Chief Executive Officer & President


 •BS, UT Chattanooga (Distinguished Military Graduate)

•MBA, Lipscomb University (Alpha Chi & Delta Mu Delta)


Mr. Slemp leads our team in pursuit of our corporate vision to "Preserve and Protect American Security". His leadership experience includes over 25 years as a U.S. Army Officer with various command and staff assignments at the tactical through the strategic levels.  Since 2007, Mr. Slemp has served as the USGI CEO, successfully building the company into a premiere provider of professional support services to our US Government and private sector clients.  

Organizational Affiliations

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
  • Association of the US Army (AUSA)
  • Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) 
  • Green Beret Foundation Advisory Board
  • Rotary International (Paul Harris Fellow)



Executive Vice President / Program Manager


  •  B.A., Music, Asbury University
  • M.A., Violin Performance, Belmont University
  • M.A., Middle East Studies, University of Wales
  • M.B.A., Lipscomb University
  • PMP Certified


Alida Osterlin brings to USGI a diverse and accomplished academic and professional background which includes  language studies, violin performance, contributor to highly regarded published works, program management.  Her business management leadership skills significantly contribute to USGI's delivery of "Professional Excellence" to our clients.    

Fun Fact

Alida is an avid cyclist, has completed multiple triathlons, and enjoys keeping her musical skills sharp!  

Brandon Shull


Director of Finance & Accounting


  • BA, Brown University
  • MBA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Brandon Shull brings to USGI education and experience as a USMC Finance Officer. His assignments included time spent as a Budget Officer in support of MCB Camp Lejeune, Aide de Camp, while deployed to Iraq, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, and as the Financial Controller in support of the Marine Raider Regiment. Prior to joining USGI, Mr. Shull worked in finance at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Fun Fact

Mr. Shull is a former Division I wrestler at Brown University competing in the 184 and 197 pound weight classes.  

John Cooper


Director of HR & Recruiting


•BS, University of Tennessee at Martin

•MA, University of Phoenix

•MA, U.S. Air War College 

•MBA, George Mason University


John Cooper is a retired U.S. Army Colonel with 11 years experience in Intelligence and 17 years working in Human Resources. He has directed human resource operations globally.  

Fun Fact

John was an All-State Bass singer in the chorus and still knows how to carry a tune!