Carroll Communications
Key Team Members

Byron “Doc” Carroll lives in the North Myrtle Beach, SC area with his family at their 8 generation vineyard. He loves to make new friends and has a deep passion for service to our country.   This passion led him to found Carroll Communications.

Carroll Communications is an SDVOSB, HUBZone VAR of General Dynamics Mission Systems that has recently entered into the DoD’s Mentor protégé Program with GD-MS.  The company’s core business focus is supplying the US federal government with the IT and communications products and services it needs.

As a veteran, that he believes that service to country is a lifelong commitment.  Mr. Carroll has served as a soldier, civic leader, and professionally as a federal supplier.  He started the parent company to Carroll Communications in 2006.

Mr. Carroll Is a Paul Harris Fellow. He was decorated as a Paratrooper Combat Medic in the US Army. Received Congressional Recognition for his service in 2012.  Mr. Carroll won the NC state masters division public speaking competition, twice. His awards include Army Achievement Medal x3, NC Junior Chamber VP of the Year, Multination Peace Keeper, HBA SPIKE, HJC All-Star of the Year, Certified Prime Business Trainer.  He is also an avid outdoorsman.

“Getting the right equipment into the hands of the warfighters is our first priority!” – Byron Carroll

Mr. Sullivan, SVP Navy
Bob Sullivan, is a 35-year Navy veteran who served in both enlisted and officer ranks through a variety of operator, technician, manager, administrative and executive leadership positions throughout his career. He has been stationed on a Knox-class FF, a Spruance-class DD, three Aegis CGs, and two Nimitz CVNs, his last sea tour as commissioning Combat Systems Officer of the USS GEORGE H W BUSH.
Bob has experience in a wide spectrum of communications equipment in the MF-EHF world, Interior Communications (SPP/IVCS), SITE, Ethernet/Fiber/WIFI unclassified and multi-classified LAN/WANs, RADARS (2D/3D air-search, surface, air-control and automatic landing systems), RF/SAT/Inertial/RLG Navigation systems, CIWS, SeaSparrow and RAM weapon systems and yes..even good ole POTS.
Bob, as commissioning Commanding Officer of the Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit Great Lakes, helped usher in the second phase of the Navy’s Revolution In Training. He took his command from a primary self-paced Computer Based Training format to focus more heavily, using principles from the Science of Learning, on use of an Integrated Learning Environment (ILE), Simulation, Hands-on and instructor-led topics. All of which helped to decrease student under instruction time while increasing the much-needed apprentice level trained ET, FC, GM, IC, OS, BM, and QM ratings to the Fleet.
He is published in Fathom and Ship’s Safety Bulletin articles.
Bob brings a passion for electronics and technology to Carroll Communications. And enjoys being a part of the cutting edge technologies of today and the tie-in to the legacy products which evolved them.

Mr. Gary Savoie, VP Army

Mr. Savoie has 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.  He began his career at Wells Fargo Bank, where he spent most of his career with Evergreen Investment Management Company and held positions such as Director of Portfolio Analytics, Director of Product and Market Analysis and Head of Business Intelligence & Analysis. He currently works for TIAA, FSB and is the Director of Investment Performance & Reporting. He holds the CIMA®, Certified Investment Management Analyst, a designation from the Investments & Wealth Institute and the CIPM®, Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement, a designation from the CFA Institute.                                           

Mr. Savoie has a Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice (Pre-Law) and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) from East Carolina University.  He also completed the NC Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) at Pitt Community College.       

Mr. Savoie served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division.  His last assignment was as the Training & Operations Non-Commissioned Officer for A Co. 1/504th Parachute Infantry Regiment where he was responsible for the daily functions of a 130 man Parachute Infantry Company. Duties included personnel actions, training, operations, and logistical function all while maintaining a Secret Clearance.                                                             

Mr. Savoie also was an elected office for the town of Indian Trail, North Carolina.  Indian Trail is located south of Charlotte, with a population of about 38,000 making it the 22nd largest in North Carolina.  For 2 years during his tenure as a councilman, he was a voting member of the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO).  CRTPO’s responsibility was to coordinate transportation policy for local governmental jurisdictions within the Charlotte Urbanized Area, with an area that covered 3 counties and a population of over 1.12 million.

