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Why Choose Combat Bound?

Our Vision & Mission

Combat Bound's vision is to provide the Warfighter and first responders with effective multifunctional capabilities to decrease wear and tear on the body while providing the agility to operate at the speed of war and on the streets where these brave women and men are needed.

Our capabilities increase their ability to respond to dangerous situations with increased confidence, higher performance, and improved survivability.

Mission

COMBAT BOUND LLC brings  innovative knowledge and technology to the forefront based on our experiences in austere and hostile environments worldwide as well as over a decade of innovation in Joint, Interagency, and multinational concepts and capabilities.

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Our Leadership

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Emil Reynolds

Founder, Managing Member

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John Donoso

Chief Technical Officer

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Lance Dover

Chief Product Officer

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Frank Hunt Jr.

Business Advisor

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Emil Reynolds
Founder, Managing Member

18 year track record of achieving mission critical results in fast-paced, austere environments through dynamic action, teamwork, and leadership. Innovation is his passion and his in-depth experience with Project Management, Experimentation, Test & Evaluation, and tactical operations.

His military experience enables him understand the needs and to visualize and conceptualize innovative technologies that revolve around lethality, protection and rescue.   These innovations are focused on improving the performance and survivability of soldiers in the field, always prioritize minimizing the weight in a ruck, and include autonomous systems. 

As a soldier, an employee, and now as a business owner, Emil is staunchly dedicated to providing innovative solutions to the Armed Forces of the United States of America and her allies.

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John Donoso
Chief Technical Officer

15+ years of full-stack engineering, systems integration, product design, project management, signals, intelligence, infrastructure, and foreign policy experience within USG, NGOs, and the private sector, including software and hardware engineering experience with UAVs, UGVs, and network design and build.

 

John has also spent significant time studying and helping counter foreign intelligence and disinformation campaigns as well as implementing initiatives supporting national and global policy in Afghanistan, the Middle East, and CONUS.

In the course of that work, he has been responsible for open-source investigations, digital forensics, penetration testing, election monitoring, and local governance and economic development, particularly in Afghanistan and Lebanon. As a result, he speaks terrible German, Spanish, Dari, and Arabic.

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Lance Dover
Chief Product Officer

Lance Dover is a retired U.S. Air Force officer with over 22 years experience as an acquisition officer and 4 years as an Air Force civilian senior engineer.  He attended Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology where he earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in metallurgical engineering.  Lance joined the Combat Bound team in January 2022 as the Chief Projects Officer.

 

Lance’s Air Force career provided him with unique experiences in test and evaluation, program management, aircraft, spacecraft, electronic warfare, and personnel management.  He led teams developing the nation’s most advanced weaponry, improved human/machine interfacing for intelligence analytics, and cognitive systems engineering efforts.  Some of his achievements include developing a competing infra-red satellite system for missile warning which forced a major defense contractor to improve their game and field their technology; through realistic training in an operational environment, preventing an Air Force special operations unit from making a fatal mistake during the initial days of Operation Iraqi Freedom; and establishing a successful internal inspection program for the Air Force Research Laboratory when he became the Laboratory’s first Inspector General. 

 

Blending systems engineering with personnel leadership provides Lance with the ability to execute programs which deliver results and improve team performance.  Helping team members improve their skills and experiences results in improved cohesion and a desire to accel in the workplace.  His leadership at the Air Force Research Laboratory as a government civilian supervisor resulted in 25% improvement in contribution scores of his personnel and garnered him the 2019 Laboratory’s Civilian Supervisor of the Year Award.

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Frank Hunt Jr.
Business Advisor

His career includes 32 years of US Navy and Joint military experience, 31 years as a small business owner, 19 years as a government contractor, and 21 years as a Department of Defense civil servant.  These efforts have overlap because Frank isn’t content doing one thing at a time.  His Navy experience (active duty & reserve) includes deck watches, shipboard engineering, amphibious operations, carrier aviation, flight instruction, tactical air control, HQ tours, Joint exercise control, and supporting local drinking establishments across the globe. 

 

As a government contractor he was a flight simulator instructor, training/curriculum developer, joint test simulation analyst, and joint exercise operator-trainer.  As a DoD civil servant, he was the COMSEC Manager for TRADOC, the network team lead for USJFCOM’s Joint Experimentation Directorate, and was a computer scientist for 15 years supporting Joint interoperability and integration, retiring as the Technical Integration Branch Chief within the Joint Staff J6.

 

His dedication to improving the efficacy of the US Armed Forces, an inability to sit still, and him still wanting to contribute led him to joining Combat Bound because the company is dedicated to improving the lot of “those that eat the MRE’s” through innovation and improvements in Rescue, Lethality, and Protection.

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