December 28, 2015

About Us

Dan Elder
Dan Elder

Dan brings over 32-years of management and leadership experience as a project manager both in and out of government. He is a training facilitator and executive coach and has been certified by the Chambers Bay Institute as a True Growth® Executive Coaching Program graduate, he is a member of the International Coaching Federation. Mr. Elder was awarded a Master of Science degree in Corporate and Organizational Communication from Northeastern University of Boston, MA and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Touro College of New York, NY. He currently facilitates Balanced Readiness Seminars for the U.S. Army School for Command Preparation and leads professional coaching sessions for military and civilian executives and supervisors. He is an AUSA Institute of Land Warfare Senior Fellow and was inducted to the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Hall of Honor.

Dani Patterson
Dir of Technology
Dani Patterson


An experienced and dedicated educator with a passion for instructional technology. Dani has earned her Masters of Education in Instructional Technology from Sam Houston State University. Formerly classroom teacher, campus technology chair, campus webmaster and more. Currently providing training, support and assistance to educators in all things educational technology. System admin for district learning management system and important programs. She serves as an Educational Technology Consultant and the milMedia Group Social Media Director, and Learning Management System (LMS) subject manager expert.
Rose L. Thayer
Dir of Communication
Rose Thayer Content Writer


A proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Rose is an award-winning journalist and writer with by-lines in The Alcalde, Austin American-Statesman, Killeen Daily Herald, Austin Chronicle, Austin Home and Austin Monthly. Always willing to go the extra mile for a better story, she once jumped from a Black Hawk with soldiers. Rose also spent two years working in public affairs at her alma mater promoting the College of Fine Arts through a print magazine, web content and social media. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and volunteers her time as an advocate for children in foster care.
Bob Sempek
Policy Analyst

Bob comes to TBS with an extensive background in the defense contracting industry. Working in a small business environment he has performed as a Program Manager, an on-site contract lead at an Army headquarters, an analyst in Army logistics information systems, a business developer, a capture manager, a proposal manager, and writer. He is currently serving as a policy analyst and writer for TBS. Bob is a retired Infantry and Quartermaster Corps (Logistics) Army officer. In addition to many professional training courses, he holds a Master’s of Science degree in Business Financial Management from The George Washington University and an Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration from Benedictine College in Atchison, KS. Bob is active in his professional association, currently serving as a chapter president. He is also a longtime and a current volunteer at several community and non-profit service activities.
Brett Keener

coming soon
Daniel Carrizales
Web Tech
Daniel Carrizales Web Technologist


Daniel is the junior member of the web development and technology team. He focuses on web design, managed hosting, and design. He provides technical support to all staff, executives, and customers for the company. Daniel has a passion for new technology and is always looking for ways to help further his knowledge and technical skills. He is responsible for updating and maintaining milMedia Group’s websites. Daniel possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from Texas A&M Central Texas and aspires for more in the technological field.
Jim Thompson
Doctrine Writer
Jim Thomson

coming soon
Tech Intern
Emily Farias


Emily graduated from CTC with an AAS for programming and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s for Computer Science with Texas A&M Central Texas. Programming is her passion and main hobby but she really just enjoys creating things and working on both the front-end and back-end development of a project. She will do/learn whatever it takes to make sure that the end user and client are happy.

About milMedia Group

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We are a Central Texas based web design company offering our experience in digital and collaborative techniques through the use of digital and social media techniques and tools for customer relations management. We operate some of the longest continuously operating internet presences for military members in existence today. We began to offer a a line of computer software specifically for soldiers in 1994 and established our first World Wide Web site in 1997. In 2010 we expanded our full-time capabilities and we began offering our services independently to the public and private sectors, in business and government. Ask us for details.

About Topsarge Business Solutions, LLC

Founded in 1991 as a military oriented Bulletin Board Service (BBS) for soldiers, Topsarge Business Solutions LLC is the parent company of milMedia and is a Management Consulting and Training service provider. Our founder, Command Sergeant Major Dan Elder, US Army, Retired, has been called an early adopter and a warrior-scholar, and he is a proven innovator and award-winning pioneer in online Community development and Knowledge Management solutions. Bringing those talents to both the public and private sectors, Topsarge Business Solutions rates among some of the long-time architects of successful online collaborative communities. Whether it is capturing organizational knowledge, transferring experience across an enterprise, or developing a media strategies, TBS can lead these efforts. As new markets emerge and opportunities expand, you want Topsarge in your corner.

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