the USS Whidbey Island then as an LCAC Loadmaster at Assault Craft Unit Four. Kara holds a bachelor’s degree in Justice Administration from DeVry University.
Nosika Fisher
Nosika FisherResearch and Development (R&D) Director
Nosika Fisher joined Cape Henry Associates (CHA) in 2019 as a Systems Engineer before transitioning to her current role of Research and Development (R&D) Director. Nosika oversees R&D initiatives into emerging technologies including efforts involving artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality, augmented reality, and CHA’s Platform-as-a-Service training technology. With a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Nosika started her career as a web developer and was rapidly promoted into various leadership roles involving technology, product development, and marketing. Her previous work experience at companies ranging from startups to large corporations in both civilian and government industries empowers her to effectively lead CHA R&D. Nosika is a master at translating strategic challenges into technology solutions. In fact, she masters translating just about anything. A native of Albania, she is fluent in five spoken languages and a myriad of programming languages.

Some of our clients include

U.S. Navy

U.S. Army

U.S. Coast Guard

Some of our partners include