Director of Operations
John Nichols is the Director of Operations. He assists with managing day-to-day operations of the company and is charged with maintaining operational balance between i3's Corporate office and it's Portfolios. Previously, John served as the Business Operations Lead for the Science, Engineering, and Technology Business Unit. In that role he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Business Unit to include budget management, profit and loss, staffing, and program management oversight.
Prior to joining i3, John was with AEgis Technologies serving as the Program Manager in support of Program Executive Office (PEO) Missiles and Space. John has a total of 17 years of military experience that includes six years of active duty in the U.S. Army and 12 years serving in the U.S. Army Reserves. While on active duty, John served as an Armor Officer with the 3rd Brigade of the 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. John deployed to Iraq as an Armor platoon leader with the 1AD in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II and III. While active, John also served as a Logistics Officer with the 19th Expeditionary Command as an Operations Officer in the 25th Transportation Battalion and as the Commander of the 138th Movement Control Detachment. John continues to serve in the military as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserves. As a reservist, John deployed to Kuwait from June 2019 to March 2020 where he served as the Brigade Executive Officer for the 401st Army Field Support Brigade in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation Spartan Shield, and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
John holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology from The University of North Alabama and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®). He lives in Huntsville, AL with his wife Amanda and their four children.