Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Vice Adm. Robert Sharp, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, with his first Wash100 Award on Wednesday.
Executive Mosaic recognizes VADM Sharp for his vision to improve the agency’s capabilities in its use of emerging technologies. We are thrilled to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Sharp.
VADM Sharp succeeded Robert Cardillo, fellow four-time Wash100 Award recipient, as agency director after receiving Senate confirmation in December 2018. He was also elevated to the rank of vice admiral in the Navy.
He assumed command of the Office of Naval Intelligence and became director of the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office in 2016. Previously, he served as the assistant intelligence officer for the commander of the Naval Air Force, an intelligence operations officer with the U.S. Fleet Forces Command and director of intelligence and deputy director of the Maritime Operations Center for Commander of the U.S. Naval Force Central Command.
During his career, Sharp received numerous awards including the Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor award for excellence in instruction, the U.S. Army Knowlton Award for Military Intelligence, the Rear Admiral Edwin T. Layton leadership award and the Naval Intelligence Foundation award for excellence in operational intelligence support to the fleet.
He graduated from the University of the Pacific in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in English and was commissioned through Officer Candidate School the same year. He earned his master’s degree from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 2008.
About the Wash100 Award
The Wash100 award, now in its sixth year, recognizes the most influential executives in the GovCon industry as selected by the Executive Mosaic team in tandem with online nominations from the GovCon community. Representing the best of the private and public sector, the winners demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, reliability, achievement and vision.