JANUARY 22, 2013 — Gulfport, Mississippi, headquarterd United States Marine, Inc (USMI), has appointed Evin Thompson as Program Executive for its Virginia division.
USMI designs and builds fast patrol and other special operations craft for the U.S. military. In this new position, Mr. Thompson will be the focal point for off-site program support for USMI craft previously designed, manufactured and delivered to Naval Special Warfare Group 4 and subordinate commands.
Prior to joining the USMI team, Mr. Thompson served in the U.S. Navy/Naval Special Warfare community for 30 years obtaining the rank of Captain prior to his retirement. His various assignments included Commanding Officer of NSW Group Four, Director, J8 for Joint Special Operations Command, and Deputy Command of Special Operations Command South.
Mr. Thompson retired as Naval Special Warfare Branch Head, Expeditionary Warfare, OPNAV staff in 2012. He and his wife, Vickie, currently reside in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
After fulfilling on-site training at USMI's headquarters in Gulfport, Mississippi, Mr. Thompson will return to Virginia and assume his duties as Program Executive at USMI's Chesapeake, Virginia facility. . Barry Dreyfus, USMI's Chief Executive Officer, said: "My father, Tom Dreyfus, who founded USMI provided advice to me many years ago. He said 'a successful businessman always hires and surrounds himself with people smarter than he is.' The addition of Evin to the USMI family is a prime example of what he was suggesting.. Evin's experience and expertise in the Naval Special Warfare community will be a great asset to USMI and our customers for years to come."