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Principal Consultant

Troy A. Small is President and Principal Consultant for Copperwater Consulting.

Troy is retired from the US Marine Corps, where he served twenty years of honorable and faithful service. Troy was a Contingency Contracting Officer for fifteen years of his Marine Corps career. 

After retiring from the Marines in 2009, Troy served nine years as a Navy program manager, managing the contracting portfolio of Major Defense Acquisition Programs and Major Automated Information Systems valued in the billions of dollars.

Troy has 26 years’ experience in federal government contracting and is DAWIA Level-III certified in Contracting and DAWIA Level-II certified in Program Management. Troy has served in a variety of formal contracting roles to include: Contracting Officer, Chief of Contracting, Simplified Acquisitions Branch Supervisor, Assistant Program Manager for Contracting, and Contracting Officer’s Representative.

Troy founded Copperwater Consulting in 2017 with the goal of helping small business contractors win government contracts. Troy currently supports government contractors around the country and provides them with consulting, strategy considerations, and pre and post-award support.

Troy uses his vast experience in government  contracting to help individuals and teams decode the contracting process, resulting in effective decision making and more successful outcomes. 

Troy is a proud graduate of the following business programs:

* University of California San Diego (UCSD), Rady’s School of Management, Veterans Ventures Program
* The Rosie Network, SERVICE2CEO 
* Fokcus Mentoring, Fokcus Founders Group

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