John retired from the military in 1998 as a Colonel, and in June 2001 founded John H Northrop & Associates, Inc. (JHNA). JHNA is a SDVOSB Defense Consulting Firm with 45 employees and has maintained steady growth. JHNA is the “Warfighter to Engineer Interface.” JHNA conducts capability assessments, detailed engineering requirements analysis, and processes that evaluate technology for applicability and priority. JHNA has technical specialists that develop software and system engineering architectures for aviation systems. A different group works survivability and degraded visual environment issues for future aviation systems. John, personally, has worked in the unmanned air and ground Robotic and Autonomous Systems area since 2004. JHNA has offices in Fairfax Virginia, Williamsburg Virginia, and Huntsville Alabama. We also work in the program offices of the Product Manager for Force Protection, PEO CS-CSS, Warren Michigan. This office has the Army’s robotic systems portfolio.
John has served as a Director on the United States Military Academy Board of Directors since January 2013. He and his wife Mary have three sons.