About Us

AC4S History

 AC4S History - The AC4S idea was conceived in 2002 by 3 military veterans deployed in a tactical, austere mission environment. They envisioned industry augmenting our military forces with commercial, industry-best-practices-based IT Services and Solutions, rapidly deployable worldwide.  Thus, AC4S was founded on 19, August 2002 by providing world-class global customer support to the joint networking community with network engineers and planners.  Since inception, AC4S has evolved into a highly skilled team of professional IT and communications engineers, planners and operators with a deep affiliation and history supporting the Joint Communication Support Element (JCSE) and other DOD entities. As such, people who previously deployed around the world wearing the JCSE patch make up 80% of the executive and senior leadership of AC4S.  AC4S professionals possess extensive experience in military and civilian C4, Mission Support Services, and Professional Services supporting Special Operations, DOD, Intelligence Community and Diplomacy missions globally.

 

  Executive Team

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Hugh S. Campbell, Founder

Hugh Campbell has held numerous positions in planning, designing and implementing large-scale telecommunications networks for both government and commercial organizations. He spent 10 years on Active Duty as a Communications Officer in the U.S. Army providing advanced communications for Joint and Special Operations missions culminating his service as the Chief of Plans for an elite communications unit at MacDill AFB. Prior to starting AC4S, he was the Vice President of Engineering for Accelacom, Inc. – a high speed internet company. Prior to that post, he served Intermedia Communications as the Director of Engineering for that company’s nationwide data communications network, supporting thousands of customers and generating revenues of over $200 million annually. Mr. Campbell is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and has completed post-graduate work at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He holds a M.S. in Telecommunications Management from Golden Gate University and retired as a Cyberspace Operations Officer in the U.S Air Force Reserves.

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Norm Abdallah, Founder & CEO

Norm Abdallah is a Founder and Executive at AC4S. Mr. Abdallah has a proven track record in contingency operations and communications. He has over 20 years of experience in Joint, Special Operations and Air Force Combat Communications as well as Air Traffic Control support. He is a Cyber Operations Officer in the US Air Force Reserves. In addition to his military experience, he spent several years with IBM Global Services and AT&T Labs designing global enterprise networks and project managing implementation of those networks for Fortune 500 companies around the world. He served as the Manager of Global Service Management, ensuring the quality of a complex remote access network servicing multi-national corporations with operations in over 200 cities in more than 60 countries. Mr. Abdallah earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida and holds a Master’s certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. 

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Pauline McPhail, CFO 

Pauline joined AC4S in 2004. She founded Network Accounting Solutions – a private accounting firm that specialized in small business development and valuations. She managed client portfolios in excess of $20 Million. Ms. McPhail has worked at both large and small corporations in both commercial and government environments. Her experience includes international business operations, implementing corporate enterprise resource systems, exploiting new growth opportunities, strategic planning, resource allocation, cost accounting, government auditing, tax compliance, and organization development. She has assisted the government with creating new audit techniques and is an expert in government accounting and contracting and is respected by government officials from both the Defense Contract Audit Agency and Defense Contract Management Agency. She is a graduated with honors from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor in Science in Accounting. 
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Mark Baines, President

Mark Baines inspires the AC4S team in providing customers with responsive and reliable leading-edge solutions in military and civilian information technology, cyberspace, intelligence, joint tactical communications, mission support services, and tactical and commercial telecommunications. 
Mark’s high energy military career spanned 3 decades of progressive leadership including battalion and brigade commands, four years as a White House Presidential Communications Officer, and four years as Commandant of the NATO School in Southern Germany. He supported military operations around the world including Africa, East Asia, and the Middle East. Prior to joining AC4S Mark was hired by the Seneca Nation of Indians to run Seneca Solutions, a start-up that under his dedicated leadership grew to over 100 employees and over 25M in revenue within four years.
In addition to his military commission from Norwich University, Mark obtained masters’ degrees in business administration from CMU and in military science from the Army War College, and received numerous military awards including the Defense Superior Service Medal, 2 Legions of Merit, a Bronze Star, the German Silver Cross Badge of Honor and the Presidential Service Badge.

