Leading in innovation and superior customer experience.

Stonewall Defense is a defense contracting firm based in upstate New York. It was founded by prior military service members who saw the need to provide our warfighters with practical solutions to meet their needs. Similar gaps exist with various branches of state and local public safety and private sector groups.

In response to the needs of these state and local agencies and private sector clients, Stonewall Defense offers a suite of solutions to provide straightforward, cost-effective products and services to these organizations. In addition, individualized custom pricing packages ensure that the user purchases the best solution for their individual needs.



Meet Richard Newkirk and Nicholas Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

Richard Newkirk

Richard Newkirk is the CEO of Stonewall defense. He is responsible for all day-to-day management decisions, implementing the organization’s short and long-term plans, and maintaining an awareness of and managing the organization’s resources.

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Before founding Stonewall Defense, Richard was an Active Duty Officer in the U.S. Air Force. Subsequently, he worked as a government civilian in project management positions and then moved to private defense contracting. He is an Air Force-trained leader with extensive experience in the Department of Defense and Industry managing projects, developing software, managing developmental and operational tests, acquisitions, and system engineering efforts to ensure assets are appropriately integrated, allocated, suitable, and operational. An industry-certified professional in project management and Air Force acquisitions,  Richard has extensive experience supporting various research programs and operational transition efforts. 

A native of Albany, NY, Richard holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University.


Nicholas Campbell

Nicholas Campbell is the President of Stonewall Defense. He helps establish overall strategy and direction for the company while maintaining awareness of the competitive landscape, opportunities for expansion, customers, and new industry developments.

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Before founding Stonewall Defense, Nicholas worked in the industry as General Counsel and has led multiple high-dollar projects.

Before entering the civilian sector, Nicholas was an attorney in the Army JAG Corps. He is an Army-trained leader with experience in the Department of Defense solving complex problems, leading teams, implementing solutions at the Division and Brigade level, and overseeing procurement regulation efforts to ensure assets were combat-ready and met operational requirements. Additionally, Nicholas is an industry-certified professional in Agile processes and DoD acquisition regulations.

A native of Chicago, IL, Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Virginia Military Institute, a Juris Doctorate from Tulane University Law School, and a Masters of Business Administration from New York University, Stern School of Business.

Mission Statement

Stonewall Defense develops and builds cutting-edge technology that is end user-focused. The technology is created in an inclusive environment that draws the top technological and management talent.

Our executive team has created an environment focused on:

  • Developing cutting edge technology
  • Building products that are in fact beneficial utilized not just in theory but impactful on companies, people, and communities
  • Creating an environment of inclusivity and respect
  • Drawing top talent to continually offer cutting edge products and services


Please see our openings below. If you don’t see an opening but think you’d be a great team player, please email your resume to careers@stonewalldefense.org.