Maurice a. Gauthier CEO, PRESIDENT, COO BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mr. Gauthier was appointed Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer of VSE Corporation in April of 2008, and was appointed to the Board of Directors in February of 2009. VSE is a publicly traded, Technical Services Company based in Alexandria, VA. Mr. Gauthier worked for VSE from October 1997 through February 1999 as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer and as our Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development before joining the Nichols Research Corporation Navy Group as its President. With the acquisition of Nichols Research Corporation by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in 1999, Mr. Gauthier served as Vice President of CSC’s Advanced Marine Center. His most recent assignment with CSC was Vice President and General Manager of CSC’s Navy and Marine Corps Business Unit.
Mr. Gauthier has served as a director on the boards of the World Affairs Council and the USO of Hampton Roads, VA. He is currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Defense Industrial Association. He is also serving as the vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of the Yellow Ribbon Fund.
Mr. Gauthier earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, in 1969. He received a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering in 1976, from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. He is a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University’s Defense Systems Management College (1988) and of the Advanced Executive Program (1993) and the International Marketing Program (1994) offered by the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Gauthier served in the United States Navy from 1965 to 1997, retiring in the grade of Captain.
He is married to Captain Sandra Yates, USN (ret). They have four children, Aimee (40), Melanie (38), Christopher (30) and Jonathan (27). Aimee and Melanie are professional mothers. Christopher is a naval lieutenant and aviator. Jonathan is an Army 1st Lt. serving as a military intelligence officer.