TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — Florida’s former lieutenant governor has an explosive new job.

Jennifer Carroll, who resigned March 12 amid a gambling investigation into a non-profit for which she once did consulting work, has taken a leadership position at a company that makes military ordnance and grenade launchers.

Carroll, who spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy before entering the political field, will serve as a senior adviser for Folsom, Calif.-based Global Digital Solutions until the completion of the company’s planned merger with Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based AirtronicUSA, Inc.

When the merger is completed, Carroll is expected to be named president and chief operating officer.

“Jennifer’s extensive experience in government and military affairs will be extremely helpful as we complete the Airtronic merger process and continue to implement our global growth strategy going forward,” Richard J. Sullivan, Global Digital Solutions’ largest shareholder, said in a release.

AirtronicUSA produces grenade launchers, a rifle, a machine gun, and a 30-round magazine, according to its website. In the release, Carroll said she anticipates the company “to seize what I believe are truly enormous growth opportunities both in the domestic and global arenas.”

“The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.”


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