EDWARD W. BLIGH
VP for Business Development
Ed manages business development activities for Horizon Strategies, including the oversight of identifying, capturing and pursuing opportunities that are designed to encourage future organizational growth.
- Naval War College - Master of Arts, Strategic Security Studies
- Webster University - Master of Arts, Management
- Chapman University - Bachelor of Arts, Social Science
What do you enjoy the most about being on the Horizon Strategies team?
I enjoy being on a team of like-minded people. The environment at Horizon Strategies is positive and allows for creative thinking and the pursuit of new opportunities. I enjoy seeking and finding opportunities which yield meaningful employment for our Horizon Strategies experts, many whom are veterans like myself, and simultaneously provide unique solutions to our clients. I truly enjoy helping set individuals and organizations up for success.
What did you do prior to your career with Horizon Strategies?
I recently retired from active duty after 33 years as a USMC officer during which I performed in various operational logistics and training/education capacities. I served as a unit logistics officer for logistics battalions, an infantry battalion, an infantry regiment, and U.S. Marine Forces, Strategic Command. Throughout my military career, I conducted logistics operations (Combat, Peace Keeping, Peace Enforcement, Humanitarian and Disaster Relief) in all possible environments (amphibious, Maritime Prepositioned Force, desert, jungle and cold weather) in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, Caribbean and Pacific regions. I commanded USMC Combat Logistics Battalion-4 in combat (Iraq). While commanding Combat Logistics Regiment-3, I had the opportunity to conduct disaster relief operations in support of the government of the Philippines. I served as the Chief of Staff for all operational USMC logistics in the Pacific and subsequently led the Logistics Vision, Strategy and Innovation branch at HQMC. My training experience started as a Series Officer, Executive Officer and Company Commander at Parris Island. I then served as a faculty advisor at the Expeditionary School and later was the Division Chief, Joint Training and Exercises for U.S. European Command. My final active duty education experience was as the Godfrey Chair at Marine Corps University. Upon retirement from the military, I began working as a logistics strategist and expert consultant on a number of government contracts.