DIRECTOR AT LARGE - WEBMASTER (WILL DONALDSON)
Will Donaldson joined the United States Marine Corps in 1992 as a combat correspondent and was subsequently promoted as the first webmaster to the Marines in 1995. He served his first tour at the Marine Barracks, Ground Self Defense Force in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for a year during the Haitian-Cuban migrant operations. After GTMO he deployed for two consecutive tours as part of 3rd Marine Division in Okinawa, Japan where he traveled to Australia, Korea, Thailand and Phnom Phen, Cambodia with Sen. John McCain. During his final tour at the Pentagon, as part of Headquarters, US Marine Corps, Donaldson established the baseline for all USMC websites and was an integral part of the newly established Department of Defense Internet Working Group.
Donaldson created the Marine Corps News system, a secure, web-based portal that continued to grow and remained in service for more than a decade with limited technical upgrades. He has refined and converted this system for use in civilian applications with great success.
As a Marine, Donaldson developed a web-based replacement for the antiquated "Fleet Hometown News Release" program, which submits more than 1 million press releases annually. HCI's Media Release Services provide online press release services that are scalable for the largest grassroots campaigns, product and service announcements and lobbying efforts.
Donaldson has taught at the Defense Information School and has provided expert consultation and testimony in computer forensics for the FBI and USMC.
Donaldson has provided technical services to the Department of Homeland Security, United States Navy League, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, Lockheed-Martin, the United States Marine Corps, Subway and others.
He has been board member of the Marine Executive Association for 13 years, is a member of the Business Executives for National Security, holds multiple patents and completed his 10th Marine Corps Marathon in 2015.