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Risk Mitigation Consulting

RMC supports complex missions and designs innovative solutions to the contemporary threats and challenges in protecting our customer's assets and resources. We use proven processes and quality control systems that result in high-quality technical services. 

RMC has been instrumental in providing the leadership and vision for the design, development and implementation of a more integrated and robust mission assurance program.

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Mission Statement

“Risk Mitigation Consulting strives to assist clients in lowering their overall risk exposure by identifying risk and mitigating the impact of that risk through proper management and proactive planning.”

RMC Leadership

Vince Kuchar, President of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Vincent Kuchar oversees the strategic direction and growth of RMC focused on delivering exceptional services to the Department of Defense and other customers.  Mr. Kuchar is a U.S. Army Special Operations veteran, strategic advisor and business leader. He comes to RMC from the Boston Consulting Group where he was a member of the West Coast Transactions and Integrations, Financial Institutions and Public Sector practice areas. He has extensive experience developing growth strategies, leading strategic transformation and integration programs, and improving business systems for Fortune 500 clients.

Kuchar holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Management from Clarkson University. He has over 16-years of military service as an Officer in the United States Army, seven combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, and is the recipient of three Bronze Stars among other military awards and decorations.


Brent Hyland, Chief Operating Officer

Brent Hyland is Chief Operating Officer for RMC, an industry recognized leader in delivering mission assurance and critical infrastructure protection services and solutions.  He has designed and implemented methodologies for conducting risk-based assessments of complex military infrastructure worldwide for over a decade.  Hyland manages RMC’s operations and divisions in delivering mission assurance, energy security, critical infrastructure protection, and cybersecurity services to the Department of the Navy, Federal, and commercial customers.  Prior to joining RMC, Hyland assisted Headquarters Marine Corps, Plans Policy & Operation Security Division in developing the concepts, pilot programs, and strategies for implementing risk management encompassing risk analysis, training, homeland defense, and defense support of civil authorities.

Hyland was an Officer in the United States Marine Corps and he holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering with a focus in Crisis, Emergency and Risk, from George Washington University as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Tennessee.


D'Etta Rassier, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Ms. Rassier is responsible for RMC's finance and administration functions including contracts, subcontracts, accounting, project controls, and human resources. Rassier participates in the operational management and strategic planning of the company and ensures compliance to Government regulations and cost accounting standards. Rassier provides strategic direction for key corporate processes to consistently deliver high quality performance and value-added services for our customers.

Rassier's background includes over 25 years of domestic and international experience in contracts, finance, business development, project management, manufacturing, and supply chain management for government and commercial customers. Prior to RMC, Rassier served in positions with increasing responsibility in the aerospace and defense industry, including management roles in contracts and project controls for Raytheon; manufacturing and engineering for Texas Instruments.  As the Program Management Director for a $1.4 billion Army Material Command and U.S. Corps of Engineer project for the incineration of chemical weapons. Rassier was an integral member of the project start up and leadership team during construction, systematization, and operations.
Rassier received her bachelor’s degree in Finance from University of North Texas and her MBA from University of Dallas.


Scott Hotaling, CPP - Director, Security/Risk Operations

Mr. Hotaling has over 20 years of experience in the commercial and government sectors, specializing in risk management, infrastructure analysis, critical infrastructure protection, and business continuity. Mr. Hotaling leads RMC’s Risk and Security Division and serves as the Program Manager for the Navy Mission Assurance projects. Hotaling has been at the forefront of the Defense Critical Infrastructure Program and evolution to mission assurance for over 10 years. Hotaling has led a number of programs and teams of subject matter experts conducting complex all-hazard risk assessments at a variety of strategic sites worldwide. As a pioneer in developing risk-based assessments to assure critical infrastructure capabilities, Hotaling’s leadership and unique approach to managing risk has allowed clients to make informed decisions about where to apply limited resources. Clients have commended this approach as a practical and reliable process for making informed risk decisions. Mr. Hotaling has authored a number of risk assessment guides, white papers, training manuals, and federal standards and guidelines.

