Senior acquisition specialist Johnathan Maness talks about the benefits of becoming certified as a veteran-owned small business. He also talks about contracts that are set aside for specific types of small businesses. Johnathan Maness is the Director of Business Development at US Federal Contractor Registration and is one of the most recognized government consultants across the nation. Jonathan spent three years serving his country as a proud Gunnersmate aboard the USS Carter Hall during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Jonathan has also attended Ashford University and Alamance Community College focusing in the fields of FEMA & Homeland Security, Counter Terrorism & Intelligence, and Business Management. His experience in the United States Navy gave him a first hand look at government acquisition and federal sales. Jonathan is also a service-disabled veteran that has become a master at assisting businesses in government contracting, and ultimately helping them win contracts.