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The JAAW™ Group’s current staff includes the following Subject Matter Experts: CISSP Cyber Engineers, Test Engineers, Nuclear Surety Engineers, Software Development Engineers, PMI Certified Project and Program Managers, Logisticians, Procurement Specialists, and Risk Management Professionals.

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The JAAW™ Group works with Executive and Management teams to align your organization’s goals with the right programs. Portfolio management expertise optimizes return on investment. We generate opportunity and investment targets that set our clients apart.

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Our PMI professionals offer adaptable services to ensure our client’s success based on two critical services. 1. As a manager, we’ll deliver on schedule and on budget.  2. As a mentor, we’ll supervise our client’s program to ensure their success.

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Our veteran professionals are industry & government certified in: Program Management Professional (PgMP), Project Management Professionals (PMP), CMMI High Maturity Appraisers & CMMI Trainers, Risk Management, Scheduling & Planning, Systems Engineering, and more.

Joel Ward

Joel Anderson Ward

President of The JAAW™ Group, Joel is a combat veteran specializing in Department of Defense weapons system acquisition, development, and sustainment. With a Masters Degree in Business Management, Graduate of Air Command and Staff College, a certified Project Management Professional and a certified Program Management Professional. He is certified through Defense Acquisition University in Systems Engineering, Test and Evaluation, Program Management, Budget and Finance and Acquisition Logistics. Joel has successfully delivered new capabilities for military weapons systems and supporting processes from major ACAT and SCAT programs. Joel has worked in Defense and Aerospace as a contractor and government civilian since 2009 working directly with Radar, Range Threat Systems, Range of the Future telemetry systems, Military Satellite Communications, Special Operations Fixed Wing, Fighter aircraft avionics upgrades, ICBM Cryptography, Nuclear Command Control Communications, Nuclear Surety Cross Check Analysis of Ground Based Strategic Deterrent development software, and service life extension of Minuteman III weapon system platforms.

For more than 15 years, Joel has systematically developed and implemented programs in acquisition, strategic planning, organizational strategy, process optimization, vulnerability and threat analysis, sustainment activities, supplier management, quality control, training, as well as product and process development for Federal Agencies and private contractors. Joel prides himself on innovative applications of leading industry theories, and professional experience to help customers succeed, scale responsibly and break into new markets that benefit the Government and the company.

Previously, Joel served on Active Duty in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Kunsan, South Korea, Okinawa, Japan, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Hill AFB, Utah and Balad, Air Base Iraq. During his service, Joel supported munitions; special operations; and overseas contingency operations. He currently resides in Sandy, UT and can be reached at

Adrian Ward

Adrian S. Ward

Adrian is the Executive Vice President of The JAAW™ Group for Defense and Aerospace Products and Services. For the first two years, Adrian led The JAAW™ Group as a Woman Owned Small Business with contracts including the delivery of Eastern Range telemetry solutions in support of SLBM, NASA, U.S. Space Force and Space X launches; and, Nuclear Surety Cross Check Analysis of Ground Based Strategic Deterrent development software. Additionally, Adrian oversees product and creative development for HydroDefense™; a patent pending ballistic hydration product designed for military, police and responsible civilians, with a current launch date set for early 2021.

Previously, Adrian owned of SampleThis.™ Marketing. With a Masters Degree in Integrated Marketing Communication and Strategic Public Relations, Adrian has helped both defense and commercial clients with strategic planning, continuing education courses, case studies, white papers, hybrid communication work, press releases, branding, marketing, advertising, and website management.

As an executive leader, Adrian integrates cutting edge commercial practices into defense solutions, providing value to defense customers and contractors with her robust understanding of how to sustain profitable growth, and reach target markets, with reduced costs and schedule. She currently resides in Sandy, UT and can be reached at

Casey Roberts

Casey Roberts

Casey is the Chief Engineer for The JAAW™ Group. With 13 years of technical leadership to draw from, he leads engineering projects from the front, ensuring solutions meet customer requirements and deadlines “on time, on target.”

With a Bachelors of Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Aerospace Engineering, Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah, having certified through Defense Acquisition University as a Level III Acquisition Engineer, Test Engineer, & Program Manager, Casey has built a career supporting our nation’s defense and space interests.

As a Quality Engineer, Casey supported the Space Shuttle Program developing innovative methods of integrating quality initiatives and leading process improvement events. While working with the F-16 System Program Office, both as a contractor and as a government engineer, Casey interfaced with units deployed around the globe leading structural aircraft battle damage repairs, creating and coordinating fleet-wide inspections, reconstituting and demilitarizing aircraft, designing aircraft modifications for the USAF aerial demonstration team the Thunderbirds, and interfacing with industry and global partners. During his 6 years as a lead engineer for the Minuteman III System Program Office, Casey directed repairs to fielded and depot based support equipment and missile systems including flight controls, solid and liquid propellant engines, cables, led cross-functional ACAT-II & III acquisition teams, and coordinated operational test launches of the weapon system.

Now with The JAAW™ Group, Casey continues to serve national interests through nuclear critical cross check analyses, developing engineers into highly sought after experts, creating training programs, leading system engineering efforts, and ensuring technical efforts are executed correctly, efficiently, and safely. You can reach out to him at:

Charlene Coon

Charlene, is the Director of Cybersecurity with The JAAW™ Group. She will receive her Doctor of Cybersecurity in March 2021 and has over 35 years of combined experience in leadership, cybersecurity, science, and engineering.

Charlene joined JAAW™ in 2020 and assumed the work of driving success to JAAW™ in obtaining their CMMC rating for corporate security and to support clients with their security needs. She brings experience from managing $2B of national and international cybersecurity programs.

Before joining The JAAW™ Group, she served as a VP, Sr. Regional Site Security Manager in D.C. to build the National Site Security Program which supported the 2020 CQA Census, and other leadership positions. Previously Coon worked for the intelligence community (IC) holding various positions supporting national and international systems and interests. She has also held multiple positions supporting the Department of Defense (DoD) engineering and cyber efforts. She also has worked with Congressmen and Senators in developing legislation.

Charlene leads the Global Empowerment of Women in Cybersecurity (GEcyberWomen), an effort to help more women fall in love with cybersecurity, provide a path to offering scholarships, provide a resource for companies to outreach to women in cybersecurity, bring mentors onboard, and provide a networking forum for cybersecurity women globally. Coon is a member of (ISC) 2 and InfraGard, Recently, Coon was asked about becoming an EC-Council Women in Cybersecurity board member. EC- Council is the global leader in cybersecurity standards and training. Coon has given presentations internationally on cybersecurity.