(Washington, D.C.) – Maj. Gen. William A. Navas, former Assistant Secretary of the Navy and former Director of the U.S. Army National Guard, has joined Dawson & Associates as a Senior Advisor, the firm announced today.
Founded in 1997, Dawson & Associates is the nation’s premier government relations and public affairs firm for defense, transportation, water and natural resource environmental permitting. The company includes more than 30 former federal and state officials, including former Members of Congress H.L. “Sonny” Callahan, Ralph Regula, Martin Lancaster, and John Myers.
Gen. Navas is the 8th General Officer to join Dawson & Associates.
Maj. Gen. Navas’ expertise in manpower operations stems from 33 years active duty service in the U.S. Army and nearly a decade of civilian service. In 2001, he became Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. For the next six years, Gen. Navas led the Navy’s effort to modernize its personnel policies to improve efficiency.
From 1995 to 1998, Maj. Gen. Navas served as Director of the Army National Guard at the National Guard Bureau in Washington. This is one of the highest positions for a National Guard officer in the Department of Defense.
In January 2008, he became the nation’s first executive director of the National Security Professional Development Integration Office. Established by Executive Order 13434 of May 2007, the NSPDIO promotes the education, training and professional development of national security professionals serving in the Federal Departments and Agencies.