Mr. Brant Rosson,  VP Eng.
Brant Rosson has been an IT Professional for 20 years with a wide range of design and implementation experience.  His work background includes duties of ISP system administration,  where he set up and managed 2 ISP companies, performed server installations, maintenance, and upgrades.  
Brant has managed a 13 site WAN for a school system that included 12 schools and a central office.  He performed large-scale deployments of workstations in addition to server upgrades and expansions. He also was in charge of managing and maintaining about 1200 pcs on this network.
Brant has installed and managed several manufacturers and types of phone systems.  In summary, Brant is able to handle a customer from the sale to the completion of installation of many IT products on the market.  He has a vast understanding of how technology systems work together to provide seamless solutions to the end user 
Certifications Held
MCSE, CCNA, Cisco Sales Expert, CNA, A+, Net+, Inet+, Certified HP repair Tech, ONQ, Leviton,  Hti+

Mr. Grannan, VP Air Force

Colonel Don Grannan joins the team as a 34-year veteran of the US Air Force.  A career IT professional, he recently served as the Director of Communications and Chief Information Officer for Air Mobility Command at Scott AFB, IL.  There, he directed programs for IT and communications for 13 global AMC bases an en route locations as well as the US Transportation Command’s 4 global data centers.  He also previously commanded the 88th Communications Group at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; the 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar; and the 51st Combat Communications Squadron at Robins AFB GA.  He has served staff tours at the Pentagon on the Joint Staff and Air Staff, and at Air Education and Training Command Headquarters at Randolph AFB, TX.     

Don earned his BS degree from Wayland Baptist University and also holds an MA in Org Management from George Washington University as well as an MS in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix.  He also holds an MA degree from Air University at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, and an MS degree from the National Defense University at Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.

Col. Fletcher W. Ferguson, Jr.,  Head Trainer
Born 2 January 1952, he grew up and attended primary and secondary school in Abbeville, SC.  Following graduation from high school, he entered The Citadel in Charleston, SC, graduating in 1974 and accepting a commission in the United States Marine Corps.  He began his Marine Corps career as an infantry officer, later attending flight school where he became a helicopter pilot.  During his thirty year Marine Corps career he served at stations in the United States, Japan, and aboard US Navy ships in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Caribbean Sea.  While assigned as a flight instructor in Pensacola, Florida, he attended Troy State University and earned a Master’s Degree.  His duty assignments included tours as an infantry officer, assault support helicopter pilot, flight instructor, squadron commander, and finished his career as a Colonel serving as the Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Navy.
After retiring from the Marine Corps in 2004, he began recreational scuba diving, and advanced to the rating of Rescue Diver.  In 2006 he joined the Fifth District Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. in Clarksville, MD and began service as a Public Safety Diver and firefighter. He continued advancing his diving certifications, becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) in 2008 and a PADI Public Safety Diver Instructor in 2011.  Following successful completion of the PADI Course Director Training Course in June 2015, he earned the rating of PADI Course Director, the highest professional rating in recreational scuba diving.  In addition to the full range of PADI courses through Instructor Development, he teaches 23 PADI Specialty Courses, two PADI Distinctive Specialty Courses, and is a PADI Instructor Trainer in 20 PADI Specialty/Distinctive Specialty courses.  He is an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer, an instructor with the Handicapped Scuba Association International, and an Instructor Trainer for the full range of Divers Alert Network courses.

R. Henson,  Lead Trainer 

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Tim has been working in the US Army’s Special Operations community either as an operator or a trainer for over 22 years. During this time, I have worked with or trained military personnel and police officers in 31 countries. I have been to every shooting school the Special Forces have to offer, including Sniper School and our 8 week CQB course. The last two years of my 12 years in the Army was spent as a primary shooting and hand to hand instructor for the 7th Special Forces Group, and I still live just outside of Ft. Bragg NC to this day. Within a few years of leaving the Army, I was able to complete a Masters Degree in International Relations with an emphasis on National Security, and I still travel as a trainer, consultant, and sometimes operator. Recently I have helped other companies develop training and security programs for, Grand Coulee Dam, Glen Canyon Dam, Dept. of Energy Nuclear Transport Teams, and the AMTRAK Rail Marshalls. I also still routinely provide training in around Ft. Bragg NC to Special Operations Forces.  

Mr. Tony Piacente-

Tony has over 30 years in BD/sales, and the last 20 years in Information Technology solutions, selling into the Federal Government.  Tony started out in inside sales for the firearms manufacturer, Beretta USA, then progressed to an outside territory rep, for Beretta. From there, Tony entered Federal Sales, selling Pagers to the Feds, mainly focusing on DoD, USDA, and NIH. The next 10 years selling Audio/Visual Integration and Video Conferencing solutions to the Federal Government, for VAR’s, and has touched most of the agencies inside the Federal Government, with most of his business coming from DoD, DOJ, DHS, and State Dept.  Two years in Physical Security solutions followed, selling mainly to the US Army. For the last five years, Tony has been an Independent Federal Sales Consultant, helping an SDVOSB, HUBZone, 8(a), Small Contractor market and sell their wide variety of solutions (from IT to Construction to Medical solutions), and IT contracts, into the Federal Government, with focus on DoD, the VA, DHS, DHHS, and others.

Tony is a results-oriented, sales-focused, and customer-driven, competitive professional with a strong work ethic.  His extensive experience has enabled him to gain an excellent relationship with customers (CO’s, SB Specialists, End Users, etc), manufacturers, suppliers, resellers, and Prime/Sub-contractors. Tony resides in the DC Metro area.

(910)653-1099 Ext 1004

Carroll:  Irish- nickname for a fierce warrior.


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