Blog

Bancroft Capital Veteran Training Program Candidate Launches into NASA

Posted: June 18, 2021

Veteran Training Program (VTP) Candidate and service-disabled Air Force veteran Miles Marshall credits the VTP with providing a platform to restore him into the civilian workforce and lead him to a new career as NASA Mission Director

Fort Washington, PA – June 18, 2021 – Bancroft Capital, a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) specializing in Institutional Brokerage and Capital Markets services, announced that its Veteran Training Program has launched another incredible success story for one of its military service-disabled VTP Candidates.

VTP Candidate Miles Marshall, a retired US Air Force Evaluator Pilot and Director of Operations for two different combat operational squadrons, will conclude his time as a VTP Candidate in Bancroft’s northern California office to begin a career with NASA as Mission Director.

“Our team at Bancroft is honored to have had Miles as a part of the VTP. This is a WIN for the VTP and Miles, given our goal for the VTP is restoration of disabled veterans on whatever pathway that takes them,” said Bancroft Capital Founder Cauldon D. Quinn. Quinn added that Miles is a “fallen angel” – he lost his ability to fly for the USAF due to medical concerns – and flying was his love. “This job not only is a ‘once in a lifetime position’ but it also gets Miles back in the air as a member of the NASA flight crew,” he added.

Marshall will lead the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) Project. He will be responsible for conducting SOFIA’s onboard science and mission operations. He will become the Senior Mission Operations Support person on the flight responsible for command and control of overall mission operations and the Observatory’s mission systems.

“I am honored and fortunate beyond words to have been a part of Bancroft – it’s such a fantastic company,” said Marshall. “I encourage other service-disabled veterans to apply for Bancroft’s Veteran Training Program – the rewards both professionally and personally cannot be emphasized enough,” he added.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for Miles, especially the ability to return to flying,” said Director of Municipals Michael Ivcic. “We’re proud to call him a VTP graduate and will always consider him a part of the Bancroft family.”

Marshall’s departure leaves an opening in Bancroft’s San Mateo, California office, located at 112 W. 25th Avenue, to enroll a new VTP Candidate. Service-disabled military veterans interested in this opportunity should review the program online and apply.

“Our team is thrilled to support Miles with his new career change with NASA,” said Senior Vice President of Municipal Sales Richard Beames. “Bancroft’s VTP is committed and looks forward to placing a new veteran in our Northern California office.”