Your Bridge to the Department of Defense

Charting the Course for Unparalleled Military Strength
At PM13, we're more than consultants; we're your Pathfinders in the defense industry. Specializing in crafting strategies for marketing and selling to the Federal Government and the Department of Defense, our expertise ensures your solutions achieve acquisition success. We navigate the complexities of the government and military acquisition processes with unmatched precision. With PM13, your vision is our mission—united, we forge a path to unmatched strength and strategic prowess.

Strategic Prowess

Unleash visionary strategies for dominant military formations.

Innovative Solutions

Forge ahead with cutting-edge solutions, tailored to your vision.

Expert Guidance

Leverage century-strong military expertise for unmatched insights.

Mission Mastery

Your mission, our commitment—redefining defense together.

About Us

Who We Are

At PM13 DEFENSE SOLUTIONS, we are a dynamic team of seasoned professionals, united by a shared commitment to excellence and a profound understanding of military intricacies. With a collective reservoir of knowledge spanning over a century, our diverse backgrounds converge to form a powerhouse of strategic thinking and innovative solutions.

Our Mission

Our mission is to understand the needs of our Warfighters AND transform and integrate capabilities to ensure dominant military formations in the future.

Patrick Maloney - PM13 Defense Solutions CEO
PM13 Defense Solutions

Experts in Acquistion

Providing formidable and committed professionals skilled in identifying the appropriate pathways through the DoD Acquisition maze, leveraging the military-industrial complex to derive innovative solutions and tailored approaches to realize our client’s vision​.
Services Offered

Our Expertise

Our offerings extend beyond the conventional, providing a comprehensive suite of services meticulously crafted to meet the unique demands of modern defense.

  • Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Life Cycle Pathfinders: Navigating the DoD Acquisition maze with precision.
  • Capability, Product, and Strategy Development: Specializing in the development and integration of combat capabilities and tactical concepts.
Defense Industry Consulting
Why Choose PM13

Why PM13 Defense Solutions

Selectively assembling clients with innovative technologies and solutions, PM13 comprises experienced Pathfinders dedicated to enhancing the US Military’s mission effectiveness. Our global alignment and commitment to innovation and strategic execution set us apart, making us your ideal partner in defense consulting.


PM13 Tactical

PM13 Tactical is a manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of bespoke clothing for military, security, first responder, sports, street, beach, outdoor, uniforms and commercial apparel. We develop new products from concept to delivery using the latest composite materials including our own unique ActionTX ™ (Abrasion, cut and slash resistant fabric), leather, polyester, cotton, denim, and impact resistant nano materials.
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Jim Blackburn

PM13 Senior Consultant
BG (RET) US Army
Pathfinder Profile:

Jim Blackburn, BG (R) USA, Senior Consultant at PM13 Defense Solutions
Brigadier General (R) Jim Blackburn‘s illustrious career in the defense sector is a testament to his unwavering dedication and strategic acumen. With a distinguished background in the U.S. Army, Brigadier General Blackburn has consistently showcased decisive leadership in challenging environments and played pivotal roles in shaping defense strategies vital to national security.


Beginning his journey as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Pittsburgh, Brigadier General Blackburn’s leadership trajectory took him to commanding positions across various global theaters of operation. His tenure has been marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence and a commitment to advancing military operations through strategic innovation.


Demonstrating a commitment to continuous learning and professional development, Brigadier General Blackburn has acquired advanced degrees in National Security and Strategic Studies, augmenting his capacity for strategic thinking and analysis.


Transitioning to the corporate arena, Brigadier General Blackburn’s leadership as the CEO of Keshik Mobile Power Systems and as the Executive Vice President of Mistral Inc. exemplifies his ability to bridge military expertise with cutting-edge technology and innovation, driving advancements in defense capabilities.


Currently serving as a Senior Consultant at PM13 Defense Solutions and holding a strategic position at Defience Systems, Inc., Brigadier General Blackburn continues to shape robust defense strategies and solutions, contributing to the success and growth of the defense community.


Brigadier General Blackburn‘s legacy serves as a beacon of excellence and innovation, propelling PM13 Defense Solutions and the broader defense industry toward new horizons of operational excellence and strategic success.

Jim Blackburn

PM13 Senior Consultant
BG (RET) US Army

Brigadier General (R) Blackburn is the senior consultant for PM13 Consulting and also serves as the Board Director for Defience Systems Incorporated.

Key Contributions:

He previously served as the CEO of Keshik Mobile Power Systems, and the Executive Vice President of Mistral Inc. in Bethesda MD. Brigadier General Blackburn retired in 2017 after 31 years of Active Federal Commissioned Service as an Armor and Cavalry officer leading soldiers in war zones from every rank, Lieutenant through Brigadier General. 

Military Expertise

He is a 1986 Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Pittsburgh and holds a Master of Science Degree in National Security from the U.S. Naval War College, and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

Patrick Maloney

PM13 President
Patrick Maloney, LTC (RET) USA

President & Executive Director of PM13 Defense Solutions
With over 32 years of distinguished service in the United States Army, Patrick Maloney, LTC (R) USA, brings a wealth of military expertise and leadership to his role as the President and CEO of PM13 Defense Solutions. Throughout his military career, Patrick held various leadership positions, demonstrating exceptional competence in operations, contracting, and project management.
As a combat veteran, Patrick played pivotal roles in both Afghanistan and Iraq, where his leadership and strategic acumen were instrumental in mission success. He served as Chief of Contracting, providing critical support for combat operations and reconstruction efforts, managing initiatives worth billions in construction, commodities, and services.

Transitioning from the military to the defense industry, Patrick spearheaded PM13 Defense Solutions, guiding the firm to prominence with his visionary leadership and strategic insights. Under his direction, PM13 has become a trusted partner in the defense sector, renowned for its innovative solutions and commitment to excellence.

In addition to his role at PM13 Defense Solutions, Patrick serves as the CEO of PM13Tactical and Frontline Lighting, subsidiaries specializing in tactical gear and lighting products. Leveraging his extensive military connections, Patrick fosters strategic collaborations with industry leaders to enhance their market presence within the Department of Defense (DoD).

Patrick Maloney‘s unwavering dedication to innovation and client success has positioned PM13 as a key player in the defense industry. With a mission to deliver cutting-edge solutions that enhance safety, security, and performance, Patrick continues to lead PM13 toward new heights of excellence and achievement.
Key Contributions:

Steered PM13 Consulting from its inception to its current renown in defense solutions, earning recognition for leadership and strategic business insights

Military Expertise

Brings 32 years of active military service, with notable achievements in:

Operations Leadership:

Played a pivotal role in Afghanistan and Iraq, holding key leadership positions.

Contracting Authority

Served as Chief of Contracting, providing essential services and support for combat operations and reconstruction efforts.

Project Management

Oversaw comprehensive project development, from review to execution, managing initiatives worth billions in construction, commodities, and services.

Strategic Partnerships

Utilizes extensive military connections to aid companies in navigating defense sector complexities, fostering success through strategic collaborations.

Notable Partnerships
Collaborated with industry leaders like
  • Royal Tencate,
  • ATSE,
  • Frontline Lighting, and
  • Vorbeck to enhance their market presence within the Department of Defense (DoD)

Patrick’s leadership and strategic acumen have positioned PM13 as a key player in the defense sector, committed to innovation and client success.