Prior to his Federal work, Hotaling spent 12 years conducting security, risk-based assessments, and business continuity planning for various Fortune 500 companies and professional sports leagues. Hotaling holds a Bachelors in Forensic Science and Public Justice and has been trained in engineering and modeling (blast and plume effects). Mr. Hotaling has been involved in ASIS International for over 20 years and is Board Certified in Security Management holding the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation since 2001.


James Lutz, Security+ CISSP CSSLP CEH - Director, Cyber & Technology Operations

Mr. Lutz brings over sixteen years of experience in system validation, cybersecurity vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, secure software development, Computer Network Defense (CND), Certification and Accreditation (C&A), Information Assurance (IA) and Information Technology (IT). Lutz leads RMC's Cyber Operations group which supports all aspects of validation and vulnerability assessments, secure software development, CND, C&A, cybersecurity, network operations, and Incident Response. Mr. Lutz has extensive experience with integrating Information Assurance practices into the Software Development Lifecycle for large-scale applications and systems and has managed 24x7 Security Operations Center’s with intrusion detection and prevention, incident response, and perimeter defense capabilities. Lutz's experience includes implementation of DIACAP/Risk Management Framework processes, risk management and mitigation plans, policy development, and enforcement of Government and DoD Cybersecurity requirements.

RMC's Cyber Operations group has grown significantly under Mr. Lutz's leadership. Lutz and his team perform pre-DISA Command Cyber Readiness Inspections (CCRI) and USMC Cyber Security site assessments. The Cyber Operations team performs vulnerability assessments and system security engineering for new systems and applications prior to placing them on the Marine Corps Enterprise Network. His management of the cyber team includes assessment and review of Configuration Management plans, Quality Assurance plans, user manuals, and Information System Security Plans and COOP/disaster recovery plans. Lutz was awarded the designation of United States Marine Corps Approved Validator by HQMC C4 DAA

Lutz holds a Master of Science in Information Assurance and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.


Chad Cogan - Director, Intelligence and Analysis

Mr. Cogan has over 24 years of experience in military intelligence, counterterrorism, antiterrorism, force protection, and mission assurance disciplines, as both a uniformed Marine and civilian consultant, and is a subject matter expert (SME) on intelligence and threat information sharing processes within the CENTCOM, PACOM, EUCOM, and NORTHCOM AORs. He leads RMC’s Intelligence and Analysis Division, which provides threat and hazard analysis, intelligence operational support, training, and knowledge management to our customers. Since 2011, Mr. Cogan has led the creation, implementation, and management of the U.S. Marine Corps’ and U.S. Navy’s All Hazard Threat Assessment (AHTA) programs, developing or overseeing the development of over 170 All Hazard Threat Assessments for DoD installations globally. Due to his efforts and leadership in supporting RMC employees who are military veterans, RMC was recognized as a Patriotic Employer by the Office of Secretary of Defense, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

Mr. Cogan retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 21 years of service and previously served as a national security and intelligence consultant to U.S. Central Command’s Terrorism and Illicit Activities Branch (CCJ2-JAT) and U.S. Marine Corps Forces Northern Command. Mr. Cogan has served as an Adjunct Faculty Fellow for Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement Emergency and Security Studies Program since January 2009, providing instruction in intelligence research, methods, and analysis and domestic and international terrorism.

Mr. Cogan is a graduate of Tulane University and is a certificated Antiterrorism Officer and Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Intelligence Analyst.


Erin Breen - Director, Program Support

Ms. Breen is a subject matter expert in mission assurance, risk management, antiterrorism and physical security. She has been supporting the Marine Corps mission assurance program for over 10 years. Prior to joining RMC Ms. Breen supported Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC), Plans, Policies and Operations, Security Division. She was responsible for conducting all-hazard exercises, coordinating assessments and report develop and onsite client support.

Ms. Breen also serves as RMC’s Security Manager. She is responsible for developing and maintaining RMC’s facility clearance, individual clearances and security education program. Ms. Breen leads the program support group at RMC responsible for providing assessment support and report development.

She received a bachelor of art’s degree in political science from the University of Central Florida.