CAP’s commitment to unparalleled technical support begins with a rich family heritage and extends through all company leadership today. CAP’s executive team shares a legacy of service to multiple Government agencies as well as a commitment to on-going technical excellence.
CAP’s executives lead by example; they remain dedicated to the highest standards of professional performance and are steadfast in their commitment to empowering the entire CAP team to serve the diverse technical needs of our customers.
Eric was born in Guam just a few months before Typhoon Karen destroyed 90% of the island, sending the family packing for the less violent climes of Virginia. He grew up in Williamsburg, VA surrounded by American history and military installations. Eric entered the Cooperative Education Program immediately after graduating high school, and worked as an Engineering Student Trainee at NASA Langley Research Center while pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. After graduating in 1986 he went to work as a Civil Service engineer for the Naval Mine Warfare Engineering Activity in Yorktown, VA rising to the position of Division Chief before resigning in 1995 to start a business.
Eric joined Cruz Associates in 1996, and his participation increased to the point he applied full-time efforts to Cruz Associates in 2001. This decision would prove itself to be the right one as Eric was instrumental in orchestrating the growth from a half-dozen employees, most of whom were named “Cruz,” to the nearly 200 employees of the Cruz Associates we know today. Along the way, Eric had the opportunity to develop business in his Guamanian homeland and the resultant Cruz Associates Pacific, LLC has been successfully performing ordnance handling and inventory management services for the U.S. Navy since 2005.
Jim was born in Sumay, Guam in 1938. He graduated from George Washington High School in 1955 then left Guam to attend University of Kentucky at Lexington, Kentucky. After a couple years, he joined the U.S. Marines and was sent to Parris Island, South Carolina for basic training, then to Camp Geiger, North Carolina for Advance Infantry Training. Upon completing his training, he went to NATTC Jacksonville, Florida for Aviation Technical School. He attended “P” school for aviation at Millington, Tennessee. After Tennessee, he was sent to his first Duty Station in MCAS (Marine Corps Air Station) El Toro, California as an Aircraft Mechanic for Transports and Fighter Jets. Following an Honorable Discharge in 1960, he was hired by Cadillac Controls, Division of Excello Corporation at Costa Mesa, California as an Electro-Hydraulic Technician. In 1967, he was promoted as Supervisor in the Metrology Lab. In 1969, he was hired by Magic Mountain in Valencia, California as the Technical Superintendent of Construction and Maintenance. At the end of 1971, he was hired by Kings Island Amusement Park in Mason, Ohio as the Director of Construction and Maintenance.
Jim moved back to Guam in 1973 to help with family businesses. In 1985, he started the “Pesca Charters,” a sports fishing and dive charters business. He joined Cruz Associates Inc. in 2004 as a consultant and, in 2011, was promoted to Vice President for Cruz Associates Pacific, his current post.
Vice President, CAP Operations, Guam
Jimmy assumed duties as the Vice President, Operations, Guam March 2018 and advises Cruz Associates Pacific (CAP) leadership on all matters pertaining to Ordnance Services Government Contracting, Business Development/Deliberate planning and Government Owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) Ordnance Services at NMCPAC EAD Unit Guam.
Jimmy is a native of Lumberton, N.C. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (BA) and Central Michigan University (MA) Business with concentration in Management and Supervision. He earned a United States Marine Corps commission through Platoon Leaders Class-Combined, Quantico, VA. After completing The Basic School (TBS) at Quantico he selected the 3002, Ground Supply Officer MOS. He was promoted to 1st LT while attending TBS. After completing Supply training at Jacksonville, NC, Jimmy was assigned to 2nd Field Artillery Group, 2nd Force Service Support Group, Camp Lejeune, NC and served as a Supply Officer for three years.
Subsequent orders assigned Jimmy to 1st Amphibian Tractor Battalion which later combined with elements of 3rd Tank Battalion during his tour to form 1st Tracked Vehicle Battalion. He was promoted to Captain during this tour. After 13 months OCONUS, Jimmy was transferred to Camp Lejeune, NC to the Direct Support Stock Control (DSSC) Activity where he served in various billets, including OIC, for a three-year tour. His next assignment was Marine Corps Base, Camp Butler, Okinawa, JA where he was assigned duties as the Stock Control Officer, DSSC, after which he was reassigned as the OIC, DSSC. He was promoted to Major during this tour which ended after four years. Jimmy’s next assignment took him to Defense Logistics Agency, Richmond, VA where he served as Chief, Receiving Division, Defense Depot Richmond, VA. Departing Richmond after 38 months, he was assigned to 3rd Force Service Support Group, Okinawa, Japan where he served in the billets of Supply Battalion, Operations Officer (S-3), OIC, Sassy Management Unit and Commanding Officer, Combat Service Support Detachment (CSSD) 31 deployed to South Korea. Jimmy was promoted to LtCol during this tour and assigned the 0402, Logistics Officer MOS. After the CSSD-31 tour ended with three years in the command he was assigned as the OIC, Field Supply Maintenance and Analysis Office Three, Okinawa, Japan, he served in this billet 28 months. Jimmy’s next assignment was Fleet Marine Forces, Pacific, G-4 where he served as the Logistics Support Officer until his USMC retirement. He completed the USMC Expeditionary Warfare School and USMC Command and Staff College. His awards include Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and various personal and unit awards.
Post military retirement civilian employment and professional development training are as follows:
Program Manager (DoD Contractor, Ordnance Ops) Naval Magazine, Pearl Harbor, HI 071992 – 072001
Program Manager (DoD Contractor, Ordnance Ops) Naval Magazine, Guam 082001 – 092005
MGR, Transportation Annex (DoD Contractor) Naval Activities, Guam 102005 – 032007
Deputy, AC/S, G-4, Logistics (Civil Service) Marine Corps Bases, Japan 082007 – 062009
Deputy, AC/S, Support Operations (Civil Service) 19th ESC, U.S. Army, Korea 072009- 072012
Deputy, FuOps/Labor Finance (Civil Service) USMC Logistics Command, GA 082012- 082015
Deputy, Operations Officer (Civil Service) NAVSUP, FLC, Yokosuka, Japan 092015- 022018
DAU, Certified Acquisition Professional, LIFE CYCLE LOGISTICS, LEVEL 2
DoD, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION LEVEL 3 requirements completed
Jimmy retired from Civil Service after 10 years and 6 months at the grade of GS-14 in March 2018.