JOHN L. WILKINSON
John L. Wilkinson is a retired Air Force Brigadier General whose last assignment was as Mobilization Assistant to the Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. He also retired from the Senior Executive Service as an SES-5 at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where his last assignment was as Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia and the Near East.
Mr. Wilkinson joined RONCO Consulting Corporation in October 2001, serving as Vice President, Executive Vice President and President; at his departure, RONCO was the world’s largest privately-held demining and explosives ordnance disposal company. In 2010 he became President of Exploration Logistics, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Exploration Logistics Group PLC (UK), and was later appointed President and CEO of FrontierMEDEX Government Services LLC, a position he held until September, 2012. More recently, he established, recruited staff for, and was the IDIQ Manager for Remote Medical International, overseeing the USAID HIV Rapid Test Kit procurement and logistics project.
He is the founder and President of AccessUS LLC, assisting U.S. and foreign companies in accessing and developing new markets, sources of finance, and in teaming with established market leaders. A graduate of Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, he also holds a Master’s in International Affairs from Florida State University and a Master’s in Economics from the George Washington University. A foreign-born native U.S. citizen, he was born and raised in Cuba of Argentine/Cuban and American parents and is bilingual in English and Spanish; he is the first Cuban-born American to be promoted to the rank of General in the Air Force.