 
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Dave McComas, Chief Operating Officer

Dave McComas’s legacy at AC4S includes:
(1)  Leading Department of Defense Task Orders supporting the installation of Radio-over-Internet Protocol networks and associated equipment at Fort Bragg, NC;
(2) Communications systems and infrastructure installation for the Defense Information Systems Agency at Fort Mead, Maryland;
(3) Program and Project Management support to the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command;
(4) Supervising the installation of Audio Visual and Video Teleconferencing systems throughout the U.S. Central Command Headquarters in Tampa, FL; and, 
(5) Providing Life Support Services to the Department of State in Tripoli, Benghazi and Sana’a Yemen, heading a $250M Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract with task orders supporting facility operations and maintenance activities, renovation projects and design / build construction projects.
Prior to joining AC4S, Dave served 26 years in U.S. Army, retiring in 2007 as the Command Sergeant Major of the Joint Communications Support Element. His distinguished military career included tours in Honduras, Panama, Korea, Bahrain, Germany, Kosovo, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iraq.  David graduated with honors from the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Studies from the University of Maryland, University College.

 
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Mary Allison Yourchisin (MA), Vice President of Business Development

Mary Allison, also known as MA, joined AC4S as VP for Business Development in late 2013.  MA is known and respected for her intense work ethic, passion for her customers and exceptional reputation across the defense community from the Department of Defense to other Federal Agencies, including: Special Operations Forces, Combatant Commands, Joint Agencies and the Intelligence Community. Additionally, MA has been supporting the public sector for the last 12 years and has served in a leadership capacity across multiple organizations year after year in the defense industry. MA is the former Chairman at Large for the Greater Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) chapter and currently stands as the President of the Young AFCEANs for the St. Petersburg Tampa Bay chapter of the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association (AFCEA).  She also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Greater Tampa Bay Women In Defense (WID) Chapter, is an active small business board member with the Global SOF Foundation, and is a founding board member of OpenWERX, now TeamWERX at SOFWERX. She is affiliated with multiple organizations and associations in support of National Security and our veterans.
Mrs. Yourchisin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Communications. 

 
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Darren Leslie, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Darren Leslie oversees AC4S business operations in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, and leads AC4S's largest commercial effort, managing the technical support AC4S provides to Lutron, a global leader in smart lighting systems.  Darren has managed projects for key customers such as the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Department of State and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Darren joined AC4S in 2010 after serving 10 years in the U.S. Navy where he provided logistics management support to a variety of global humanitarian and operational missions.  Darren is a certified Project Management Professional and holds a Master's degree in Business Administration.

 

 

 

From humble beginnings to today’s AC4S

AC4S 1s Office - Norm Abdallah's Garage AC4S 2nd Office - Henderson Rd, Tampa FL AC4s 3rd Home - Crowne Building, Tampa FL

Early AC4S Office

AC4S President Norm Abdallah in his Garage office

2nd Office

Henderson Rd, Tampa FL

3rd Office,

Crowne Building, Henderson Rd, Tampa FL

 

 

Our new AC4S. world HQ’s – Located at 4017 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Tampa, FL 33614 Go to Google Map to find location

 

Norm Abdallah is a Founder and Executive at AC4S. Mr. Abdallah has a proven track record in contingency operations and communications. He has over 20 years of experience in Joint, Special Operations and Air Force Combat Communications as well as Air Traffic Control support. He is a Cyber Operations Officer in the US Air Force Reserves. In addition to his military experience, he spent several years with IBM Global Services and AT&T Labs designing global enterprise networks and project managing implementation of those networks for Fortune 500 companies around the world. He served as the Manager of Global Service Management, ensuring the quality of a complex remote access network servicing multi-national corporations with operations in over 200 cities in more than 60 countries. Mr. Abdallah earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida and holds a Master’s certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.

Our Address:
 4017 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
 Tampa, FL USA 33614
  Phone Numbers:
 Main Number: 813-282-3031
 Fax Number: 813-983-7554
Our Virginia Address:
 1655 North Fort Meyer Drive Suite 700
 Arlington, VA USA 22209
  Phone Numbers:
 Main Number: 813-282-3031
 Fax Number: 813-983-7554

AC4S Was Formed ...

AC4S was formed by veterans with extensive joint tactical and commercial telecommunications experience. The three founder's vision was to provide Exceptional global customer support. AC4S brings extensive experience in military and civilian C4 Services and Solutions, Mission Support Services, and Professional Support Services to Special Operations, DoD, Intelligence Community and Diplomacy missions worldwide.

 

 

AC4S is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and vets.

 

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