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Major General (Ret.) Deborah A. Ashenhurst Joins R2 Associates As Senior Vice President, Military Strategy

MORRISTOWN, N.J. - Jan. 6, 2016 - EntSun -- Today, R2 Associates LLC announced that Major General (Ret.) Deborah A. Ashenhurst has joined the R2 Associates team as its Senior Vice President, Military Strategy. In this new role, she will be responsible for assisting R2 clients in developing and implementing strategies to raise their visibility and increase their business with the United States Army, National Guard and Reserves.

"I am very pleased to welcome Debbie Ashenhurst as the newest member of the R2 leadership team," said Richard Goldberg, President and CEO of R2 Associates. "The knowledge and experience she has acquired throughout her distinguished career will benefit both our company and our clients."

Major General (Ret.) Ashenhurst began her career in 1978 when she enlisted in the Ohio Army National Guard. She was commissioned an Engineer Officer in 1980 through the Ohio Army National Guard's Officer Candidate School. After completion of the Engineer Basic Course at Fort Belvoir, VA, General Ashenhurst served as a reconnaissance officer with the 54th Support Center. She has commanded and has held staff officer assignments at all levels from company, battalion, brigade and Joint Force Headquarters. More significant assignments include her serving as the Commanding General, 73rd Troop Command (Brigade); Commander, 237th Personnel Services Battalion; and Director, Property and Fiscal Operations, United States Property and Fiscal Office for Ohio.
In 2011, Ohio Governor Kasich appointed MG (Ret.) Ashenhurst to the cabinet level position of Adjutant General of the State of Ohio, a position in which she served until January, 2015. She most recently served as a Special Assistant to the Vice Chief, National Guard Bureau, where her focus was the Army 2025 doctrine.

MG (Ret.) Ashenhurst has received numerous awards and decorations, including the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (with one Silver and one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster) and the Joint Service Commendation Medal. She is active in many Military related organizations, and currently serves as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the National Guard Association of the United States.

Lt Gen (Ret.) Russ Davis, former Chief of the National Guard Bureau and member of R2 Associates Board of Advisors, stated: "I have known Debbie Ashenhurst for a number of years. The real life knowledge she gained while serving as Adjutant General of Ohio and most recently as the Special Assistant to the Vice Chief at NGB, provides R2 Associates with a level of expertise that few others can claim. I look forward to working with her."
R2 Associates helps defense and homeland security focused companies develop and implement business development strategies to grow their business in the Army/Air National Guard and Reserves.  With one of the most experienced teams in the industry, R2 has built its reputation by being results driven and client focused.

The firm is also a full-service creative agency, offering advertising, website, trade show and multi-media development and support. It is the only firm of its kind, combining business development support with marketing/communications services, distinguishing their clients from the competition.


The complete list of services offered by R2 Associates can be found on their website at www.R2associates.com or by calling 862-260-9100.

The biographical information contained in this press release is for information use only.

Media Contact
Richard M. Goldberg, President & CEO
862-260-9100
goldberg@r2associates.com


Source: R2 Associates, LLC

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