James T. Wood

Chairman of the Board

James Wood joined DCS in October 1978 as a Consulting Scientist working on developing targeting and surveillance equipment for the Navy. Since joining DCS, Mr. Wood has helped the company grow to more than 1,000 employees while establishing an Employee Stock Ownership Plan and a Quality Management System registered to the ISO 9001:2008 Standard. As CEO, Mr. Wood has also supported acquisitions of several companies which has allowed DCS to balance its DoD customer base evenly between the Army, Navy, and Air Force while continuing to enhance the technical expertise in the company.

Before joining DCS in 1978, James was a Supervisory Research Scientist at the Army Night Vision Laboratory where he led a team developing new techniques to evaluate the image quality of a wide variety of night vision devices.

James has a served on a variety of small business boards and has been on the Board of Directors of DCS for more than 35 years.

James received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Virginia and his Masters in Physics from the University of New Hampshire.

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