Veterans Never Stop Serving

Camaraderie with shared values and a common cause. 

Military service isn’t a job; it isn’t even a career—it is a calling. From the first time you look in the mirror and see a soldier in the reflection, you are forever changed, and it feels like destiny.

For you see, there is something about military service that is downright transformational; it helps the shy find their voice, followers find inspiration, and leaders find focus.

“I did not have anything going for me,” former Army reservist Shalyssa shared about life before her enrollment and deployment. “I had a young son. I was a single mom, working at a fast-food place. I wasn’t in school. I could barely pay my rent. I had nothing going for me, so I joined the Army.”

Four years later she was leveraging her military experience to get a degree and support her son. She shed her reputation for being slow and disengaged and reinvented herself as a confident go-getter ready to make an impact in her industry, healthcare. The Army had changed her, and it was undoubtedly for the better.

Shalyssa’s future employer will be lucky to have her, the ideals that she adopted in military service will make her a model employee and valuable company asset. She will undoubtedly lead them to doing things faster, better, more effectively — military people can’t help but to improve systems and instill best practices.

It’s more than the shared experiences with your unit or the culture of the warfighter; your values are changed at a molecular level. No matter how you were raised, or where, or by whom, the things that are important to a soldier are simpatico across every branch of the US Military.

Without fail, we:

  1. Take responsibility for our actions.
  2. Show up on time with a positive attitude.
  3. Embrace self-initiative and course correction.
  4. Ready on Day 1 to execute the job to the best of our abilities.
  5. Flexible, very flexible. (Adapt and overcome, right, Marines?)
  6. Embody an unparalleled work ethic and professionalism.
  7. Behave in ways that manifest strength of character
  8. Serve in a way that provides a reflection of an idealized society, see above 1-7

Assembling a team of peak performers is as easy as recruiting professional people with military service experience—and we should know. APC has prioritized hiring veterans since our very first days in operation. Our military-experienced employees are hardworking, do right by their families, and have great stories. They can make quick and informed decisions, lead a group, and inspire everyone around them to get in on the American Dream.

“Do or die, good or bad, decisions are yours to make,” says one former Air Force commander here, and that’s just the kind of company culture we hope to foster. We want each and every APC employee to care deeply about keeping the Armed Services mission-ready and our communities safe, deeply satisfied in knowing that our lives can still be dedicated to supporting the warfighter without sacrificing time at home with friends and family. It’s the best of both worlds, really, where we can continue to work in defense of our country and still sleep in our own beds each night.

We owe it all to our military service; for if it wasn’t for all of the experiences—leadership, work, people, world travel—we might never have had the opportunity to build a company like APC.

If you are a Veteran, on behalf of present and future employers everywhere, we salute you this Veteran’s Day and every day.

APC Thanks Veterans

You have made our organization better from the inside out. Your ability to be pragmatic, make fast decisions, and take action are a living example of how ethics and values deliver team excellence every day. You’re a model for us all, soldiers. Keep up the good work.

Retiring vets, reach out to us. Recruiting veterans to grow our company is an intentional and deliberate part of our talent strategy. APC is veteran owned and operated and 50% of our staff are veterans. Won’t you join our ranks? Contact Dana at for transition guidance and support.

Meet Our Vets:

Iris and David Critten, founders at APC

“The best day in your deployment is when your boots hit home soil.” Iris Critten remembers each one of those days in her nine deployments. She considers herself one very lucky combat aviator; she came home. “I still have all my limbs, you know.”

Iris has spent most of her life in a job where decisions mean life or death and it was time to put the soldier’s mindset to work, but this time, it’s from home.

Her husband David Critten was glad to hear it. He had spent his post-military career following Iris as duty called and supporting their young family solo on Christmas and birthdays. He was ready for his family to stop having to make a choice between giving back to the country they loved and having a quality life as a family. There was to be a better way.

Leaning in on his own military background and years spent as a contractor for DOD, David figured out how he and others like him committed, retired, and able, could continue to contribute to defense efforts without all the major disruptors of deployment. He wanted to build a new kind of company, one that would treat people better than they ever had before in any job, investing in training, personal development, and education.

So when Iris asked the question, after twenty years of service, what did Dave want her to do next, the answer was simple. Come home. Come home and we can support the warfighter together, on base and out of danger.

For Iris and Dave, APC embodies the very best of what’s great about military service. “Working for a common cause to strengthen the country, people always work together. Someone will always show up for you.”

Get to know more about APC and the way we reinforce our reputation by saying what we mean and meaning what we say, visit us online at

STARS III Contract Awarded to APC

Advanced Project Consulting was awarded STARS III master contract number: 47QTCB21D0421

As an experienced professional services provider, Advanced Project Consulting (APC) uses our STARS III contract to offer a broad range of Information Technology and Cybersecurity services to current and new customers.

The 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resource for Services (STARS) III Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is a Multiple Award, Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (MA-IDIQ) contract to provide information technology (IT) services and IT services-based solutions which may include the integration of ancillary support which is necessary and integral to the IT services being acquired. STARS III Master Contract awards are reserved exclusively for qualifying Small Business Administration (SBA) certified 8(a) prime contractors with competitive prices.

For more information about STARS III go to 8(a) STARS III | GSA

APC DUNS: 135469828



APC awarded a prime contract on GSA OASIS

APC is proud to announce that we have been awarded a prime contract on OASIS Small Business 8(a) SubPool 3 by the US General Services Administration (GSA).  OASIS (One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services) is a multiple award, Indefinite Delivery Indefi­­nite Quantity (IDIQ) contract available for use by all Federal agencies to acquire complex professional services more efficiently and cost effectively.  OASIS contracts are designated as a Best in Class solution by the Office of Management and Budget.  We are looking forward to utilizing the OASIS contract vehicle as a new path to efficiently support our military customers.

