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Meet the Team

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Severin Blenkush
Colonel (retired)

A 27-year Air Force veteran whose career in acquisition culminated as Director of Contracting for Air Mobility Command's $1.6B contract portfolio which spanned 11 geographically separated locations. Along the way, Severin was a three-time Commander, deployed to Iraq twice and Qatar once, and served at the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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His space experience includes three years working classified space systems at Los Angeles Air Force Base (now Space Force Base) and two years in acquisition plus two years in operations for the National Reconnaissance Office. Severin held unlimited Contracting Officer Warrants in three different Air Force Major Commands.


Upon retirement, Severin stepped into an Assistant Vice President role at the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank where he led the Treasury Department's Invoice Processing Platform program, the Federal Government's largest invoicing system outside the Department of Defense (DoD).

Immediately prior to helping found Space Advisory Group, Severin was the Business Intel Lead for Space Force's Space Rapid Capabilities Office (Space RCO). Severin joined Space RCO early in its inception as a senior acquisition advisor, developing acquisition strategies for some of the organization's first programs. Looking towards the next round of programs, Severin's responsibilities shifted towards influencing industry Independent Research and Development (IRAD) direction, tech scouting DoD non-traditional businesses and new-technology start-up companies, and communicating Space RCO interests throughout the Space innovation ecosphere.


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Andrew Bossert
CPA

Andrew Bossert is the Co-Founder and a Managing Partner of Space Advisory Group, LLC. Space Advisory Group is a boutique advisory firm which specializes in Federal acquisitions. The firm was established in 2021 to assist startups in navigating the federal acquisition landscape. Additionally, Andrew serves in the United States Air Force Reserves as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee.

Previously, Andrew served on Active Duty as an Officer in the United States Air Force. He most recently served as an Advanced Concepts Contracting Officer, Special Programs, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, CA. He was responsible for contract execution and administration of a $740 million dollar portfolio. In this role, Andrew supported classified programs to field and sustain cutting-edge space technology ensuring US space superiority.

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Andrew entered active duty in 2015 as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force ROTC program at the University of North Texas. He served in various contracting and acquisition positions including base level services, construction, and commodities, as well as operational contract support, space systems, classified contracts, contingency, and completed a tour with USSOCOM’s Special Operations Forces Acquisition, Technology and Logistics - Contracting GHOST program. Andrew deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel as the Chief of Contracting for the Special Mission, Special Operations Advisory Group, Special Operations Joint Task Force - Afghanistan from 2019 until 2020.

Andrew is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California, holds a Masters of Science in Accountancy and Bachelor of Art in Economics and Finance from the University of Dallas.

A space advisor like no other.

Cayenne (18 month old Siberian Husky)

Cayenne
Mascot

Space Advisory Group's official Mascot is an 18 month old Siberian Husky named Cayenne. While she prefers not to be referred to as a “COVID puppy”, she was adopted during the height of the 2020 lock down.

A graduate of Sit Means Sit, Cayenne is well behaved and obedient for a breed known for stubbornness. Bred for endurance and cold weather, Cayenne's main interests are trail running and cross-country skiing.

Severin and Cayenne skiing

Severin and Cayenne hit the slopes

Fortunately, her person enjoys the same, and their home in the foothills of Albuquerque's Sandia Mountains provides them plenty of room to roam off the beaten path. Playing tug-of-war and devouring chew sticks round out Cayenne's favorite things to do. Oh, and she absolutely loves cheese. Any kind of cheese. If you're ever on a call with Space Advisory Group and hear her “talking”, know that she is just as excited as Severin and Andrew are about Accelerating Ideas into Capability. Or she wants a piece of cheese.