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Former Army Corps of Engineers Leader Appointed to Homeland Security Capital Corp. (HOMS) Position

In a significant move, former military officer David Diehl has been asked to head a prominent division of Homeland Security Capital Corporation (OTCBB: HOMS), focused on the environment and federal programs.

Lieutenant Colonel Diehl, Ret. is a former deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville Center. He has been hired to head a government contract development initiative in a new program management office in Huntsville, Ala. This falls under the Environmental Remediation Division of HSCC’s subsidiary, Safety And Ecology Corporation (

LTC. Diehl retired after 20 years in the U.S. Army, including four years as a company commander, according to a company news release. He has also managed “life cycle” construction projects, valued at about $1.3 billion, including efforts in support of United States forces in Korea.

“The colonel is a well rounded, results-oriented professional with the experience required to lead our corporate initiatives in support of Huntsville-based opportunities,” said SEC CEO and HSCC President Christopher Leichtweis. “We are confident in his skills and believe he will be an integral part of the SEC offering — one that provides remediation, demolition, and construction services in support of U.S. federal government and department of defense Base Realignment and Closure (“BRAC”) projects.”

HSCC ( is an international provider of specialized radiological, nuclear, environmental, disaster relief and security solutions for government and commercial customers. Other subsidiaries include Ploimatrix, Inc, and Nexus Technologies Group. A presence in the southeast allows HSCC to take advantage of increased contract opportunities at the Corps and the Army’s Redstone Arsenal facility (, home to the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), and the Space and Missile Defense Command.

“The opening of a Huntsville office is a strategic step we are taking to proactively respond to potential opportunities present in the area,” said HSCC Chairman C. Thomas McMillen. “The development of this program will strengthen our position in the environmental remediation market, and appointing a decorated military leader of the colonel’s stature as head of this initiative is critical in executing our plan effectively.”

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