Jon Mellis

General Counsel & Secretary at SOC

As General Counsel, Jon is responsible for the mission-critical legal, contracts, and compliance counsel provided to executive leadership, D&Z’s Government Services Division, and customers.

With leadership and expertise in all areas of the government sector, including cyber security, Jon has extensive government and private sector experience. He most recently was Assistant General Counsel at VMware, Inc., in Reston, Virginia. He also served as Associate General Counsel at Lockheed Martin Corp. and Assistant General Counsel at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Jon is a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves, who previously served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps for the U.S. Navy. Jon received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from John Hopkins University and a Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University. He also holds a Masters of Arts Degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Security Studies.


  • General Counsel & Secretary

    Current role

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