APC celebrates 10-year anniversary – Opens a new facility

Advanced Project Consulting celebrates their 10 Year Anniversary supporting the US Military!  APC commemorated this significant milestone by opening a second facility in Warner Robins.  On Tuesday, March 3rd, the Robins Regional Chamber held a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony / Anniversary Celebration at the new facility, which is located at 132A Byrd Way.  The new construction, a two story, 6,000 square foot facility, is adjacent to APC’s 3-year-old headquarters building.  The new building contains offices, additional conference space, and a dedicated workshop / industrial space and will host APC corporate staff as well as contract support personnel.

In attendance were APC President Iris Critten, APC Sr. Vice President David Critten, company personnel, business partners, friends, family, and Warner Robins Mayor Randy Toms.  After the Robins Regional Chamber opened the ceremony, there was a prayer, followed by words of congratulations by Mayor Toms.  Iris Critten addressed the crowd, stating “This new building is not only an investment in APC, but is also an investment in the Warner Robins community.”

Pinnacle Awards 2020

Advanced Project Consulting was honored as the “Business of the Year” at the 2020 Pinnacle Awards, which are hosted annually by the Robins Regional Chamber.  The “Business of the Year” award recognizes a privately-owned company with more than 40 employees and/or multiple locations that demonstrates growth in sales, product lines or staff, has innovative initiatives, and has outstanding community service contributions/involvement.

Every January, the Pinnacle Awards kicks off the Chamber’s year by recognizing outstanding achievements in business as well as the individuals who make the Warner Robins community great.  This year’s stellar event included an awards program featuring the Business Excellence awards, individual honors, a new Legacy award, and presentations from other development organizations in the community.  APC President Iris Critten commented on the award, noting that “It was a great honor to have our team recognized by the Chamber and the local community. This accomplishment belongs to the entire APC family who work hard every day to keep America safe.”

Robins Regional Chamber Pinnacle Awards 2020

We are proud of the Professionals that make an award like this possible. Congratulations to the entire APC Team on being recognized as the best of the best.

APC is on the Inc. 5000 list for the 4th Year in a Row

APC Logo Symbol For the fourth consecutive year, Advanced Project Consulting has made the Inc. Magazine 5000 list of the Most Successful Companies in America.  Inc. Magazine has revealed that APC is number 4,153 on its 38th annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies in America.  Each year, Inc. Magazine announces the award, which celebrates entrepreneurial success, leadership, and innovation.  APC is a professional services provider to the United States Military, and credits consistent recognition on the Inc. 5000 list by adhering to the core principles: Integrity, Customer Success, and Excellence.  Only a tiny fraction of America’s businesses consistently demonstrate such remarkably high growth.

APC earns a seat on SeaPort Next Generation

SEAPORT-NxG The U.S. Navy has awarded a new contract to Advanced Project Consulting for its SeaPort Next Generation (SeaPort NxG) contract vehicle.  SeaPort NxG is the electronic procurement tool by which all Navy and Marine Corps contracting offices can obtain services through competitive and efficient means.  The multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract holds a total value of $5 billion and includes a five-year base period with one five-year option. The primary focus of SeaPort NxG is Project Management and Engineering Support Services and will allow APC to compete for individual task orders across 23 functional areas.  APC is excited to continue its support to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps into the future via SeaPort NxG.

APC QMS — ISO 9001:2015 Compliant

Advanced Project Consulting Advanced Project Consulting is pleased to announce we have completed the next step in our strategic growth plan.  An esteemed 3rd party certification board has recently completed an assessment of APC’s Quality Management System (QMS) and found it to be in accordance with the ISO 9001:2015 management system requirements.  The certification scope for this  assessment of APC’s QMS is as a “Provider of Professional Services to Government Entities.”  APC’s commitment to maintaining our QMS in compliance with ISO 9001:2015 standards underlines our dedication to our fundamental principles of Integrity, Customer Success, and Excellence.

APC is on the Inc. 5000 list for the 3rd Year in a Row

APC Logo Symbol Inc. Magazine revealed that Advanced Project Consulting is number 1529 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies in America.  Inc. Magazine announces the award each year, which celebrates entrepreneurial success, leadership, and innovation.  This is the third year in a row that APC made the Inc. 5000 list, which measures APC’s overall revenue growth over a three-year period at 308%.  APC, a professional services provider to the United States Military, has earned consistent recognition on the Inc. 5000 list by adhering to our core principles: Integrity, Customer Success, and Excellence.  Out of the nearly seven million private companies moving the economy forward every day, only a tiny fraction have demonstrated such remarkably consistent high growth. APC’s repeated Inc. 5000 honors truly put us in rarefied company.

F-15 wins Outstanding SPO Recognition

F-15 wins Outstanding SPO Recognition The F-15 System Program Office (SPO) at Robins AFB was recognized as the Outstanding SPO of the Year for 2017.  Over this period of performance, APC embedded personnel working in the F-15 SPO provided mission critical engineering sustainment support, delivering engineering and technical services to analyze F-15 aircraft production/maintenance data. APC cyber services for the F-15 SPO included field and depot engineering inputs, software development/sustainment, system administration, and worldwide helpdesk support. APC identified issues for improvement and reduced lifecycle costs by conducting maintainability, obsolescence, and supportability analysis.  APC congratulates everyone working to support the F-15 SPO.