Federal Facilities and Community Affairs Liaison

Clint Ross

A member of the city's executive management team, Ross leads Hampton's efforts to partner with and build relationships with the NASA Langley Research Center; Joint Base Langley-Eustis (Langley Air Force Base); and other federal organizations.

Responsibilities

He fosters the continued operation, long-term prosperity and growth of Hampton-based federal entities consistent with the city's vision and values. Ross is executive director (appointed by City Council) of the Hampton Federal Area Development Authority Board. He's also principal city staff support to the Fort Monroe Authority, which is responsible for many activities associated with the 2011 closure of Fort Monroe and the new Fort Monroe National Monument.

Experience

Ross received his commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 1995 and served in the Air Force for over 26 years. His career varied in leadership and staff positions at the Wing, HQ Air Force, the Defense Intelligence Agency, Pentagon and the White House.  He served in the East Wing as the Director of Administration for the White House Military Office and also as the Vice Wing Commander of the 501st Combat Support Wing at RAF Alconbury, United Kingdom. Before retiring in 2021, he served as the Installation Commander for Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE). As the 633 Air Base Wing Commander at JBLE, he commanded three groups, providing installation support to more than 18,000 Air Force and Army personnel, including Headquarters Air Combat Command, Headquarters U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, four operational wings, eight brigades, and more than 20 major associate units. He was directly responsible for providing mission ready expeditionary Airmen and Soldiers to combatant commanders in support of joint and combined operations worldwide.

Prior to joining the City of Hampton, Clint served as Senior Vice President, Global Security Operations, at ITA, International. He was responsible for leading all programs and projects within the Global Security Business Unit across 27 states and 5 foreign countries and providing the strategic evaluation of current and new markets. 

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor's degree in human factors engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy.
  • Master's degree in operations management from the University of Arkansas.
  • Master's degree in military arts & science from the Air Command & Staff College.
  • Master's degree in national security strategy from the National War College.
  • Graduate of the University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive Development Program.