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     Date Submitted:10-12-2010
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     Current job:Senior Systems Analyst
     Employment Term:Permanent
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     KeywordsVersatile space professional.
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    Education

    MA in Space Systems Management, Webster University, St. Louis MO (Colorado Springs, CO extension), 1994

    BS in Engineering Physics, United States Air Force Academy, Col Springs CO, 1983

     

    Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, VA, coursework completed:

    Systems Acquisitions Management, Info Systems Acquisitions, Acquisitions Logistics Fundamentals, Acquisitions Workforce Testing and Evaluation, Production and Quality Management, Software Acquisition Management, Earned Value Management

     

     

    Relevant Experience

     

    Analysis, Space and Intelligence Operations

    • Systems Analyst, Joint Advanced Training Technology Laboratory (JATTL), USJFCOM/J7 (GD-IT), Suffolk VA.  Tasked to conduct stress testing, development, certification, and documentation for new suites of modeling and simulation (M&S) software tools. Write concepts of operation, system descriptions, integration plans, test plans, and transition plans for the use of new experimental software prototypes into joint training and exercises.  Wrote the transition plan for the upgrade to a major Department of Defense training network currently under development and deployment.  Wrote JCIDS acquisitions documents (CBA, ICD) for a new ballistic missile defense training tool.  Evaluate user training requirements for exercise placement and certification of M&S software, 2007-Present
    • Space Operations Subject Matter Expert (SME), Joint Command-Future, USJFCOM/J9 (GD-AIS), Suffolk VA.  Led a team that investigated and provided systems C2 diagrams supporting JFCOM’s Counter-IED (CIED) efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Participated in co-sponsored and in-house experiments and wargame events that enable future experimental objectives, 2005-2007
    • White Cell Space & ISR SME, USJFCOM/J9 (GD-AIS), Suffolk VA – Provided Space and ISR expertise, scenario writing, analysis, experiment adjudication/refereeing, and likely event and scenario outcomes in support of joint experimentation, and wargaming, 2004-2005
    • Chief, Doctrine Branch/Doctrine Analyst, Air Combat Command (ACC), Langley AFB VA – Air and Space Campaign planner/assessor for Global Engagement VI wargame (2002). Lead ACC planner for the Schriever III space wargame.  Developed and codified joint and service air and space warfighting theory, doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) and best practices, 2001-2004
    • Director of Operations and Chief, National Mission Planning, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Fort Meade, MD – Directed daily collection priorities for a multi-billion dollar network of space-based SIGINT sensors. Directed daily operations, performed crew certification/training/scheduling, and policy implementation for a 24/7 National SIGINT command Center, 1996-1999
    • Chief, Advanced Radar and Optical Systems, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB CO –Designed and managed intelligence and sensor suite MASINT requirements for a $120M Air Force space surveillance telescope system, and drafted requirements for $100M ground-based radar system.  Ensured that both systems met customer MASINT requirements, 1993-1996
    • Chief, Standardization and Evaluations and Missile Warning Crew Commander, 12th Space Warning Squadron, Thule AB Greenland – Responsible for certification, evaluations, and mission-ready status for 20 personnel assigned to the AN/FPS-123V phased-array radar.  Provided 24/7 surveillance, ballistic missile warning, and space control information to NORAD and US Space Command, 1992-1993
    • Lead Orbital Analyst, NORAD/US Space Command Space Surveillance Center, Cheyenne Mtn AB, CO – maintained positional database on all man-made objects in space and directed a network of 26 worldwide radar and optical tracking systems.  Ensured timely collection of radar & optical tracking data as well as radar and optical MASINT information,  1984-1987

     

    Training and Education

    • Air Training Command Instructor of the Year – Best in the Air Force, 1989
    • Undergraduate Space & Missile Training (USMT)-5 years as platform instructor – Mathematics through calculus, Mechanics, E&M, Optics, and Orbital Mechanics.  1987-1992
    • Designed instructor guides, handout, and tests for the Undergraduate Space & Missile Training (USMT) program, and designed the end of course satellite design/satellite mission exercise 1987-1992
    • Master Instructor certification (Space Operations), 1988

     

    Program and Project Management

    • Project Manager and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for $3M conversion of curriculum to computer-based training, Fort Meade MD, 2000

     

    Security Clearance

     

    • TOP SECRET/SBPR, 7 Jun 2007


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